A study of the effect of mother employment upon elementary school children of a textile community

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Annette Patton Clifton (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Franklin McNutt

Abstract: At the present time the nation as a whole is thoroughly aroused by the plight of the children of employed mothers. World War II' s demand for production has necessitated the employment of large numbers of mothers in industry. What is happening to their job of motherhood? What is happening to their children? The answer to these questions are of vital concern to social agencies, governmental agencies, and even to the industrialists as well as to the educators. Each, motivated in a different way, is seeking the answer. The Federal Government has set up a special bureau to study the matter. From a millon and a half to two million children throughout the United States are in special need of assistance because of home conditions or individual difficulties or disabilities. At least a million of these children are deprived of a fair opportunity for normal development because they live in communities that lac!: the necessary resources for child welfare services.... Children who have been deprived of normal home life or who are endangered by conditions in their environment as well as those with mental and physical handicaps or emotional maladjustment are peculiarly in need of safeguards and assistance which should be afforded by State and community programs. Boys and girls whose bodies and characters are stunted by deprivation and neglect cannot develop into courageous and self-sustaining citizens.... Very few communities have made provision for social services for children which come anywhere near meeting the real needs. In a great many counties or other local units almost the only services available are foster care for children who had had to be removed from their own home and treatment of juvenile offenders. Deprivation and neglect and maladjustments that might here been prevented or corrected afflict childhood, and the community lays up for itself an ever increasing load of dependency, mental and physical handicap and delinquency.1

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Language: English
Date: 1945
Children of working mothers
Working mothers
Women textile workers $z North Carolina

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