ERIC Number: ED025585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
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The People Left Behind; Seminar on Manpower Policy and Program.
The National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty was charged with the following responsibilities: (1) to make a comprehensive study and appraisal of the current economic situations and trends in American Rural life, (2) to evaluate the means by which existing programs, policies, and activities relating to the economic status and community welfare of rural people may be coordinated, and (3) to develop recommendations for action by local, State, and Federal governments. The commission estimated that in 1965 there were 14 million people living in rural areas of the United States who were unable to purchase out of current income the goods and services needed to provide a reasonable level of living. Approximately 10 million of these lived in nonfarm residences, and 4 million lived on farms. Although the percentage of non-whites who were poor was greater than that of whites, 11 million of the 14 million rural poor were white. The commission also reported that rural America's needs are so complex that no single concept of poverty is universally applicable. (CH)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Disadvantaged, Educational Needs, Federal Programs, Financial Needs, Migration, Rural Economics, Rural Environment, Rural Resettlement, Rural Urban Differences, Speeches
Manpower Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20210.
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
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