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Deserving Mothers: Day Care as Welfare

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/9780195111125.003.0004
Deserving Mothers: Day Care as Welfare

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The case of Leah Nadel is a good example for showing some of the ways the day nurseries operated as a charity during the 1910s and 1920s. Even though she received charity from day nurseries, Leah still had to struggle to keep up an image of being a respectable mother by working hard and supporting the different needs of her children. This chapter discusses the different problems and solutions faced by single mothers during that time, especially after the efforts of reformers and professional social workers made against working mothers.

Keywords: 1910s; 1920s; charity; day nurseries; single mothers; professional social workers; reformers; working mothers

Chapter.  17671 words. 

Subjects: Local and Family History

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