"He's an Iowa farmer- he must be well off!" This is a popular notion. But the authors show that the level-of-living picture in rural Iowa is not so simple.
Jehlik, Paul and Wakeley, Ray E.
"Are All Our Farm Families "Well Off"?,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 6
, Article 7.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol6/iss8/7