ERIC Number: ED031363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Family Adjustment in Selected Low-Income Areas of Northern Wisconsin.
Marshall, D. G.; And Others
This study, conducted in 1967, in Burnett and Forest Counties, Wisconsin, attempts to show the present situation of the residents of the area (characterized by low income, marginal farm land, high out-migration of the young, a disproportionately large number of the aged and the very young, high welfare costs and a dwindling tax base). The attitudes of these residents toward some of the Federal and state agency services and facilities in their counties, their role in problem solution, and their analysis of the problems, prospects, and people of their counties are explored. The survey covers 249 household (879 people). Included are statistical data on population composition (household size, age-sex, dependents), characteristics of household heads (age, martial status, education, occupation, income, and income as related to these other characteristics), and the characteristics of the out-migrant and in-migrant youth. The primary conclusion suggests a balance between economic concerns (job opportunities, training, increased farm production, new industry) and social concerns (care of and financial assistance for the aged), individual and county improvement. (SE)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Agency Role, Area Studies, Community Attitudes, Community Organizations, Community Problems, Evaluation, Family Characteristics, Individual Characteristics, Low Income Counties, Low Income Groups, Migration Patterns, Public Agencies, Rural Areas, Rural Economics, Rural Population, Social Problems, Statistical Data, Surveys
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Identifiers: Wisconsin; Wisconsin (Burnett County); Wisconsin (Forest County)