The Wages of Relief

Cities and the Unemployed in Prairie Canada, 1929-39

by Eric Strikwerda

Athabasca University Press

2013

Non-Fiction: Business and Economy, History

CDN: $29.95

978-1-927356-05-0

Touching on the experiences of those who relied on government programs to survive the Depression, Wages of Relief highlights the development of municipal relief administration. Focusing on Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg, Strikwerda explores how gender dynamics informed city administrators’ responses to social and economic upheaval.

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