ERIC Number: ED077601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of Human Resources in the Rural Southeast Coastal Plain...With Emphasis on the Poor.
McElveen, Jackson V.; And Others
The objectives of this study were to determine the anatomy, typology, and conditions surrounding low incomes in the Coastal Plain of South Carolina and to determine the measures most suitable to reduce low income within the area. A sample of 1,000 households was selected and stratified among the 10 counties and between the open-country rural area and the rural place in proportion to the number of rural households. Data were collected on the characteristics of economically deprived households and on the socioeconomic conditions of the sample, including physical characteristics, skills, unemployment, adult training, and job mobility. Major findings were that: the area was experiencing a rapid rate of non-farm growth; outmigration has been extensive; housing was inadequate; scholastic achievement was directly related to the education of the parent; the dropout rate was high; heads of households had little formal education but were willing to change jobs; and most of the working-age population expressed interest in upgrading their skills. Tables (data) were presented with a profile of economically deprived households. (PS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Clemson.; Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.