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dc.contributor.authorMetcalfe, Robert W
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-04T03:38:20Z
dc.date.available2014-11-04T03:38:20Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/5827
dc.description.abstractThe inspiration for this thesis came largely from an interest in population concerns of the early twentieth century. Eugenics stemmed partly from one of these, the difference in birthrate between the lower and middle classes, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, which suggested to those who worried about it that the middle classes would be submerged by a rising tide of fecund poor. What was Eugenics? Before any discussion take place of literature or of the New Zealand setting it is necessary to explain the some of the background to the worldwide development of eugenics and to attempt to define what is being discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectEugenicsen_US
dc.subjectSocial aspectsen_US
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_US
dc.subjectHistoryen_US
dc.subjectEmigration and immigration lawen_US
dc.subjectMental health lawen_US
dc.subjectFamily allowancesen_US
dc.titleThe debate about eugenics : eugenics and social legislation in New Zealand, 1900-1939 : four case studies : a thesis presented in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Philosophy in History at Massey Universityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Philosophy (M. Phil.)en_US


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