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ERIC Number: ED012325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb
Pages: 45
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IMPORTANT FACTORS CONCERNING HUMAN RESOURCES IN MISSISSIPPI. PRELIMINARY REPORT NUMBER 11.
WALL, JAMES E.
THE MORE IMPORTANT CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STATE'S HUMAN RESOURCES AND INFORMATION CONCERNING VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS ARE PRESENTED. MISSISSIPPI'S POPULATION INCREASED 21.6 PERCENT BETWEEN 1920 AND 1960. CENSUS DATA INDICATED (1) BIRTH RATES ARE HIGHER THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE, (2) DEATH RATES ARE CLOSE TO THE NATIONAL AVERAGE, (3) THE SHIFT FROM RURAL-AGRICULTURE TO URBAN-INDUSTRIAL CONTINUES, AND (4) MIGRATION LOSSES HAVE BEEN DEPLETING YOUNG ADULTS, ESPECIALLY NONWHITES. VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS IN THE SECONDARY AND POST-SECONDARY SCHOOLS ARE DESIGNED FOR ENTRY JOBS AND THE RETRAINING AND UPGRADING OF YOUTH AND ADULTS. COURSES ARE OFFERED IN (1) AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION, (2) DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION, (3) HEALTH OCCUPATIONS EDUCATION, (4) HOME ECONOMICS EDUCATION, (5) TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION, (6) TECHNICAL EDUCATION, (7) BUSINESS AND OFFICE OCCUPATIONS, AND (8) MANPOWER TRAINING. THE MEDIAN FOR SCHOOL YEARS COMPLETED IN 1960 WAS 8.9 YEARS. SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FOR 1964-65 WAS 606,200 AND IS PROJECTED AS 602,700 FOR 1970-71. IN 1964-65, $9,413,100 WAS SPENT FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION. OTHER TABULAR DATA ARE GIVEN FOR THE POPULATION AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., State College. Social Science Research Center.
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