AbstractsSocial Work

Family allowances in Montreal.

by Ruth. ; Cawley Blishen

Institution: McGill University
Department: School of Social Work.
Degree: Master's of Social Work.
Year: 1948
Keywords: Social Work.
Record ID: 1496496
Full text PDF: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile124868.pdf


three authors [...] The intent of this project is to discover more spécifie answers than have hitherto been recorded as to the use and meaning of family allowances in a small, closely defined group of families. The purpose is also to learn the attitudes and opinions of such families towards family allowances. It was questioned whether there had been any influence on family spending patterns, and if so, how the patterns were affected. The différences, if any, that family allowances hâve made in family consumptionand spending will be studied. The question of whether or not family allowances must be used only to replace income lost elsewhere, and thus leave the children no better off than before, will also be of concern. The study will be largely exploratory in nature as the field is a new one. In addition, the findings cannot be expected to be of general application. They will apply only to the particular kind of family in the local sample chosen, which is a relatively small one. [...]