The WPA and Federal Relief Policy

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CONTENTS
PAGE
TABLES9
DIAGRAMS AND ILLUSTRATION13
FOREWORD BY JOANNA C. COLCORD15
AUTHOR'S PREFACE19
PART ONE
THE SETTING
CHAPTER
I. "THE PROBLEM OF RELIEF"25
Complexity of Relief Problems25
Current Public Relief Measures27
Numbers Granted Relief30
Costs of Relief35
Amounts of Relief Grants40
Public Relief, an Ancient Heritage40
Legal Basis of Public Relief41
Conditions Adverse to Development of Relief Programs43
A Fundamental Dilemma Underlying Relief Programs50
II. GENERAL RELIEF51
Legal Foundations of State Programs52
Administrative and Financial Arrangements53
Form of Relief57
Groups Frequently Discriminated Against57
Differences Between States in Proportionate Numbers Granted Relief67
III. ADEQUACY OF GENERAL RELIEF PROGRAMS70
Evidences of Unmet Need70
Amounts Granted as General Relief85
Standards Governing the Size of Relief Grants86
Hands-Off Policy of Federal Government96

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