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The Wages of Relief

Cities and the Unemployed in Prairie Canada, 1929-39

The Wages of Relief( )
Author: Strikwerda, Eric
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Athabasca University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $29.95
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Setting municipal relief administrations of the 1930s within a widerliterature on welfare and urban poor relief, Strikwerda highlights thelegacy on which relief policymakers relied in determining policydirections, as well as the experiences of the individuals and familieswho depended on relief for their survival. Focusing on three prairiecities--Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg--Strikwerda arguesthat municipal officials used their power to set policy to address whatthey perceived to...
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