ERIC Number: ED073878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Inequality: A Portrait of Rural America.
Tamblyn, Lewis R.
Documentary evidence that Federal spending on human resources development disproportionately favors metropolitan counties over non-metropolitan areas is presented. The first chapter, "What Is Rural America?" focuses on 3 aspects of the rural problem: (1) the problem of definition, (2) the rural population distribution, and (3) the extreme poverty faced by many rural dwellers. Chapter 2 is a study of the distribution of Federal outlays within the U.S. in 1970. It is concluded that rural people do not share proportionately in the distribution of Federal programs, that outlays for defense favor the larger and higher income urban areas, that Federal programs are failing to meet the county's development needs, and that Federal outlays for agriculture and national resources are concentrated in non-metropolitan counties having pronounced population declines and high per capita income. The National Advisory Committee On Rural Poverty is discussed in Chapter 3. The commission's tasks were to make a comprehensive study of American rural life; to evaluate existing programs; and to develop recommendations for action by local, state, or Federal governments or private enterprise. Chapter 4 contains tables which further document the short changing of rural people and communities in the distribution of Federal programs. Metropolitan status and urban orientation are the major groupings used in the tables. (HBC)
Descriptors: Capital, Disadvantaged Youth, Discriminatory Legislation, Family Income, Federal Programs, Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Rural Family, Rural Population, Tables (Data)
Rural Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: Rural Education Association, Washington, DC.