Emergence of the Modern Child Welfare System

Duncan Lindsey

in The Welfare of Children

Second edition

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9780195136715
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199894079 | DOI:
Emergence of the Modern Child Welfare System

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This chapter reviews the first century of development in child welfare (roughly 1850 to 1960) which ended, after World War II, with a renewed commitment to child welfare research and to the development of institutions to support that research. Topics discussed include the invention of foster care, early studies of foster care, the early residual approach to child welfare, the establishment of the Children's Bureau, child labor, the emergence of the modern child welfare system, and the golden age of research in child welfare.

Keywords: child welfare; foster care; child welfare research

Chapter.  12185 words.  Illustrated.

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