ERIC Number: ED043407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
Human Resources in the Ozarks Region...With Emphasis on the Poor.
Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, Fayetteville.; Missouri Univ., Columbia. Agricultural Experiment Station.
The report is on the socioeconomic condition of rural people within a selected area in the United States. The information was provided by 1,413 sample households in the rural areas of 125 counties in the Ozarks region of Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. The study included Whites, Indians, and Negroes within the region. Based on household size and income in 1965, 25% of the households were considered seriously deprived. Based on income alone, 44% were considered deprived, having earned less than $3,000. The people studied were grouped into 5 classes based on household size and income: (1) seriously deprived, (2) deprived, (3) marginal, (4) probably not deprived, and (5) definitely not deprived. The major characteristics associated with deprivation included advanced age, being the female head of a household, low levels of education, marginal farming, and physical disabilities. Sixty percent of the people with children at home stated that, in their judgement, their children would need to finish college. Because most household incomes are so low, a major tragedy in the Ozarks region may be the financial inability to support youngsters in reaching desired educational levels. (EJ)
Descriptors: American Indians, Anglo Americans, Blacks, Cross Cultural Studies, Disadvantaged, Economic Research, Economically Disadvantaged, Education, Employment, Human Resources, Rural Areas
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, Fayetteville.; Missouri Univ., Columbia. Agricultural Experiment Station.