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|Title:||Katharine Buildings, 1885-1962|
|Depositor:||Townsend, P., Institute of Community Studies|
Townsend, P., Institute of Community Studies
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.This unpublished study of social change focused on the inhabitants of Katharine Buildings in Stepney, London. The Buildings were established in 1885 as an experiment in improving working class housing conditions and were influenced by the ideas of Octavia Hill, Beatrice Webb and Ella Pycroft. Professor Townsend's study includes his analysis of the original ledgers and notes kept by Webb and Pycroft. In addition interviews with residents, some of whom were descendants of the original inhabitants, were also conducted. The accounts of interviews and questionnaires - with many open-ended questions - provide a unique picture of a working class community in transition through such issues as family history, household composition, occupation, income and leisure pursuits.
Social change; housing; urban communities; urban renewal; working class life; family life; community life; family networks; rented accommodation; tenants.
|Time period:||1885 - 1962|
|Dates of fieldwork:||1957 - 1962|
No spatial unit
|Kind of data:||
Tenants of Katharine Buildings
Repeated cross-sectional study
Purposive selection/case studies
|Number of units:||187|
|Method of data collection:||
Face-to-face interview; Compilation or synthesis of existing material
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|First edition:||31 January 2005|
|Copyright:||Copyright Professor Peter Townsend|
|Access conditions:||Host archive conditions apply|
|Availability:||These data are available from a service other than UK Data Service - National Social Policy and Social Change Archive. Albert Sloman Library Special Collections, University of Essex. Contact the UK Data Service in the first instance.|
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By principal investigator(s):
Townsend, P. (1954) Providing for pensions, Planning, No. 364, Political and Economic Planning: London, pp. 93-116.
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