ERIC Number: ED023957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
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Outstanding Features of the Inventory (BAEQ). Condensed Report.
This condensed report on Agricultural Research and Development Administration research in Canada summarizes the principal hypotheses which stand out at the attitudinal level regarding socioeconomic change in a pilot region. Examination of attitudes toward change at parish, social group, individual, and abandoned farm levels reveals a link between the economic situation, degree of social integration, and resistance to change. Study of roles of agricultural, fishing, and service cooperatives and of forest unions raises the question of participation by the membership in decision making. Comparison of population types to leadership types shows the young, dynamic, and personal types of leadership, associated respectively with sociable, informed, and socially integrated populations, as most efficient. Traditional, unstable, and "almost non-existent" leadership appear inefficient. Study of family life reveals a gap between private and public life. Study of political and social dependence exposes to challenge specialized interests initially crystalized in informal social situations and now supported by more formal means. (Tables present population, birthrate, dependency ratio, and migration statistics.) (rt)
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Authoring Institution: Carleton Opinion Research Services, Ltd. (Canada).