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Women and Welfare

Ten Victorian Women in Public Social Service


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Women and Welfare by Julia Parker
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This study examines why some Victorian women took up various kinds of public social service, as social workers, researchers or reformers when the conventions of the time made it difficult to move out of private family life into public work. The family, social background and the individual character of ten famous 19th-century women are portrayed in an endeavour to identify the social circumstances and personal qualities that encouraged their social services. The author relates her findings to the problems faced by women of the present who combine family responsibilities and outside employment. Julia Parker has also written "Portrait of Social Work" (with Barbara Rodgers),"Local Health and Welfare Services" and "Social Policy and Citizenship".

Author Biography

JULIA PARKER is a Lecturer in Social Administration at the University of Oxford. She is the author of Portrait of Social Work (with Barbara Rodgers), Local Health and Welfare Services and Social Policy and Citizenship.
Release date NZ
March 3rd, 1989
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
1989 ed.
VII, 220 p.
Palgrave Macmillan
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