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Problems In The Administration Of Municipal Charities
Able-bodied pauperism is a misnomer. So long as able-bodied persons were admitted to almshouses upon application and upon their own declaration of destitution, or even, as in some cases, committed by magistrates to almshouses for definite terms, the almshouse necessarily took on more or less of a correctional character. It is not too much to say that at the present time in cities whose municipal charity is generally considered as well administered, no able-bodied persons are admitted to almshouses or to any other charitable institution for extended care....
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Title: Problems In The Administration Of Municipal Charities
Creator: Homer Folks (author)
Date: 1904
Format: Article
Publication: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: vol.23, pp.268-280
Keywords: Aging; Almshouses; Bellevue Hospital; Blackwell's Island; Boston, MA; Charity; Children; Disease; Economics; Hospitals; Housing; Immigration; Institutions; Jurisprudence; Massachusetts; New York; New York City, NY; Nursing; Physical Disability; Policy; Poverty; Public Health & Welfare; Public Welfare; Service Organizations; Social Welfare & Communities; Social Welfare & Employment; Tuberculosis; Urban Life
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations