The purpose of this report is to bring together data to show characteristics of the farm operator families, their housing, and other items including amounts and sources of family income by farm characteristics, particularly economic class of farm and net cash income of farm families.
The data on which this report are based were obtained by matching records for the 1950 Censuses of Agriculture and Population for approximately 11,000 farms and farm operators.
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