Survival in Victorian London's Brutal East End Slums
During the Victorian era, the rates of people living in poverty increased drastically. This is due to many factors, including low wages, the growth of. Poor children living in Britain in the 19th century would have had very little to call their own, and virtually no way of improving their lives. The new Poor Law ensured that the poor were housed in workhouses, clothed and fed. Children who entered the workhouse would receive some schooling. In return.