Based on a conference on Child Welfare and Social Action held at the University of Liverpool, 1998.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This collection of twelve essays represents an important contribution to the understanding of child welfare and social action in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. They challenge many assumptions about the history of childhood and child welfare policy and cover a variety of themes including the physical and sexual abuse of children, forced child migration and role of the welfare state.
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Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Child Welfare and Social Action; I: Gender and 'Delinquency'; II: Child Emigration; III: Rethinking Philanthropy; IV: 'Welfare States' and Child Welfare; Notes on Contributors; Index