“Foster Mothers”: <i>Creating Day Nurseries</i>

Elizabeth Rose

in A Mother's Job

Published in print March 1999 | ISBN: 9780195111125
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854295 | DOI:
“Foster Mothers”: Creating Day Nurseries

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This chapter discusses the arrival of day care centers in Philadelphia. Day care centers were established as a result of the number of poor children playing on the streets while their mothers were at work. This chapter provides a detailed description of the lifestyle of the children, the state of the economy, and the struggles wage-earning mothers had to go through during the 1890s.

Keywords: day care centers; Philadelphia; wage-earning mothers; 1890s

Chapter.  17525 words. 

Subjects: Local and Family History

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