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date: 26 September 2022

Tarugi, Paolinalocked

Tarugi, Paolinalocked

  • Marilena DellavalleMarilena DellavalleUniversity of Turin
  •  and Carlotta MozzoneCarlotta MozzoneUniversity of Turin


Paolina Tarugi (1889–1969) is considered the founder of Italian social work. Her experience started with the struggles for women’s emancipation at the beginning of the 20th century and continued with social welfare work as a feminist political philanthropist. In the early 1920s, she was instrumental in introducing social workers in factories. Thenceforth, she worked unceasingly in many political settings to legitimize the social work profession and promote quality training programs until the end of her life.


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