ERIC Number: ED051954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
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Open-Country Poverty in a Relatively Affluent Area - The East North Central States.
Poverty among open-country households in the East North Central States (11%) was slightly above the incidence found among U.S. whites in general. Incidence of poverty was greatest among the aged, disabled, and small farmers of all ages who made farming their major source of earnings. Of the respondent households in this 1967 survey, 87% had earnings. Most respondents were nonfarmers. Although 42% received some income from a farm, only 12% got the major portion of their earnings from this source. Some 72% of poor households with heads under age 45, and 57% of those with heads aged 45-64, reported no income other than earnings, interest, or dividends. Even more received no welfare payments. In this area, where two-fifths of all houses were built before 1901, substandard housing was prevalent among the poor. In addition to the narrative portion of the text, a list of 23 references, an appendix of tables showing relative income deprivation criteria, a cross index of tables in this report with those in "Rural Poverty in Three Southern Regions," and 16 other pertinent tables are included. (Author/MJB)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Education, Employment, Family (Sociological Unit), Farmers, Food, Housing, Human Resources, Income, Poverty, Production Techniques, Rural Areas, Sex Differences
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC. Farm Production Economics Research Div.