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Developing Children's Data for the Survey of Program Dynamics (SPD)

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Working Paper Number SPD98-3


During this century, the nation's attitude toward children and their welfare and needs has varied considerably. Beginning as the child labor movement at the turn of the century, concern for children and families became more institutionalized in the form of financial assistance programs created in the midst of the Great Depression. Federal involvement increased dramatically during the War on Poverty in the 1960's. By the 1980's, the mood of the country had changed, and concern was routinely voiced about the extent that social service programs had created dependency on federal aid.

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