Problem of the Migrant Unemployed

Archive Report

Development of Problem in the Depression

When the federal government, in the spring of 1933, assumed primary responsibility for extension of relief to the needy, special provision was made for assistance to the transient unemployed. Attention had been directed to this particular phase of the relief problem by the presence in cities and on the roads of thousands of boys and young men wandering from place to place In search of work. Concern had been expressed lest the depression was creating in the United States a class of youthful nomads comparable to the homeless children of Russia. The federal transient program was liquidated in 1935, when it was anticipated that all needy employable persons could be given work on projects of the newly-created Works Progress ...

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