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Dame Eileen Younghusband

(1902—1981) welfare worker


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(1902–1981) Dame Eileen Younghusband, international educator and scholar, influenced the development of social work education around the world. Born in London, she was the daughter of mountaineer and explorer Sir Francis Younghusband. She earned a certificate in social studies and a diploma in sociology at the London School of Economics and then joined the faculty (1929–1957). During World War II she set up one of the first Citizen's Advice Bureaus, worked with the Service of Youth Program and the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, and conducted a national survey of welfare functions.

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From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Social Work.


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