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March 1, 1941

Population Trends and Programs of Social Welfare

JAMA. 1941;116(9):903. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820090103037

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The six papers included in this booklet were presented in the Section on Population Trends and Programs of Social Welfare at the eighteenth annual congress of the Milbank Memorial Fund, held on April 2 and 3, 1940 at the New York Academy of Medicine. The round table and conference was attended by most of the serious students of population trends and policy in this country, and the papers represent authoritative contributions. The discussions include the effects of the population trends on social welfare, child welfare, problems of education, programs of security, problems of public health and the adaptation of social welfare programs to a changing population. From these and other contributions in the field it is apparent that the social and economic life of the country has already become affected by the changed proportions of individuals in age groups and the slowing of population increase and will in the future

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