The Health of Children in Institutional Care in London 1890-1920
Wednesday 26th June 2019, 18.00 – 19.30 (doors open at 17.30)
Huntley Room, London Metropolitan Archives.
Using documents held in the London Metropolitan Archives, Dr Schneider will explore the health of children living in state and charitable institutions in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, focusing primarily on Poor Law Schools and the Foundling Hospital. Dr Schneider will use the tools of modern epidemiology to consider the health of children before they entered institutions, the children’s treatment inside the institutions and the factors influencing child health at the time.
Eric Schneider is an Associate Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has wide-ranging research interests related to health, demography, living standards and economic growth and development. His current research focuses on the history of health with particular interest in how children’s health has changed over time.
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Free for AfL members, £6 for non-members.