INFANT DEATH, CHILD-CARE AND THE STATE - THE BABY-FARMING SCANDAL AND THE 1ST INFANT LIFE PROTECTION LEGISLATION OF 1872

Meg Arnot

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Abstract

'Baby-farming' was a term used to describe child care in exchange for payment in mid- and late Victorian England. This practice became a subject of public scandal in 1870 when Margaret Waters and Sarah Ellis were tried for murdering children in their char
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-311
JournalCONTINUITY AND CHANGE
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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