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Using Day Nurseries

Elizabeth Rose

in A Mother's Job

Published in print March 1999 | ISBN: 9780195111125
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854295 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111125.003.0003
Using Day Nurseries

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Initially day care centers, which were called day nurseries during the 1890s, were only popular among jobless mothers. However, even then there were conflicting views about day nurseries: some mothers were grateful, while other mothers fought with the nursery workers for control of their children. This chapter discusses the different situations of working mothers during from the 1890s until the 1930s and how being a working mother affected them.

Keywords: day care centers; day nurseries; 1890s; working mothers; 1930s

Chapter.  16341 words. 

Subjects: Local and Family History

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