ERIC Number: ED022596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Rural Poverty: Incidence, Causes and Cures.
Tweeten, Luther G.
Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, this research was conducted to investigate topics concerning the following four aspects of rural poverty: (1) documentation of the dimensions of rural poverty; (2) description of past public programs to raise incomes of the disadvantaged; (3) an outline of some of the strengths and weaknesses of past programs; and (4) discussion of tentative priorities for future efforts to alleviate poverty. Special attention was given to the interaction between economic and social-psychological factors in the discussion of the causes of poverty; conventional theories of poverty were discussed; and A General Theory Of Economic Stagnation was presented. The criterion suggested for establishing poverty program priorities was cost-effectiveness, where cost-effectiveness was defined as the use of available means to reach given objectives. (VM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater.