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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1972. Department of Home Economics.


Copyright 1972, the author. Used by permission.


This study has the following purposes:

  1. To determine the extent of present insurance coverage of each family, the part it plays financially in birth expenses, and how the balance of birth expenses are paid after the insurance company has paid its share.

  2. To examine the amount of expense for first born boys compared to first born girls,

  3. To determine if the employment status of the woman prior to child birth has had any effect on layette expenditures,

  4. To analyze the types and amounts of birth expenses incurred with the first and second child born to a family,

  5. To examine the amount of layette expenditures when the first and second born child are of the same or the opposite sex.

    Advisor: Florence S. Walker