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Edith Abbott

Author Code: AEAB

Born: Sep. 26, 1876 - Grand Island, Nebraska, USA

Died: Jul. 28, 1957 - Grand Island, Nebraska, USA

Educated at Brownell Hall, a girls boarding school in Omaha, Nebraska, Abbott graduated in 1893. Unable to attend college due to a lack of funds, she turned to teaching high school. Eventually, In 1901, she received a degree from the University of Nebraska, by taking summer courses and some correspondence. Later, in 1905, she received her PhD from the University of Chicago. In 1906, she moved to England and studied at University College and the London School of Economics. In 1908, she moved in with her sister Grace at Hull House in Chicago and continued to live there until 1920. She joined forces with Sophonisba Breckinridge at the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy, which was later moved to the University of Chicago in 1920. In 1924, Abbott became dean of the school and continued in that position until her retirement in 1942. During her years at Hull House, she worked with Jane Addams, Julia Lathrop and others in directing many fundamental changes in social welfare work. Abbott stressed the importance of a public welfare administration and the need for a more humane social welfare system. She was the president of the National Conference of Social Work and the American Association of Schools of Social Work. In 1935, she helped to draft the Social Security Act. Together with Breckinridge, she founded the Social Service Review. She was a prolific contributor to journals and an important pioneer in social welfare. Her works include Women in Industry (1910), The Delinquent Child and the Home (1912), The Real Jail Problem (1915), Democracy and Social Progress in England (1918), Historical Aspects of the Immigration Problem (1926), Social Welfare and Professional Education (1931), Tenements of Chicago, 1908-1935 (1936), Public Assistance (1940) and Juvenile Delinquency During the First World War (1943).

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AEAB002 Crime and the War 1918 10 206k eBook Download PDF - 'Crime and the War' (AEAB002)   Download ePub - 'Crime and the War' (AEAB002) Find a printed copy of Crime and the War by Edith Abbott at AbeBooks
AEAB001 English Poor-Law Reform 1911 8 202k Article Download PDF - 'English Poor-Law Reform' (AEAB001)   Download ePub - 'English Poor-Law Reform' (AEAB001) Find a printed copy of English Poor-Law Reform by Edith Abbott at AbeBooks

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