University of Iowa Studies in the Social Sciences Volume 7

University of Iowa Studies in the Social Sciences Volume 7

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... population and social infection. Foreign customs in the matter of the use of liquor and in the attitude towards its use present a factor to be considered. These general characteristics are due to the national elements making up most of Iowa's immigration, i. e., the northern European. In the mining communities, however, a different problem is presented by a large element of southern Europeans, another factor in the complex social situation there found. SOCIAL WORK The effect of constructive social work upon social infection is difficult to determine. The evidence available, however, goes to show that it is of positive benefit. The cities presenting the most serious conditions, excepting the one large city, Des Moines, are ones in which there was no effective organization or work along this line during the period covered. A number of cities with such work well organized show much less serious problems. In admissions of defectives to institutions, some communities with well organized social work show high rates along one or more lines. A notable instance is that of the record of Grinnell and Poweshiek County in admissions to tuberculosis sanatoria. Thorough education as to the need of institutional care and a constructive public policy rather than peculiarly serious evils seem responsible. Keokuk's high record may be in part due to the same causes. INFLUENCE OF INSTITUTIONS Quite a disproportionate share of the inmates of each state institution come from the counties and cities located in close proximity to it. This is least apparent in the case of the State hospitals for the insane which are well distributed, but even here the influence of proximity is evident. This phenomenon seems to be due to a greater familiarity with the more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236838505
  • 9781236838506