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" Bureau shall investigate and report . . . upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people... "
W. B. Wilson and the Department of Labor - Page 141
by Roger Ward Babson - 1919 - 276 pages
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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1922, Volume 15

United States. President - Presidents - 1917
...bill No. 24148. These provide for a children's bureau in the Department of the Interior, which shall investigate and report upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life, and shall especially investigate the questions of infant mortality, the birth rate, physical degeneracy,...
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Nutrition in Public Health: A Handbook for Developing Programs and Services

Sari Edelstein - Medical - 2006 - 948 pages
...the US Children's Bureau (CB) was created in 1912. Its mission was to investigate and report on all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of people. To a large extent, the CB could be considered the mother of public health nutrition, for it took a...
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Perfect Motherhood: Science and Childrearing in America

Rima Dombrow Apple - Family & Relationships - 2006 - 209 pages
...lobbied other national leaders. Finally, in 1912, the US Children's Bureau was established with a mandate to "investigate and report . . . upon all matters...welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people." Note, the agency was to investigate and report, not treat; the Bureau could not deliver...
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Governing the American State: Congress and the New Federalism, 1877-1929

Kimberley S. Johnson - History - 2007 - 226 pages
...17 not voting).5 The result of the legislative struggle was the creation of a bureau with the charge "to investigate and report . . . upon all matters...welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people." The legislation also enumerated the number (fifteen) and the salaries of the Bureau's...
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Child Protection in America: Past, Present, and Future

John E. B. Myers - Social Science - 2006 - 320 pages
...Bureau was signed by President William Howard Taft on April 9, 1912. The law stated the bureau's duties: "Investigate and report . . . upon all matters pertaining...welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people, and . . . especially investigate the questions of infant mortality, the birth rate, orphanage,...
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The Gilded Age & Progressive Era: A Student Companion

Elisabeth Israels Perry, Karen Manners Smith - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2006 - 430 pages
...agency in the world that concerned itself solely with children. Charged by Congress to report "on all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people," the agency received only a small initial appropriation of $25,640. Julia Lathrop, the...
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Science in the Service of Children, 1893-1935

Alice Smuts - History - 2008 - 400 pages
...worthy of mention. The statute gave the bureau a broad mandate to "investigate and report . . . on all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people." It instructed the bureau to examine especially "infant mortality, the birthrate, orphanage,...
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Government and Public Health in America

Ronald Hamowy - Medical - 2008 - 544 pages
...various states for health purposes. The Children's Bureau had been established in 1912 with authority to investigate and report 'upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life'.79 The Bureau's primary duty was to investigate all questions relating to infant mortality, the...
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Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the ...

Laura L. Lovett - History - 2009 - 248 pages
...be President Taft who would sign the bill marking its creation. The bureau's mandate included "all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of people," though infant mortality and the birthrate were highlighted as concerns of the agency. 12 Toward this...
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The Women's Joint Congressional Committee and the Politics of Maternalism ...

Jan Wilson - History - 2010 - 272 pages
...Created in 1912 by an act of Congress, the bureau was charged with investigating and reporting "all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people." 6 Immediately following her appointment as chief of the new bureau, Julia Lathrop turned...
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