Emily Greene Balch

Emily Greene Balch
Short Name: Emily Greene Balch
Full Name: Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961
Birth Year: 1867
Death Year: 1961

Emily Greene Balch was born near Boston. She graduated from Bryn Mawr in 1889, focusing on economics. She began a teaching career at Wellesley College in 1896 focusing on the economic roles of women, immigration and consumption. She was a longtime pacifist, supporting conscientious objectors. She became a leader in the international peace movement and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946 for her work with the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).

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Emily Greene Balch (January 8, 1867 – January 9, 1961) was an American economist, sociologist and pacifist. Balch combined an academic career at Wellesley College with a long-standing interest in social issues such as poverty, child labor, and immigration, as well as settlement work to uplift poor immigrants and reduce juvenile delinquency.

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