Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Building the Invisible Orphanage: A Prehistory of the American Welfare System” as Want to Read:
Building the Invisible Orphanage: A Prehistory of the American Welfare System
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Building the Invisible Orphanage: A Prehistory of the American Welfare System

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
In 1996, America abolished its long-standing welfare system in favor of a new and largely untried public assistance program. Welfare as we knew it arose in turn from a previous generation's rejection of an even earlier system of aid. That generation introduced welfare in order to eliminate orphanages.

This book examines the connection between the decline of the orphanage an
...more
Paperback, 383 pages
Published March 16th 2001 by Harvard University Press (first published 1998)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Building the Invisible Orphanage, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Building the Invisible Orphanage

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-23 of 23)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Marie
Apr 14, 2015 Marie rated it liked it
Strongest when it tells the compelling stories of the pioneers of child social work in this country, weakest when it gets repetitive in building its arguments at the end of each chapter. Generally a very interesting read and I buy the central premise, that what we call welfare in this country is actually the fallout of deinstitutionalization of our nations needy children — via stipends so their parents can keep them. Prior to the Aid for Families With Dependent Children, most of the inmates of o ...more
Maureen Flatley
Sep 03, 2011 Maureen Flatley rated it it was amazing
A fascinating history of American child welfare.....
Rebecca
Rebecca marked it as to-read
Feb 05, 2016
Sus
Sus marked it as to-read
Dec 14, 2015
Alex Penler
Alex Penler marked it as to-read
Aug 29, 2015
Northlake Library
Northlake Library marked it as to-read
Jul 20, 2015
MAFO Book
MAFO Book marked it as to-read
Dec 30, 2014
Annelisa
Annelisa marked it as to-read
Dec 03, 2014
É F.K. O'Conghaile
É F.K. O'Conghaile marked it as to-read
Aug 30, 2014
Kat Champigny
Kat Champigny marked it as to-read
Aug 22, 2013
William C.
William C. marked it as to-read
Apr 12, 2013
Jenny Kennedy
Jenny Kennedy rated it really liked it
May 23, 2014
Karen Mcilhargey
Karen Mcilhargey marked it as to-read
Feb 22, 2013
John Simmons
John Simmons rated it liked it
Jun 18, 2013
Sherrie
Sherrie marked it as to-read
Dec 29, 2012
Ann Santori
Ann Santori marked it as to-read
Jun 02, 2012
Heather
Heather marked it as to-read
Dec 31, 2011
Eric
Eric marked it as to-read
Oct 28, 2011
George
George rated it liked it
May 18, 2010
Ali
Ali rated it liked it
Apr 30, 2009
William
William marked it as to-read
Oct 17, 2008
Laura
Laura rated it really liked it
Oct 20, 2007
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book