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the effects of the Depression upon the people of Jarrow. I think that the sources are helpful and this is what I am going to prove in this essay.

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In this essay I am looking into how useful Sources D and E are in helping me to show the effects of the Depression upon the people of Jarrow. I think that the sources are helpful and this is what I am going to prove in this essay. First looking at source D which is part of a report from the Jarrow Public Health Committee and was published in 1933. At this time something called the "Means Test" was in place, the means test was where if taxes could not be paid then pieces of furniture or in fact any possessions could be taken off you in order to pay this. You would have had someone look around your house to see if anything could be used to pay off your debt, for example, if their were 4 people living in a flat and that family had 6 chairs, 2 of these would be taken to be sold to help with the payments. ...read more.

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The report may just have been published to show the state of this certain house but we do not know this for certain. There is no evidence to show us whether or not this was a case which didn't happen often so therefore we cannot gather any more information on the effects of the depression from this. Next looking at Source E to see what effects it shows us about the effect of the depression on the people of Jarrow. The source is a table of death rates and infant mortality rates in Jarrow and national averages and it was published by the Jarrow Public Health Committee but the year in which it was published in is unknown. Just by taking a quick glance at the figures you can instantly see that Jarrow's death rates are significantly higher than the national averages. First looking at the death rates comparing Jarrow with the national average, in 1919 the national average was 13 per 1000 but Jarrow's was 20 per 1000, in 1931 the national ...read more.

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In this case we do not know the purpose of the source - it may have been after the time it happened to show how much they had improved or it could have been published at the time to show that they needed to do something about the depression as it was affecting the people of Jarrow. Therefore I think source E shows us that during the depression Jarrow suffered with health and this led to more deaths and an increase in infant mortality. To conclude this question I think that Source D shows us that there was bad living conditions for one particular family in Jarrow at the time of the depression but it was not helpful in showing us if this affected the whole of Jarrow because we do not know how many families were affected. Source E is useful in showing us that there was poor health and higher death rates in Jarrow at the time of the depression. Overall I can gather from this source that the effects of the depression on the people of Jarrow was not a positive one. Chloe Rawlings. 11-5 ...read more.

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