Bureau Publication (United States. Children's Bureau) Volume 82

Bureau Publication (United States. Children's Bureau) Volume 82

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...of the tubercular men may have been a cause of their incapacity, that is, how far the taxpayers are supporting the families of men who have been incapacitated by bad working conditions. It has not been possible, however, to trace the working histories of these men nor of the fathers who died, leaving their families a charge on the taxpayers. The age of these permanently incapacitated husbands is another point of interest. The ages of 4 of the men could not be ascertained, but Table XXXIII gives the ages of the 94 for whom this information was available. Table XXXIII.--Number of incapacitated fathers in different age groups. Table XXXIV shows that some of these men were very young; 8 were under 30; 19 between 30 and 35; 24 others were under 40; and 19 more under 45; that is, taking the numbers cumulatively, 70 of these men, 74.5 per cent of the number whose age was reported, were under 45 years of age, and 51, or 54.3 per cent, were under 40. In the tubercular group the proportion of younger men was even higher. It seems to be clear that, in general, the incapacitated fathers were men who should have been at the height of their earning power instead of being supported either in institutions or in their own homeby the aid of State funds. Further information concerning the 864 mothers who are widowed is also needed. It is important, for example, to ascertain the cause of the husband's death: and in Table XXXIV are presented such data as are available for the 864 families. Table XXXIV.--Cause of death of father of families on the pension list in 1917. a Includes deaths by drowning. b Most of these deaths occurred during the summer of 1916. The causes of death listed in this table are obviously not scientific. Although the death certificate is...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236988124
  • 9781236988126