Poor Relations: The Children of the State in Illinois, 1818-1990
by Joan Gittens
University of Illinois Press, 1994
Paper: 978-0-252-06411-1 | Cloth: 978-0-252-02064-3
Library of Congress Classification HV742.I3G57 1994
Dewey Decimal Classification 362.709773

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ABOUT THIS BOOK
 
       This comprehensive history traces the care of dependent, delinquent,
        and disabled children in Illinois from the early nineteenth century to
        current times, focusing on the dilemmas raised by both public intervention
        and the lack of it. Joan Gittens explores the inadequacies of a system
        that has allowed problems in the public care of children to recur regularly
        but at the same time insists that the state's own history makes it clear
        that the potential for improvements exists.
 
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