'Making Ends Meet'

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  • 'Making ends meet'
    • Poverty
      • families could only spend what money they had then.
      • 30% of people in York were unemployed.
        • 72% lived under the poverty line.
    • Diet
      • Buying cheaper foods
        • led to malnutrition.
          • 1936 - 4.5 million people had an inadequate diet.
      • Families of unemployed ate: Bread, Margarine, Potatoes but little fresh Fruit, Meat, Veggies & Milk.
    • Women
      • The number of women in domestic services rose in the 1930's to 'make ends meet'
        • working in others peoples homes, eg, cooking, cleaning etc.
      • Women and children were not covered for medical treatment.
      • Many women sacrificed their food to feed their children.
    • Children
      • Poor diet led to higher infant mortality rates  & poor health.
      • For every 3 children from rich families who died young, there were 8 from poorer families.


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