A Bulletin on the Condition of the County Almshouses of Missouri (Classic Reprint) by Charles A. EllwoodA Bulletin on the Condition of the County Almshouses of Missouri (Classic Reprint) by Charles A. Ellwood

A Bulletin on the Condition of the County Almshouses of Missouri (Classic Reprint)

byCharles A. Ellwood

Paperback | January 15, 2019

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Excerpt from A Bulletin on the Condition of the County Almshouses of Missouri

Statistics. There is but one method of collecting accurate statistics concerning social conditions; and that is to send experts into the field to gather the informa tion upon the spot. Unfortunately this method was not Open to the department of sociology when it undertook to investigate the condition of the county almshouses of Missouri. The desired information had to be obtained by other and less accurate means. Wherever possible a student or alumnus of the University was sent to Visit the almshouse about which information was sought; but it was found possible to do this in only about thirty per cent. Of the cases. In the remaining cases question blanks were sent to the superintendents of the almshouses with the request that they be filled out and returned to the department. In this way infor mation was received concerning fifty per cent. More of the almshouses. But when no response from the super intendent could be elicited, the information was usually obtained through the county clerk, although in the caseof three county almshouses all efforts of every sort failed to secure the desired information. Nevertheless, in spite of the relatively crude methods employed in gathering the statistics, there can be no doubt that they present a fairly accurate picture of the actual condi tions of Missouri almshouses to-day. Small details, both good and bad, may lie concealed, but the main out lines of the system stand out in clear relief.

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Title:A Bulletin on the Condition of the County Almshouses of Missouri (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.08 inPublished:January 15, 2019Publisher:1KG LimitedLanguage:English

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