Failed Century of the Child Governing America's Young in the Twentieth Century
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Description: Between 1900 and 2000 an unprecedented effort to use state regulation to guarantee health, opportunity, and security to America's children failed to reach its goals. This account of the period reveals that the achievements envisioned were extremely ambitious and reflected entrenched, but self-contradictory, values as well as Americans' inconsistent expectations of government. Based on extensive research, the volume analyzes the period's public policies that affected children's welfare, work, education, and health.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/3/2003
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
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|'Illusory promises': state aid to poor children|
|'Inducting into adulthood': state reactions to the labor of children and adolescents|
|'Laying down principles in the dark': the consequences of compulsory secondary education|
|The return of the infant school: twentieth century preschool education|
|Public education of disabled children: 'rewriting one of the saddest chapters'|
|'Shaped up' by the state: government attempts to improve children's diets, exercise regimes, and physical fitness|
|Mandatory medicine: twentieth century childhood immunization|