Poverty is the state of being poor. For the poor, most children have to work because their family needed the money. The more people in the family who worked, the more money they had. More money means more food and better living conditions. Very poor people with no home or job lived in workhouses and families got split up.
The living conditions were very different in the time of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. Living conditions were abysmal for anyone but the higher classes, as they could not afford basic necessities such as food. In the meantime, the higher classes enjoyed contemporary luxuries such as working toilets.