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Entrance to l'Hôpital Saint Vincent-de-Paul, 1977. 149 13. Chapel of l'Hôpital Saint Vincent-de-Paul, 1977. 150 14. Main building of l'Hôpital Saint Vincent-de-Paul, 1977. 151 15. Courtyard of l'Hôpital Saint Vincent-de-Paul with inhabitants of the institution, 1977. 152 16. Courtyard of l'Hôpital Saint Vincent-de-Paul with statue of St. Vincent in center, 1977. 153 17. Voiture servant au transport des nourrices de l'Hospice des Enfants Trouvés de Paris, by Henri Pottin. 179 18. Un départ de nourrices pour la province.

Title : Abandoned Children : Foundlings and Child Welfare in Nineteenth-century France SUNY Series in Modern European Social History author : Fuchs, Rachel Ginnis. publisher : State University of New York Press isbn10 | asin : 0873957482 print isbn13 : 9780873957489 ebook isbn13 : 9780585092638 language : English subject Foundlings--France--History--19th century, Abandoned children--France--History--19th century, Child welfare--France--History--19th century, France--Social policy. 7/044 subject : Foundlings--France--History--19th century, Abandoned children--France--History--19th century, Child welfare--France--History--19th century, France--Social policy.

See Peter Laslett, Karla Oosterveen, and Richard M. Smith, Bastardy and Its Comparative History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980), p. x. " 26 When wheat prices declined, so, temporarily, did the numbers of children abandoned. Even before the spectacular rise in prices and abandonments of 1723, the numbers of abandoned babies reflected grain prices. 28 The percentage of abandonments, however, always fluctuated less drastically than that of grain prices. The nature of the poverty, and its effects on the people involved, adds some color to the picture of poverty as a cause of child abandonment.

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