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Burns, Eveline Mabel

John F. Longres

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

Published by NASW Press and Oxford University Press


Published online June 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199975839 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.660

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Eveline Mabel Burns (1900–1985) was a social economist and educator at Columbia University. She helped formulate the original Social Security Act and directed research that shaped public assistance and work programs through the 1940s.

Keywords: Eveline Mabel Burns; Social Security Act; Committee on Long-Range Work and Relief Polices; President's Committee on Economic Security; public assistance

Article.  232 words. 

Subjects: Social Work

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