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Reminiscences of Ida Craven Merriam : oral history, 1982.

Creator: Merriam, Ida Craven, 1904-
Project: Women in the federal government project.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript 175 leaves.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Economist; interviewee married Mylon Merriam.

Scope and Contents

Family background and childhood; education: Wellesley College BA 1925, University of Chicago, Brookings Graduate School of Economics and Government, PhD 1928; Social Security Act, 1935; Bureau of Research and Statistics for Social Security Administration: attitudes of various administrations toward social security, Assistant Director of Research and Statistics, Director of Division of Program Research, Assistant Commissioner of Research and Statistics; Medicare program; definition of poverty; women and social security; international studies and activities, publications; discrimination against women; post retirement years: awards, views on feminism, crises in social security.


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