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Infant Mortality and Social Work: Legacy of Success
The Social Service Review (1988)
  • Terri Combs-Orme, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Abstract

Although it is not widely known, social workers have had a substantial part in the impressive reduction in infant mortality achieved in the United States during this century. This article reviews that contribution, noting a decline in interest in infant mortality in the profession beginning in the 1950s. Recent trends are noted that seem to suggest a renewal in the profession's interest in this important subject.

Publication Date
March, 1988
Publisher Statement
Copyright 1988 by The University of Chicago http://www.jstor.org/stable/view/30011948
Citation Information
Terri Combs-Orme. "Infant Mortality and Social Work: Legacy of Success" The Social Service Review Vol. 62 Iss. 1 (1988)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/terri_combs-orme/32/