ERIC Number: ED073880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
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South Dakota Indian Recipients of Public Welfare.
South Dakota State Dept. of Public Welfare, Pierre.
In October of each year, the Research and Statistics Section of the South Dakota Department of Public Welfare studies the racial makeup of its recipients to report on the proportion of American Indians, the state's largest minority group (32,402 or 4.9% of the state's population according to the 1970 census), receiving assistance under state welfare programs. This article presents the data obtained for October, 1972. The report consists of a number of tables showing the ratio of Indian recipients in each program and the proportion of money expended for their grants. Programs included in the survey are old age assistance, aid to the blind, aid to the disabled, aid to dependent children, and foster care. A summary of the Indian recipient rate by program for each of the last 20 years is presented, showing the trend in Indian participation in welfare assistance. Information by county and by program has been compiled for the reservation and nonreservation counties in separate groupings. (Author/FF)
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Authoring Institution: South Dakota State Dept. of Public Welfare, Pierre.
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota