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ERIC Number: ED013695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug-14
Pages: 15
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CAUSES OF RURAL POVERTY.
STOCKBURGER, CASSANDRA
THERE IS ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGEMENT IN MANY SECTIONS OF OUR COUNTRY, BUT RURAL ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGEMENT IS CONCENTRATED LARGELY IN THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST. THE SOUTH HAS REMAINED IN ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGEMENT SINCE THE CIVIL WAR, DUE TO THE SHARECROPPER SYSTEM OF FARMING. IN APPALACHIA, OPPORTUNISTIC MINING AND FORESTRY OPERATIONS, COUPLED WITH THE G. I. BILL, HAVE ROBBED THE REGION OF BOTH ITS NATURAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES. IN THE SOUTHWEST, THE COMBINATION OF A LACK OF ACCULTURATION AND A CHEAP LABOR SUPPLY FROM MEXICO HAS CREATED ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGEMENT FOR THE SPANISH AMERICANS, WHILE THE INDIAN HAS ALSO EXPERIENCED EXPLOITATION AND DISCRIMINATION IN RELATION TO EDUCATION AND JOBS. CONTRIBUTORY FACTORS IN ALL THE DEPRESSED AREAS ARE THE LOCALIZED VALUES AND HABITS OF ETHNIC GROUPS. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE ARE POOR BECAUSE OF A COMBINATION OF REASONS, BUT NO PERSON IS POOR BY CHOICE. (JS)
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