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November 1934

Children, Young People and Unemployment.

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Part III. Price, $0.50. Pp. 107. Geneva, Switzerland: The Save the Children International Union, 1934.

Am J Dis Child. 1934;48(5):1175-1176. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960180229021

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In the third and last part of the series of pamphlets published by the Save the Children International Union on the Effects of Unemployment on Children and Young People one finds reports on the situation in Bulgaria, Esthonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Norway and Sweden. Paul Wets, judge of the Children's Court at Brussels, sums up the opinions—on the whole, negative—of his colleagues in Belgium with regard to the influence of unemployment on juvenile delinquency; and F. Sempkins, secretary of the International Bureau for the Suppression of Traffic in Women and Children, comes to a similar negative conclusion with regard to prostitution among the young, although a general laxness in sexual morality has to be admitted.

The general conclusions drawn from the whole inquiry make it clear that the influence of unemployment on the physical health of the child is scarcely to be separated from the grave effects of the general

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