Philippine Social Welfare A Survey on Public Social Services and Community Development During the Post–War Years: 1945 – I960
Background and Timeliness of the Study. The Philippines underwent a very damaging war which left the country in great ruins; thousands upon thousands of homes had been destroyed materially and spiritually. It became a young republic when America gave the islands its independence in 1946. Since then the population has zoomed to 27 million. Of the almost 10 million in the labor force of the country, 8.15 million are employed; 1.5 million are unemployed. There are 20,000 barrios where about 16 million are living under conditions of poverty, ill-clad, ill-fed, and ill-sheltered. Fully aware of these conditions and their social, political, and economic implications, the government has taken by leaps and bounds, the nature of a public service committed to the improvement of the lot of its citizens and of the community. More and more national agencies have been created, followed by private agencies. The governmental agency, the Social Welfare Administration, led the other agencies to the aid of the lower class population which constitutes the backbone of the nation.
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Cruz, Godofreda Hernandes, "Philippine Social Welfare A Survey on Public Social Services and Community Development During the Post–War Years: 1945 – I960" (1962). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30724968.