ERIC Number: ED072880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The Quality of Rural Living. Proceedings of a Workshop. (Washington, D.C., May 5-7, 1969).
National Academy of Sciences--National Research Council, Washington, DC. Div. of Biology and Agriculture.
About 45 persons, who are affiliated with government agencies, universities, and foundations and whose fields of specialization included economics, sociology, housing, welfare, medicine, education, and nutrition, participated in a workshop on the quality of rural living. Formal papers presented during the initial sessions included: "What Constitutes Quality of Living?""Rural Health in the United States,""Nutritional Levels in Rural United States: New Approaches Needed,""Urban-Rural Contrasts in Public Welfare,""Possibilities for Improving Rural Living: An Economist's View,""Quality of Rural Education in the United States,""Rural Housing in the United States: Essential Steps Required to Upgrade It," and "Employment and Income of Rural People." All but one presentation was followed by a discussion period. The recommendations of three work groups on needed research, changes in education, and changes in government programs and policies are included. The Agricultural Board appointed a committee to prepare recommendations based on the major points brought out in the papers, in the discussion periods, and in the reports of the work groups at the conclusion of the workshop. Educational opportunities for the young, adult education, welfare, housing, social monitoring, the team approach to research, and distribution of economic activity and population growth were the areas of concern. (HBC)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Employment Opportunities, Government Role, Health Services, Housing Deficiencies, Living Standards, Nutrition, Population Trends, Research Utilization, Rural Areas, State Federal Aid, Underemployment, Welfare, Workshops
National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20418 ($2.95)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Monsanto Fund, St. Louis, MO.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences--National Research Council, Washington, DC. Div. of Biology and Agriculture.