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December 25, 1937

Research Memorandum on Social Aspects of Relief Policies in the Depression

JAMA. 1937;109(26):2163. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780520053026

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Research Memorandum on Social Work in the Depression. By F. Stuart Chapin, Chairman, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota, and Stuart A. Queen, Chairman, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Washington University. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on Studies in Social Aspects of the Depression. Bulletin 39. Paper. Price, $1. Pp. 134. New York: Social Science Research Council, 1937.

The Social Science Research Council, composed of representatives chosen from seven constituent organizations dealing with the social sciences, has fostered a series of "Studies in the Social Aspects of the Depression," of which these two works are a part. They are devoted to suggestions for lines of research in the subjects considered. They raise a multitude of searching questions, most of which the authors admit are easier to ask than to answer. The objective sought is clearly research that will determine just what has happened to social work and been

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