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ERIC Number: ED029229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 12
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Some Population Trends Affecting Extension Education and Other Community Programs.
Niederfrank, E. J.
Population trends affecting extension education and other community programs reveal that there will be large increases in numbers of young adult and young middleaged households, beginning in the next five years. The number of households in the United States will rise to 84.4 million by July 1985, representing an increase of 26.3 million over the estimated 58.1 million in March, 1966. The Western states are expected to lead the country in population gains. In 1985, throughout the country, high school graduates will rise from the 1965 49% to 68%; college graduates aged 25 and over, from less than 10 million to 21 million; women with four years of college, from 7% to 13%. In 1967, educational attainment in the central cities of metropolitan areas was lower than outside the central cities. Educational attainment among Negroes was highest in metropolitan areas. The proportion of men over 65 in the rural work force is double that of the urban population. Women 55 to 64 will increase from the 9 million of 1966 to 11.3 million in 1980; those 35 to 39 will also increase; but those 40 to 44 will decrease by 9%. Changes are also taking place in the family, which is assuming less responsibility for child development and transmission of basic cultural values. [Not available in hardcopy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (nl)
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Authoring Institution: Federal Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.