Who Cares for the Children? Debating Public and Private Involvement in Maternity Protection and Childcare in Post-wwii Italy

In: European Journal for the History of Medicine and Health
Silvia Inaudi Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università degli Studi di Torino, 10124 Turin, Italy

Search for other papers by Silvia Inaudi in
Current site
Google Scholar
Download Citation Get Permissions

Access options

Get access to the full article by using one of the access options below.

Institutional Login

Log in with Open Athens, Shibboleth, or your institutional credentials

Login via Institution


Buy instant access (PDF download and unlimited online access):



This contribution aims to provide an analysis of the debate on maternal and child welfare in post-World War ii Italy in the broader context of the building of social citizenship in the brand-new Italian Republic. In the perspective of path dependency, the research shows how democratic welfare in this domain has been conditioned by the gendered and cultural assumptions of different political visions, the legacy of Fascism, the influence of the Church, and new psychological knowledge about children.

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 220 41 5
Full Text Views 13 5 0
PDF Views & Downloads 21 9 0