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November 3, 1934

A Suggestive Budget for Families of Low Income

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Prepared by the Budget Committee of the Family Welfare Committee and the Housing Committee of the Washington Council of Social Agencies. Paper. Price, 35 cents. Pp. 46. Washington, D. C., 1934.

JAMA. 1934;103(18):1403. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750440063041

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This is issued to offer a guide for relief workers in estimating individual or family needs. It is detailed as to items of diet for persons under various circumstances. Housing and clothing needs are also itemized. In the summary, the total estimated amount needed for "the basic needs of families of low income permitting a limited choice as to quality" is $1,921.14. A second budget "provides only for the basic needs of families of low income" and is estimated at $1,291.40.

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