Relief of Unemployment

Archive Report

Extent of Need for Unemployement Relief

Relief of unemployment in the third winter of the depression is one of the major problems confronting the country at the opening of the year 1932. It is generally agreed that relief should be afforded in proportion to the need, but there is no general agreement as to the extent of the need, and there are differences of opinion also as to the adequacy of local relief funds, public and private, as to methods of administering relief, and as to the necessity of federal aid.

The extent of the need for unemployment relief depends upon the total number of persons unemployed in the United States who lack other resources, the number of persons dependent upon them for support, and the ...

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