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ERIC Number: ED017538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Dec
Pages: 96
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Reference Count: 0
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DIMENSIONS OF POVERTY IN 1964. REVISED.
Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
THE TABLES AND ACCOMPANYING EXPLANATORY TEXT IN THIS REPORT DESCRIBE THE POOR BY AGE, SEX, AND LOCATION IN 1964. DATA ARE DERIVED FROM THE U.S. BUREAU OF THE CENSUS POPULATION SURVEY IN MARCH 1965. AS OF THIS DATE THERE WERE AN ESTIMATED 12 MILLION HOUSEHOLDS OR 34 MILLION PERSONS LIVING ON A POVERTY-LEVEL INCOME, WHICH AVERAGED APPROXIMATELY 70 CENTS A DAY PER PERSON. ABOUT 70 PERCENT OF THESE POOR WERE WHITE, ABOUT HALF LIVED IN CITIES WITH A POPULATION OF 50,000 OR MORE, AND 87 PERCENT DID NOT LIVE ON FARMS. AMONG THESE POOR PERSONS WERE ABOUT 29 MILLION MEMBERS OF FAMILIES OF TWO OR MORE RELATED PERSONS AND 200,000 YOUTHS, AND 4,800,000 ADULTS LIVING IN THEIR OWN ROOMS AND FLATS. AROUND 300,000 CHILDREN LIVED WITH FOSTER PARENTS. (LB)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
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