Work establishes the basic routine of modern living. Children living at home could retain only a part of their earnings; the remainder was deducted from the family's Relief allowance. Although most women, especially those who had been on Relief for a considerable time, had a minimum wardrobe, the authors hear few complaints. Home Relief provided dental service, but only extraction work. Children probably suffered from other conditions associated in whole or in part with the fact that their families were on Relief. Great care must be taken, however, not to ascribe to unemployment emotional difficulties predating the family's acceptance on Relief. Clearly, Miriam was disturbed long before the family came to Relief, but her father's unemployment probably intensified her difficulties. Mrs. Robert Solomon does not believe that her two younger children are affected by the Relief situation, but she knows that Robert "worries about the family and about the future.