Cases of malnutrition and other “Victorian” diseases are soaring in England, in what campaigners said was a result of cuts to social services and rising food poverty. NHS statistics show that 7,366 people were admitted to hospital with a primary or secondary diagnosis of malnutrition between August 2014 and July this year, compared with 4,883 cases in the same period from 2010 to 2011 – a rise of more than 50 per cent in just four years.
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Poor Victorian Children-Family Feminization of poverty is the large population of poor who are women and children. Reasons for this could be because of the large increase of female-headed households and inequality of pay rates between men and women.
Occupational photograph of Victorian match girls, ca. 1888. These girls worked in terrible conditions, for 14 hours a day, and received very little pay for their work. The phosphorous used in making matches caused hair and teeth loss, yellowing of the skin, and "phossy jaw", a type of facial bone cancer.