The Poor Are Still Poor

Spalding, Allan
November 1943
New Republic;11/1/43, Vol. 109 Issue 18, p617
Focuses on the various survey reports that inform on the decline in annual incomes of families under various standards of living in the U.S. amidst the Second World War. Mention of several governmental studies on low-income groups including the report by Food and Drug Administration (FDA); Information on two subsistence budgets considered by FDA economists as criteria for determining which of the families should be considered low-income; Estimates of overall food consumption by families at various standards of living; Consequents of low income families according to the FDA and Office of War Information (OWI); Consideration of low-income issue as an urgent problem amidst the war; Disagreement among economists on the exact form of plan to deal with the problem; Account of the plan proposed by the FDA economists.


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