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ERIC Number: ED020225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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PUBLIC ASSISTANCE--TO WHAT END.
Southern Regional Council, Atlanta, GA.
THIS REPORT PRESENTS THE FINDINGS OF A STUDY OF THE 100 POOREST COUNTIES IN THE UNITED STATES--97 IN 11 SOUTHERN STATES, TWO IN ALASKA, AND ONE IN OKLAHOMA. DATA WERE OBTAINED PRIMARILY ON THE MAJOR PROGRAMS OF OLD AGE ASSISTANCE, AID TO THE BLIND, AID TO FAMILIES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN, AID TO THE PERMANENTLY AND TOTALLY DISABLED, MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE AGED, AND GENERAL RELIEF. THE INVESTIGATION LED TO THE CONCLUSIONS THAT THE NEED IN THESE COUNTIES IS EXTREME BUT THAT PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IS TOTALLY INADEQUATE TO RELIEVE IT. IN ADDITION, PUBLIC ASSISTANCE STANDARDS OF LIVING ARE INADEQUATE. ALSO, WELFARE POLICIES ARE CONSTRUCTED TO RESTRICT THE NUMBER OF RECIPIENTS RATHER THAN TO PROVIDE AID TO THE NEEDY. THE SUPPORTING EVIDENCE FOR THESE CONCLUSIONS IS PRESENTED IN TABLES AND DISCUSSIONS OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN EACH OF THE SOUTHERN STATES. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR 30 CENTS FROM THE SOUTHERN REGIONAL COUNCIL, 5 FORSYTH STREET, N.W., ATLANTA 3, GEORGIA. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Council, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: United States (South)