ERIC Number: ED065240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Workshop on Problems of Chronically Depressed Rural Areas (Asheville, N.C., April 1965).
Leven, Charles L.; And Others
A workshop was conducted at which 13 papers were presented on problems of chronically depressed rural areas. Attendees endeavored to assess the existing knowledge with respect to these problems, to point out major gaps in this body of knowledge, and to suggest types of research needed to cope with the problems of rural poverty. It was determined that many values and beliefs held by poverty-stricken people impede the introduction of changes which can eliminate poverty in rural areas. Additional research is needed on the returns and costs of improving the quality of education, the relationships of size and location of areas to developmental potentialities, and the arrangement of alternatives in an ordering of priorities that will be useful to public decision-makers. It was further concluded that additional research is needed on the social costs and returns of transferring people from low-income areas. (HBC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Agricultural Policy Inst.; Tennessee Valley Authority, Washington, DC.