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A Mother's JobThe History of Day Care, 1890–1960$
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Elizabeth Rose

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780195111125

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111125.001.0001

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“Foster Mothers”: Creating Day Nurseries

“Foster Mothers”: Creating Day Nurseries

(p.13) 1 “Foster Mothers”: Creating Day Nurseries
A Mother's Job

Elizabeth Rose

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the arrival of day care centers in Philadelphia. Day care centers were established as a result of the number of poor children playing on the streets while their mothers were at work. This chapter provides a detailed description of the lifestyle of the children, the state of the economy, and the struggles wage-earning mothers had to go through during the 1890s.

Keywords:   day care centers, Philadelphia, wage-earning mothers, 1890s

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