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Nature volume 145, page 140 (27 January 1940) | Download Citation



THIS is a study of the economic stability and psychological adjustments of several hundred families drawn from different parts of the United States. A prior study of the same families was carried out in 1927 and the present investigation was planned with the purpose of discovering any effects due to the intervening five-year period of economic depression (1927–1932). A comparison is made between the earlier and later results. The sample of families was relatively homogeneous as regards socio-economic status. The general outcome, according to the author, seems to favour the family as a social institution.

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