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June 25, 1938

Report on Progress of the Works Program December 1937

JAMA. 1938;110(26):2177. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790260051034

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Nearly $9,000,000,000 had been distributed up to Oct. 31, 1937, which at the maximum gave relief in the form of work to more than 3,000,000 persons. Projects, which were approved in all cases by local authorities, include highways, public buildings, parks, conservation, airports and a wide variety of "white collar" and educational activities. Special mention is made of the Carrie Tingley Hospital for Crippled Children at Hot Springs, N. M., the Milwaukee Sewing Project, which during the six months from April through September 1937 produced more than 840,000 garments, and various public works. A sample of 1,595,000 workers in August 1937 showed that 64 per cent of them were unskilled and only 5 per cent professional and technical workers. The National Youth Administration, by the expediture of $122,233,050 in 1936 and 1937 aided 400,000 youths each year in obtaining an education. Various research projects, especially some in regard to the

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