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Abbott, Grace

Born: 1878 AD
Died: 1939 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Social Reformer, Social Worker

1878 – She was born in Grand Island, Nebraska on the 17th of November.

1898 – She graduated from Grand Island College.

1902 – She started graduate studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

1906 – She worked as a high school teacher in her home town.

1907 – She moved to Chicago, where she began her career in social work.

1908 – She served on several committees and organizations for advancing the societal cause of the child

              welfare, including the Immigrants Protective League.

1909 – She received a Master of Philosophy in political science from the University of Chicago.

1917 – She was an author of several sociological texts, including The Immigrant and the Community.

       – She was also responsible for incorporating social statistics and research into legislative policy-making

               as well as investigating child labor violations in shipbuilding plants and other factories across

               the United States.

1921 – She was a member of the Women’s Trade Union League.

1934 – She was associated with the Social Security Administration until her death.

        – She helped in the drafting of the Social Security Act and chaired several government committees on

               child welfare and social issues.

1938 – During her health checkup, doctors discovered that she was suffering from multiple myeloma.

1939 – She died on the 19th of June due to her multiple myeloma.