The Great Depression
a kids life in the great depression
During the great depression children would look at superman comics for entertainment. Kids in Germany would play with worthless money. Children often had to work in fields. Families often had no choice but to put their children to work to help earn money. Sometimes kids accompanied their parents peddling goods or tending fields, but other times they worked more or less independently. Rather than watch their children starve, many families elected to send children to various relatives or friends in other places. Sometimes this was done out of a hope of a better existence, but in many cases it was simply to have one less mouth to feed. The primary effects for children of the American Great Depression of the 1920s and 1930s were hard labor, malnutrition and hunger. lf you do not know what the definition of malnutrition is it is a lack of proper nutrition, caused by not having enough to eat, not eating enough of the right things, or being unable to use the food the one does eat.