This article focuses on the welfare work of industrialists which was developed as a mechanism for fighting trade unionism during the Progressive era. This focus is designed to place welfare in its proper perspective within the political economy and to identify its political and economic functions. The article concludes that industrial welfare was one of the instruments used in creating a work ethic in the United States and one of the mechanisms of social engineering both in and outside of industry.
"Work and Welfare: How Industrialists Shaped Government Social Service During the Progressive Era,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 16
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol16/iss2/4