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Image 34 of Annual report. 1923

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

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I ._A ` " Irl :.2. ;‘·¥ ¤ =.ii;¤I iii-Q i f»~I“Li I II.; I .»i, I 28 Tlmrty-Sixth Annual Report EA I . if 1 I . "i:I.”i . 5 ‘ ._ _Oner factor which proved to have a marked effect on proits was the ability to operate on a minimum of expenditure. The .I table following brings out the importance of this factor. Y _ I I- Relation of Total Expenses per $100 Receipts, to Labor Income. _cc* S T—“—·+ p_q‘ EXp€“S°Sc€*;;’){S$10° Reil No. Farms I AV'§;f€SEX* Labor Income I—.}·..»g—fj 4 _ $40 or less ........................ 28 $34 I $771 $41 to $55 .. .,...i...V..........l... 27 I 48 I 435 g_>I Over $55 .......................... I 29 I 73 · I -154 I }I’YQ~**·iZe I I I ii Cost of Living Study 0-n 360 Mason County Farms. This I_ i§..I rSi§11€ly Was C3.I‘1‘iod~-0H5··ClllPlHg' the past Summer in cooperation II _ with the Federal Bu1·eau of~Agricultural Economics. The pur- ' ;v.I_ » pose was to make an analysis of household budgets and to A show the costs and various grades of living among farm house- " Jiolds. The following preliminary tabulations bring out some interesting facts relative to the distribution and expenditures for the families living on these farms. I Average Expenditures, Values of Various Materials, and Percentage Distribution of Expense Items, for 360 Mason gfx Q County Farm Families. E§·*h$;*\" ` I4; ‘»£~§ ‘ I I 360 Families 360 FamiI· Q i e s P e r Furnished Purchased Total c o nt of ` Total I ' -—-———— I | Food .................................... $424.8 $172.9 $597.7 37.0 Clothing ...........,.................. . i........ 237.2 237.2 14.7 Use of house .................. | 216.8 .......... 216.8 13.4 Furniture & furnishings] .......... I 31.4 31.4 [ 2.0 · · Operating expense .......... I 16.0 I 210.1 | 226.1 I 14,0 Maintenance of health .... I .......... II 50.8 I 50.8 | 3.2 · Advancement .................... | .......... 90.4 90.4 5.6 i i. Personal .............................. I .......... I 32.8‘ I 32.8 2.0 ~i* ¢s» ~<- ‘ ‘ __._._..._....._.._..,.,.....__. . .._...__. 124.2 124.2 7 7 I___ _ __ A Savings . YI Z?I€zl : i . Unclassified ........................ I .......... I 9 6.7 I 6.7 .4 _ Terai ..__,......_.._.............._...... 657.6 56.5 1,614.1 100. . I I I tj . g g . _ _ _ Cost of Producmg Tobacco. Figures on the detailed cost . of producing tobacco in the central Kentucky burley district . I‘ II . .-*4 T I

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