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July 8, 1944

Sheltered Care and Home Services for Public Assistance Recipients, with a Note on Methods of Conducting Studies of Public Assistance Administration

JAMA. 1944;125(10):757. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850280073031

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This study was confined to public assistance agencies in six urban localities in five states: Orleans Parish, La.; Baltimore, Md.; Cook County, Ill.; Jackson County, Mo., and Boston and Worcester, Mass. For the areas covered it is very thorough. It contains valuable information for welfare workers.

The study grew out of the concern of the bureau about the problems of state and local agencies in assisting aged and blind persons to obtain appropriate living arrangements. It was in line with the suggestion of the President's Committee on Economic Security that a federal agency undertake a survey of institutions for the care of the aged "with a view to recommending a constructive program for the improvement of institutional maintenance of the aged."

The report is divided into four principal phases. Under I, on private sheltered care, it is stated that the proportion of the aged in the general population is increasing

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