ERIC Number: ED030512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Poverty in Texas; The Distribution of Low-Income Families.
Kuvlesky, William P.; Wright, David E.
Poverty, which is defined as a family income of less than $3,000 annually, is more serious than just being deprived of simple luxuries. To be poor is to suffer physically and to have high mortality rates. It also means ecological and social segregation from society. In 1960 Texas had a larger proportion of families with incomes under $3,000 annually (28.8%) than the nation as a whole (21.4%). Also, the incidence of poverty among Texas rural families was twice as high as for urban Texas. The groups with higher proportions of poverty in Texas were the aged, the non-whites, and the Spanish-speaking. In addition to differences between these groups and between the rural and urban populations, there were marked differences in poverty from one geographic region to another; such variations should logically enter into deciding on how to allocate resources in combating poverty. Tables showing poverty figures by county in Texas are included. (RH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.