Deserving Mothers: Day Care as Welfare
The case of Leah Nadel is a good example for showing some of the ways the day nurseries operated as a charity during the 1910s and 1920s. Even though she received charity from day nurseries, Leah still had to struggle to keep up an image of being a respectable mother by working hard and supporting the different needs of her children. This chapter discusses the different problems and solutions faced by single mothers during that time, especially after the efforts of reformers and professional social workers made against working mothers.
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