ERIC Number: ED071832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
The Pennsylvania Panel on Rural Poverty. Final Summary Report, 1971.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Community Affairs, Harrisburg.
An analysis of the facts and opinions on rural poverty presented in over 1,000 pages of testimony to the Pennsylvania Panel on Rural Poverty is presented in this report. The problem of poverty is discussed in general and also as it specifically relates to Pennsylvania in terms of conditions, causes, proposals for improvement, comments, and the effects of the extractive tax. Other poverty problems are discussed in the areas of water resources, sewerage, housing, medical services, welfare, education and schools, and transportation. The problems, proposals for improvement, and additional comments are listed for each of the problem areas. Major conclusions from the analysis are that water and sewer facilities need to be improved in much of rural Pennsylvania, that existing public programs are not serving the housing needs of the rural poor, and that medical care is fragmented, spotty, and inadequate. (PS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Community Affairs, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania