ERIC Number: ED022583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Mar
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Synthesis of Findings from Southern Regional Cooperative Research Project S-44: Factors in the Adjustment of Families and Individuals in Low-Income Rural Areas of the South.
Boyd, Virlyn A.; Morgan, Carolyn A.
A group of rural sociologists initiated this 1958-1965 research project for the purpose of increasing knowledge about social and economic adjustments of low-income people in the rural areas of the South. Factors found to be associated with the adjustment of low-income families and individuals were anomia, level-of-living, joint decision making, job mobility aspiration, social participation, migration, and communication. These factors affected adjustment differently when people were categorized as homemakers, non-whites, or retirees. It was concluded that rural poverty cannot be attributed to a lack of ambition, and that a good educational program and job opportunities would alleviate many problems of rural people. (ES)
Descriptors: Aspiration, Black Attitudes, Communication Problems, Community Action, Decision Making, Disadvantaged Environment, Family (Sociological Unit), Income, Interdisciplinary Approach, Migrant Problems, Occupational Mobility, Poverty, Research Projects, Retirement, Rural Areas, Rural Family, Socioeconomic Influences, Socioeconomic Status
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Clemson Univ., SC.