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The Pittsburgh Survey of 1907–1908: Divergent Paths to Change

The Pittsburgh Survey of 1907–1908: Divergent Paths to Change The social survey movement of the early twentieth century made an important contribution to quantitative and qualitative investigation, social reform, and advocacy in social work. This Progressive Era approach galvanized social workers and others around a promising method to assess and attack urban social problems. The Pittsburgh Survey of 1907–8 served as the first and archetypal example of a comprehensive project to understand an entire city and engender reform. This article reintroduces the profession to this episode in social work history and examines its relatively limited impact on Pittsburgh. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Social Service Review University of Chicago Press

The Pittsburgh Survey of 1907–1908: Divergent Paths to Change

Social Service Review , Volume 93 (4): 34 – Dec 1, 2019

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University of Chicago Press
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0037-7961
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1537-5404
DOI
10.1086/706336
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Abstract

The social survey movement of the early twentieth century made an important contribution to quantitative and qualitative investigation, social reform, and advocacy in social work. This Progressive Era approach galvanized social workers and others around a promising method to assess and attack urban social problems. The Pittsburgh Survey of 1907–8 served as the first and archetypal example of a comprehensive project to understand an entire city and engender reform. This article reintroduces the profession to this episode in social work history and examines its relatively limited impact on Pittsburgh.

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Social Service ReviewUniversity of Chicago Press

Published: Dec 1, 2019

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