ERIC Number: ED101874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1956
Reference Count: N/A
The Home and Family in Rural Saskatchewan. Report No. 10, Royal Commission on Agriculture and Rural Life.
Royal Commission on Agriculture and Rural Life, Regina (Saskatchewan).
Various aspects of rural homes and families in the changing environment of rural Saskatchewan were examined in terms of "level of living" (how they live) and "standard of living" (how they would like to live). Housewives, homemaker clubs, and other interested groups were questioned concerning certain features of family living which seem most related to other rural problems studied by the Royal Commission on Agriculture and Rural Life. Examined were: (1) problems affecting rural families as seen by the public; (2) material level of living of farm families from early settlement to present (1880-1955); (3) amenities of family living today; (4) family relationships in the rural family; (5) roles of the rural homemaker; (6) services for rural families; and (7) public proposals on the rural family. A summary of solutions to problems of the rural family as proposed by provincial organizations and consultants and the Commission's conclusions and recommendations were also given. The appendices included: supporting data for illustrations; definitions used in the 1951 census of Canada; sample and methods used for organization study; characteristics of field study families; a supplementary female interview form; explanation of family indexes; statistical significance of analytical material; characteristics and representativeness of the homemaker sample (125); and a women's services questionnaire. (AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Royal Commission on Agriculture and Rural Life, Regina (Saskatchewan).
Identifiers - Location: Canada