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The 1947 Directory, published by the American Public Welfare Association, is limited to agencies that expend public funds for welfare purposes. Uniformity, through use of code, is maintained from the national level through the state level and into counties and cities. The code includes eighteen public welfare services or programs. The agency and person or persons responsible for administration are listed.
As an additional aid to welfare workers the directory includes an explanation of methods to be followed in interstate correspondence concerning welfare clients. To supplement this, an appendix outlines the types of information usually available from the agencies and the conditions under which information will be supplied. A table shows the residence requirements of general assistance programs.
The Public Welfare Directory 1947. JAMA. 1948;136(7):509. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890240075036