Excerpt from Investigation Into the Growth in Height and Weight of Dependent Children The Jewish population of this country, numbering w more than 2,000,000, the constantly increasing stream of Jewish immigration to the United States, and particularly to the City of New York, and the necessarily increasing number of dependent Jewish children, make this subject interesting, and make it necessary to have at command accurate statistical information for the better handling of Jewish dependent children. It seems strange that there appears published work on the subject of growth in height and weight of children, Jewish or n-Jewish, concerning the physical condition of children about to become inmates of child-caring institutions. When it is considered that there were in the United States, for 1904, according to the Bureau of Census, Department of Commerce and Labor, 92,289 dependent children below the age of sixteen years cared for by 1075 institutions, which number does t include many additional thousands of dependent children cared for in other ways, the value of such data can readily be seen and its influence appreciated. The subject is w receiving more attention than ever before, and its influence is better recognized, as shown by the fact that as late as 1909 an earnest attempt was made to organize a National Children's Bureau, the scope of the scheme being to gather statistics and data concerning the management and care of dependent children of all nationalities and religions in the United States. Mr. Theodore Roosevelt, then President, was personally interested in this movement and presided at the Conference, at which were present representatives from the many child-caring institutions in different parts of the country. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.