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Family Life and Communities during the Great Depression. By: Sami Burnett, Emily Carle, Courtney Panek, and Isabella Pilkey. http://activerain.com/blogsview/144183/9-1-california-families-out-of-1-000-have-lost-their-home-to-foreclosure-. Standard of Living.

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family life and communities during the great depression

Family Life and Communities during the Great Depression

By: Sami Burnett, Emily Carle, Courtney Panek, and Isabella Pilkey

http://activerain.com/blogsview/144183/9-1-california-families-out-of-1-000-have-lost-their-home-to-foreclosure-

standard of living
Standard of Living
  • Middle Class went into poverty
  • Hard time paying for homes, cars, food
  • Moved into cheap housing- Hoovervilles for poorest
  • Lived on very little money
  • Didn’t buy new clothes for anyone but father
  • Desperate for work and money

http://www.erroluys.com/HowAmericansHelpedEachOtherDuringtheGreatDepression.htm

family income
Family Income
  • Below $1,500 a year for 12 million Americans
  • -below the poverty line for a family of 4
  • - in todays figures- $15,000
  • Most families had one working person
  • Older children may take the father’s place for income

http://www.amistadresource.org/plantation_to_ghetto/the_great_depression.html

family activities
Family Activities
  • Sunday morning radio shows
  • Told stories
  • Did anything that didn’t cost money
  • Family tensions were common
  • -short tempers
  • -fighting
  • -lack of confidence

http://www.squidoo.com/depression-era-cooking

jobs and responsibilities of family members
Jobs and Responsibilities of Family Members
  • Father worked in the family- usually the only one
  • Women worked only if necessary
  • Children went to school
  • Oldest son often left school to support the family
  • Oldest daughter took care of children
  • Mother stayed at home unless she had a job

http://m.weeklystandard.com/blogs/incomes-have-dropped-twice-much-during-recovery-during-recession_750068.html

family life for blacks
Family Life for Blacks
  • Had more trouble with living than whites
  • Had more trouble than whites finding houses
  • Lived in poorest homes
  • Forced to work longer hours and for less pay than whites
  • Had more troubles finding jobs
  • Faced discrimination everywhere
  • Didn’t cross racial paths with whites

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression