ERIC Number: ED032957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Economic Provisions for Old Age of Rural Families in Five Southern States. Southern Cooperative Series. No. 138.
Bailey, Betty W.; And Others
Rural families from specific areas in 5 southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and Texas) were sampled to determine the extent of economic and social preparation for old age and retirement. Family characteristics and economic status were compared by race (white and Negro) and residence (farm versus nonfarm). Attempts were made to determine retirement expectations of rural families and to predict retirement income. Findings indicate that pre-retirement family incomes and educational attainment have a direct bearing upon economic expectations for retirement. Also, public action is needed to solve some of the human issues in rural retirement including substandard housing and the social problems of isolation. (JH)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.; Georgia Agricultural Experiment Stations, Athens.; Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn.
Identifiers: United States (South)