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A Mother's Job

Elizabeth Rose

Published in print March 1999 | ISBN: 9780195111125
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854295 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111125.001.0001
A Mother's Job

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Using Philadelphia as a case study, this book explores the history of day care from the perspective of families who have used it, tracing day care's transformation from a charity for poor single mothers in the early 20th century to a legitimate and culturally accepted social need for ordinary families—and a potential responsibility of government—by the 1950s.

Keywords: Philadelphia; day care; single mothers; families; charity

Book.  288 pages. 

Subjects: Local and Family History

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Using Day Nurseries in A Mother's Job

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