Item #6937 The Family and the Depression : A Study of One Hundred Chicago Families. Ruth Shonle Cavan, Katherine Howland Tinker Ranck.

The Family and the Depression : A Study of One Hundred Chicago Families

New York: Arno Press, 1971.

Reprint Ed. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #6937
ISBN: 0405030967

Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket, light wear. Solid hardcover.; Reprint of 1938 University of Chicago Press edition; Social Science Studies series, number XXXV. "The methods of research, the findings, and the conclusions presented in this book are of interest, among other reasons, because they present the joint work of a sociologist, Ruth S Cavan, and a psychiatric social worker, Katherine H Ranck. This combination of psychiatric and of sociological viewpoints in the study was a recognition that the effects of the depression upon the family and its members were undoubtedly both psychic and social. ... Evident in the study is anxiety, excessive worry, nervous breakdown, and suicidal thoughts or attempts, as well as changes in standards of living, in family roles, and in familial and personal objectives. ... In short, the adjustment of the family to the depression turned out apparently to be a function of the adjustment of the members of the family to each other. This conclusion, indepently made, corroborates the generalization already reached by Robert C Angell in his penetrating study under the title, The Family Enconters the Depression, namely, that the vulnerability of the family to the depression appeared to vary inversely with its integration and adaptability." - Introduction. ; Poverty, U.S.A.: The Historical Record; Ex-Library; xvii, 208 pages.

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