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ERIC Number: ED001940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Sep
Pages: 95
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FAMILY INCOME AND RELATED CHARACTERISTICS AMONG LOW-INCOME COUNTIES AND STATES.
MILLS, ANITA U.; RANDOMSKI, ALEXANDER L.
THE PRIMARY PURPOSES ARE TO DIRECT ATTENTION TO COUNTY UNITS AS ONE APPROACH IN ANALYZING THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE POOR, AND TO PROVIDE A RESOURCE TOOL FOR VIEWING THE LOWEST FIFTH (QUINTILE) OF COUNTY UNITS IN THE CONTEXT OF STATE, REGIONAL, AND NATIONAL MEASURES OF POVERTY AND DEPENDENCY. MUCH ATTENTION WAS GIVEN TO THE URBAN SETTING WHERE 70 PERCENT OF THE NATION'S POPULATION IS CONCENTRATED AND WHERE, BY INCOME MEASURES, SOME 54 PERCENT OF THE POOR FAMILIES ARE LOCATED. IN THE NONURBAN AREAS, WITH 30 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION, 46 PERCENT OF THE POOR FAMILIES ARE DISPERSED OVER A BROAD GEOGRAPHIC AREA. ALTHOUGH HEAVILY CONCENTRATED IN THE SOUTHEAST, SIGNIFICANT POVERTY POCKETS ARE ALSO FOUND IN TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, THE DAKOTAS, AND ALASKA. THE CHANCES OF BEING POOR IN THE UNITED STATES ARE CLOSELY RELATED TO RESIDENTIAL LOCATION AND WHETHER ONE IS WHITE OR NONWHITE. THE NONWHITE FARM FAMILY FALLS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE INCOME DISTRIBUTION PATTERN. THE URBAN NONWHITE FAMILY HAS ABOUT THE SAME CHANCE FOR BEING VERY POOR AS DOES THE RURAL WHITE FAMILY. THE RATE OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE POORER COUNTY UNITS CLEARLY INDICATES THAT IN SOME COUNTIES THE RATE OF INCREASE IN MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME WILL HAVE TO BE RAISED IF IT IS TO KEEP PROPORTIONATE PACE WITH THE NATIONAL RISE IN FAMILY MEDIAN INCOME. THE DATA PRESENTED HERE INDICATE THE NATURE, EXTENT, AND LOCATION OF THE NATION'S MOST SERIOUS POVERTY, IN THE FORM OF GRAPHS, FIGURES, TABLES AND ILLUSTRATIONS DERIVED FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. THE DATA ARE DIVIDED INTO THREE MAIN SECTIONS--MAJOR FAMILY INCOME PATTERNS, LOW-INCOME STATES AND COUNTIES, AND TRENDS AND OUTLOOK.
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Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA