Migration and Social Welfare: An Approach to the Problem of the Nonsettled Person in the Community

Migration and Social Welfare: An Approach to the Problem of the Nonsettled Person in the Community

Migration and Social Welfare: An Approach to the Problem of the Nonsettled Person in the Community

Migration and Social Welfare: An Approach to the Problem of the Nonsettled Person in the Community

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COMMUNITY attempts to deal with non-settlement and transiency lead sooner or later to recognition of the national character of the problem. People move about, under pressure of circumstance and in search of new opportunity, with little regard for the restraining barriers set up against them by the states and their subdivisions. Migration is a national phenomenon, and the problems arising from it increasingly and appropriately challenge national attention.

What are these problems? The author identifies the more pressing of them without presuming to suggest final solutions. His monograph constitutes an "approach" to the subject under discussion, not an exhaustive analysis of it. Yet in untangling threads which lead from "the non-settled person in the community" back to the sources and causes of migration and forward to the social effects of inadequate welfare provision, a distinctive service has been rendered and guides to further analysis established.

Grateful acknowledgment is made to a group of persons identified with the late Council on Interstate Migration--of which Mr. Ryan was executive secretary until its dissolution--for assistance in planning the scope and contents of this publication.

RUSSELL H. KURTZ, Director, Social Work Year Book Department

January, 1940 . . .

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