Harriett C Wilson

  • How Child Poverty Action Group came into being

    Issue 113 (autumn 2002)
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    In the decade preceding the birth of CPAG a number of studies appeared in the fields of sociology and socio-medical research which contained information about poverty among old people, widows and lone mothers, and about malnutrition. Analysis of national assistance benefit levels showed that they were not matching increases in general affluence.

  • Obituary of Harriett C Wilson

    Issue 113 (autumn 2002)
    article

    Dr Harriett C Wilson, the founder of CPAG, died on 14 July 2002 at the age of 85 after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for many years. She organised the meeting to campaign against family poverty and set up a pressure group, on 5 March 1965, from which it grew.