FROM “SAVE THE CHILDREN” TO “SAVE THE TRIBE”. CHILD CARE IN YUGOSLAVIA AND BULGARIA 1919–1939  Cover Image
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FROM “SAVE THE CHILDREN” TO “SAVE THE TRIBE”. CHILD CARE IN YUGOSLAVIA AND BULGARIA 1919–1939
FROM “SAVE THE CHILDREN” TO “SAVE THE TRIBE”. CHILD CARE IN YUGOSLAVIA AND BULGARIA 1919–1939

Author(s): Kristina Popova
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS)

Summary/Abstract: During the process of modernization, important social projects focused on youth and children. Child mortality and morbidity rates, social care for certain groups of children and public control of youth were discussed by professionals, social activists and state employees. Special societies and institutions were established to organize youth. Child care focusing on poor children and orphans underwent important changes. Through the efforts of different expert groups, including doctors, teachers, jurists and municipal offi cers, and based on public knowledge of modern health, food and lodging standards, new groups of children became targets of social care and support. These groups included undernourished children, children brought up with inadequate health practices, and children threatened by tuberculosis or abuse. [...]

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 1-21
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: English