ERIC Number: ED023979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Change and Progress. A Comparative Study: Housing Project Survey 1964-1966, St. Louis, Missouri.
In 1964, and again in 1966, a survey was made of sample populations of families living in a public housing project in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose was to find family characteristics, their homemaking practices, and the effects of extension classes in home management and family economics, clothing, and food and nutrition. In 1966, it was found that there was a higher proportion of homemakers under 30, fewer with less than a fourth grade education, and more employed homemakers; incomes were slightly higher but there was a lower level of living. Participants in the homemaking classes in 1966, in contrast to nonparticipants, had a higher proportion of two parent families, were between 30 and 59 years of age, had incomes of $2,000 or more, had two full time workers or one or two part time workers, had larger families, spent more for food but did not have higher quality diets, and knew of Medicare and educational and recreational facilities. The most effective means of spreading information about the extension classes had been flyers and leaflets, followed by television, newspapers, and the Housing Digest. (pt)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Extension Div.
Identifiers: Missouri; Missouri (Saint Louis)