State Pensions to Widows: The Campaign in Maryland
The author reviews the arguments for providing state pensions to widows, specifically widows with children, rather than institutionalizing children when the family breadwinner can no longer support the family. This should not be regarded as charity, but rather as compensation that allows mothers to do their civic duty of caring for their children, in recognition of the fact that, under normal conditions, children will grow up to be better citizens if they are raised by their mothers rather than in institutions. Private charitable resources are insufficient to this task and Maryland, like other states before it, ought to establish this practice.
Name of Publication: Bulletin of the National Conference of Jewish Charities
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Baroway, Solomon. State Pensions to Widows: The Campaign in Maryland. Bulletin of the National Conference of Jewish Charities. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). October 1913: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1430
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