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" The act directed the bureau to 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 174
by Roger Ward Babson - 1919 - 276 pages
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The Modernization of Fatherhood: A Social and Political History

Ralph LaRossa - Family & Relationships - 1997 - 287 pages
...under the Department of Labor, the Children's Bureau was mandated to "investigate and report . . . upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people." '" From 1912 to 1929, the Children's Bureau probably did more than any other organization in the country...
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Justice Between Generations: The Growing Power of the Elderly in America

Matthew C. Price - Social Science - 1997 - 174 pages
...Taft on April 9, 1912. The newly established US Children's Bureau was commissioned to report on "all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people" ; its first-year appropriation of $25,640" marked an early commitment by the federal government to...
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Historical Dictionary of American Education

Richard J. Altenbaugh - Education - 1999 - 499 pages
...welfare reform. The Bureau was established on April 9, 1912, with a mandate to investigate and report "upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people." Julia Lathrop,* first chief of the Bureau, brought her twenty years of experience at HullHouse and...
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From Poor Law to Welfare State, 6th Edition: A History of Social Welfare in ...

Walter I. Trattner - History - 2007 - 464 pages
...Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.) Charged with the duty of investigating and reporting upon "all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people," die bureau had no administrative power, nor was it to perform any services, strictly speaking. Rather,...
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Handbook of Early Childhood Intervention

Jack P. Shonkoff, Samuel J. Meisels - Medical - 2000 - 734 pages
...Congress established a Children's Bureau in the Department of Labor "to investigate and report . . . upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people" (quoted in Lesser, 1985, p. 591). In its first annual report, the Bureau acknowledged its responsibility...
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The Missing Middle: Working Families and the Future of American Social Policy

Theda Skocpol - Political Science - 2000 - 207 pages
...and rural areas. The US Children's Bureau was established in 1912 to "investigate and report . . . upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people."19 Similarly, the Sheppard-Towner Act of 1 92 1 was deliberately tailored by Children's Bureau...
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Social Policy and Policymaking by the Branches of Government and the Public ...

Theodore J. Stein - Political Science - 2001 - 512 pages
...of Health and Human Services. The bureau's mandate was straightforward: “To investigate and report upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of children...and child life among all classes of our people.” Under the stewardship ofJulia Lathrop, who headed the bureau from its inception until 1921, the bureau...
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The Politics of the Pta

Charlene K. Haar - Education - 2002 - 187 pages
...created as a federal agency in the Department of Labor. It was charged to "investigate and report . . . upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of people."17 Over time, the Children's Bureau became involved in labor and socialinsurance issues, neither...
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The Welfare of Children

Duncan Lindsey, Professor Department of Social Welfare School of Public Affairs Duncan Lindsey - Social Science - 2004 - 451 pages
...Children's Bureau — The Beginning of a System [The purpose of the Bureau was to investigate and report] upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people. [It was charged to investigate] infant mortality, the birth rate, orphanage, juvenile courts, desertion,...
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The Poverty of Welfare: Helping Others in Civil Society

Michael Tanner - Political Science - 2003 - 212 pages
...social welfare issues. In 1912 Congress established the Children's Bureau to study and report on "all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people."26 The agency had no authority and an annual budget of only $25,640 but nonetheless represented...
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