ERIC Number: ED186155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
A Social Report for Carroll County: Social Indicators for Rural Development. Sociology Report 134G.
Marshall, Chris; And Others
Since the burden of improving quality of life is often squarely placed on the shoulders of public decision makers, this report (one of the products of Project 2142) provides a basis for assisting county-level decision makers in the planning process. Statistics that "indicate" the social well being or quality of life experienced by people in Carroll County, Iowa, in the areas of employment, income, health, education, housing, leisure and recreation, public safety, and physical environment are presented and organized according to the availability and allocation of financial resources, the structure of services, the utilization of available services, and the level of well being. Statistics in the following three areas, usually beyond the control of decision makers, form a resource base. Human resources include the composition, distribution and change of population and living arrangements and family structure. Geographical/physical resources include natural resources, climate conditions, and organization of the land. Economic resources include government, transportation and communication, agriculture, and commerce and industry. Derived from reports published by a variety of governmental and private agencies, most data cover at least two points in time and two geographical units so the reader can analyze social change. All data are presented in one of three alternative table designs, depending on the type of variable under consideration. (NEC)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Communications, Decision Making, Economic Factors, Education, Employment, Health, Housing, Human Resources, Income, Industry, Law Enforcement, Leisure Time, Local Government, Needs Assessment, Physical Environment, Planning, Quality of Life, Recreational Activities, Rural Development, Rural Population, Safety, Social Indicators, Statistical Studies, Tables (Data), Transportation
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology.; Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station, Ames.
Identifiers: Iowa (Carroll County); Public Safety
Note: Publication contributes to USDA Project 2142, "Social Indicator Models for Rural Development". May not reproduce well due to small print size.