ERIC Number: ED036387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Human Resources in the Rural Mississippi Delta...With Emphasis on the Poor.
Crecink, John C.; Steptoe, Roosevelt
Manpower resources, poverty, and unemployment in the Mississippi Delta region are the main features of the report. Data used were collected by 22 enumerators working in 16 counties scattered throughout Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. The survey was conducted in the summer of 1966. Aspects surveyed and reported on are household characteristics, household income, employability and employment, education of children, farm operator families, home-produced food, and housing. The authors cite the critical problems and suggest possible solutions such as reducing the school dropout rate or improving the quality of education by bringing in outside funds to pay the costs of education. A series of 53 tables of data provides a statistical base for determining and analyzing the problem areas. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; Southern Univ. and Agricultural and Mechanical Coll., Baton Rouge, LA.