Depression Era Standards of Living and Lifestyle

What did the depression mean to typical Americans in terms of standard of living and lifestyle? Who suffered most? How do you think you would have responded to the sudden loss of income or standard of living?

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You might also suggest that it also meant large scale unemployment and major economic losses. Research shows that "In the United States the per capita income fell from about $700 in 1929 to some $400 in 1933" (http://mars.wnec.edu/~grempel/courses/world/lectures/depressionresults.html). You might also comment that American industrial output was cut in half ...