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child welfare

noun
1.
social work aimed at improving the lives of disadvantaged children.
Origin of child welfare
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • People turn to the Chautauquas to be taught politics along with domestic science, hygiene, and child-welfare.

    The Story of Chautauqua Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
  • As the work progressed, it branched out on a much larger scale, embracing civilian, military and child-welfare activities.

    Out To Win Coningsby Dawson
  • See this valuable volume for reports of progress in the different lines of child-welfare effort.

    Farm Boys and Girls William Arch McKeever
  • As a parent, Kennicott was moved to establish the first child-welfare week held in Gopher Prairie.

    Main Street Sinclair Lewis
  • Interest in child-welfare is for the sake of the child himself, not for the sake of his clothes4 or his physical condition.

  • The emphasis on child-welfare has a social rather than a sentimental basis.

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