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The Roots Of Social Security
I suppose the roots -- the idea that we ought to have a systematic method of taking care of the material needs of the aged -- really springs from that deep well of charitableness which resides in the American people, and the efforts and the struggles of charity workers and social workers to handle the problems of people who were growing old and had no adequate means of support. Out of this impulse to be kind to the poor sprang, I suppose, a mulling of ideas about social insurance for the aged....
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Title: The Roots Of Social Security
Creator: Frances Perkins (author)
Date: October 23, 1962
Format: Speech
Source: Social Security Online History Page
Keywords: Aging; Charity; Economics; Employment; England; Frances Perkins; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Government; Government Agencies; Insurance; Jurisprudence; Labor; Labor & Commerce; Laws & Regulation; Legislation; New Deal; New York; Policy; Politics; Poverty; Public Health & Welfare; Public Welfare; Social Security; Social Welfare & Communities; Social Work; U.S. Congress; Work; Workers Compensation
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Social Movements & Advocacy