ERIC Number: ED072877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb-7
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Changing Characteristics of the West Virginia Population: 1940-1970.
Dixon, Richard D.; Singh, Ram N.
West Virginia's population history from 1940 to 1970 was traced in this paper. Data were collected to illustrate (1) population size, distribution, and composition for West Virginia and its rural and urban subunits and (2) the changing fertility pattern which occurred during this period. Whenever possible, comparisons between West Virginia population trends and those for the United States and the rest of the South Atlantic Division were made. The 1940, 1950, 1960, and 1970 U. S. Censuses of Population, U. S. Department of Commerce, were used for the data collection. Selected data were pursued and organized into tables and occasionally into graphs to illustrate structural shifts with respect to age, sex, residence, schooling, occupation, industry, and fertility. Since West Virginia has had a relatively small nonwhite population in recent decades, racial comparisons were excluded from this paper. It was noted that West Virginia generally appears to be converging with the Division and Nation in many respects, although its discordant figures concerning urbanization, education, and mining still stand out as "glaring" contrasts. (NQ)
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Identifiers - Location: West Virginia