The farmer's standard of living; a socio-economic study of 2,886 white farm families of selected localities in 11 states.

This socioeconomic study compares different groups of farm families and analyzes the relationships among material desires, the use of time as a factor in the standard of living, and the use of price averages in farm families' household planning. The document brings together a number of separate studies undertaken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in conjunction with twelve colleges and universities. As a whole, the investigation covers eleven states in New England, the South, and the Midwest and a range of farm families including those of farm owners, tenants, and workers.

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