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ERIC Number: ED032964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug-28
Pages: 21
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Poverty in Rural America: The Situation in an "Average Income County."
Potter, Harry R.; And Others
The purpose of this paper is to examine the definitions, perceptions, and extent of poverty in what has been called an "average income" county in the midwestern section of the United States. The uniqueness of the study lies in the utilization of respondents' perceptions of poverty to establish a definition of poverty. The data is based on 1960 census projections of Montgomery County, Indiana, and two additional sets of data gathered through personal interviews. The findings indicate that the low perception of poverty in the county may be accounted for by its dispersion, particularly in the small towns, and by the high incidence of older persons who live alone and may have little visibility. Also, younger heads of poverty families have low levels of education indicating that poverty is going to continue. Finally, the perception of Montgomery County as an area with little poverty is inaccurate. (DK)
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Identifiers: Indiana; Montgomery County
Note: Paper presented at the Rural Sociological Society Meeting (San Francisco, California, August 28-31, 1969)