Children of the State; the training of juvenile paupers

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byFlorence Davenport Hill

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868. Excerpt: ... CONCLUSION. It remains now shortly to review the various means we have described for training juvenile paupers; and in doing so--while recognizing the probability that different methods may be found efficacious in different localities---the guage by which we purpose to estimate their intrinsic value will be their greater or less success in attaining these two results:--ist, That of depauperising the children by enabling them to take their place on an equal footing among the honest and industrious of the labouring classes; 2nd, Of securing to them the friendly interest in their welfare, after they have gone into the world, of persons able to afford them the protection and advice needful to sustain them amid the temptations and difficulties with which they will inevitably be beset That schools attached to workhouses fail to any practical extent to attain these objects we assume to be a generally admitted fact; and regard their continuance as only to be accounted for on the hypothesis that they are believed to be cheaper than any other system. But even in actual expenditure it would appear that the boarding-out system, and still more markedly that of apprenticeship to manufacturers, is less costly; while the future tax upon rate-payers by the return of the pupils upon their hands as permanent paupers, or upon the country at large by their sinking into the criminal class, or even the loss only of their worth to the community as producers, is to be estimated, not by a few pence more or less a-week, but by many hundreds of pounds. "Every able-bodied pauper, Mr. Chadwick calculates, who enters on life without the will or the power to earn a living, must cost the community, at the lowest estimate, £400, at the rate of £10 a-year for the forty years whic...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868. Excerpt: ... CONCLUSION. It remains now shortly to review the various means we have described for training juvenile paupers; and in doing s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217338372

ISBN - 13:9780217338370

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