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ERIC Number: ED085134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 86
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Social Patterns of Rural Family Income.
Clark, Juan M.
The objectives of this study were to develop and analyze social patterns of rural family income in Jackson County, Florida, formulating criteria useful for upgrading living levels for families under different environmental conditions. Datawere collected by interview-type field schedules from all families within selected clusters of households. The schedules were reviewed item by item to locate attributes likely to be significant and those attributes were subjected to statistical significance tests. All items retained were given score values and classified into 3 categories: biographical, economic, and environmental. This scale was the basis for analyzing social patterns of income both by tabular and regression analyses. Major findings were that families could be placed in 7 separate patterns and that there was a consistent change in variable relationships throughout the patterns. The study suggested that the family income patterns may be used to conceptualize the profile of rural poverty so that programs can be directed to specific people for specific remedial purposes. (PS)
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