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child welfare

  1. social work aimed at improving the lives of disadvantaged children.
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Origin of child welfare

First recorded in 1905–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • Interest in child-welfare is for the sake of the child himself, not for the sake of his clothes4 or his physical condition.

  • As the work progressed, it branched out on a much larger scale, embracing civilian, military and child-welfare activities.

    Out To Win

    Coningsby Dawson

  • See this valuable volume for reports of progress in the different lines of child-welfare effort.

    Farm Boys and Girls

    William Arch McKeever

  • As a parent, Kennicott was moved to establish the first child-welfare week held in Gopher Prairie.

    Main Street

    Sinclair Lewis

  • People turn to the Chautauquas to be taught politics along with domestic science, hygiene, and child-welfare.

    The Story of Chautauqua

    Jesse Lyman Hurlbut