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Leisure Of Home Makers Studied For Light On Standards Of Living

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A family's standard of living is usually judged by the size of its income and the ways in which it spends its money. But the amount of leisure time which the members of the family enjoy and the ways in which it uses this leisure are almost equally revealing.

Exploratory Studies of Measuring Money Savings and Time Costs of Homemade Clothing

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This report presents some of the problems encountered in recent research concerned with one aspect of home production- -the economy of home sewing. A summary of the findings on the time and money costs of making garments at home is included. Information on these costs was reported in somewhat more detail in Rural Family Living, April 1956 and…

Is The Modern Housewife a Lady of Leisure?

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In most masculine eyes — and even in some feminine — the average housewife today is a Cinderella in modern dress. The magic wand of the Industrial Revolution is supposed to have transformed her from a household drudge into a lady of leisure. On every hand the opinion is heard that she has ceased to be a "producer", that insofar as she still has…