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ERIC Number: ED015797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Apr
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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ECONOMIC FACTORS INFLUENCING EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENTS AND ASPIRATIONS OF FARM YOUTH.
MOORE, E.J.; AND OTHERS
IN 1962 A STUDY WAS CONDUCTED BY SURVEYING 756,000 FARM FAMILIES IN 30 STATES, WITH CHILDREN 15 THROUGH 21 YEARS OLD. THE OBJECTIVES WERE TO--(1) EXAMINE THE QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF ECONOMIC RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO FARM YOUTH FOR SECURING POST HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION, (2) DETERMINE THE EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT AND ASPIRATIONS OF THESE FARM YOUTH FOR POST HIGH SCHOOL TRAINING, AND (3) RELATE THE EDUCATIONAL ASPIRATIONS OF THESE YOUNG PEOPLE TO PLANS FOR POST HIGH SCHOOL TRAINING. FOUR HIGHLIGHTS WERE IDENTIFIED--(1) SEVERAL FACTORS ACCOUNT FOR THE RELATIVE EDUCATIONAL DISADVANTAGEMENT OF RURAL YOUTH, COMPARED WITH URBAN YOUTH, (2) STUDIES INDICATE THAT FARM YOUTH HAVE LOWER LEVELS OF ATTAINMENT AND ASPIRATION THAN URBAN YOUTH, (3) DIFFERENCES IN LEVELS OF EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT AND ASPIRATION AMONG FARM YOUTH MAY BE RELATIVE TO THE QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF FINANCIAL RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL EDUCATION, AND (4) FARM OPERATORS WERE WILLING TO INCUR DEBT, IF NECESSARY, FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. PRESENTED ARE EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENTS OF THE SURVEY POPULATION, EDUCATIONAL ASPIRATIONS, CHARACTERISTICS OF FARM FAMILIES IN THE SURVEY POPULATION, SOURCES OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR EDUCATION, PLANNERS AND EXPECTED ATTENDERS, AND IMPLICATIONS OF THE STUDY. (SF)
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Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: ECONOMIC RESEARCH SERVICE