Relief in rural Iowa

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2017-08-24
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Wakeley, R.
Anderson, A.
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Relief is a major problem, for the people of Iowa. The extent to which it reaches into the pockets of farmers, wage earners and business men is indicated by the following nine-county summary for the 5-year period, 1932-36.

One in ten families in the counties surveyed was on relief in 1936, exclusive of W P A employment. If the total relief cost, including W P A had been allotted equally among all families in Iowa, each non-relief family would have supported a relief family for slightly more than a month during each year. Relief cost each family in the county about $16 in 1936. For the 5- year period the average cost for each non-relief family was $80, about $20 for each person in the total population.

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