ERIC Number: ED086433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Vermont Rural and Farm Family Rehabilitation Project. A Benchmark Report. Research Report MP73.
Tompkins, E. H.; And Others
The report presents information about client families and their farms during their contact with the Vermont Rural and Farm Family Rehabilitation (RFFR) project from March 1, 1969 to June 30, 1971. Data are from 450 family case histories which include 2,089 members. Most were from northern Vermont. Families averaged 4.64 persons each, about 1 more than the average Vermont farm family. Nearly 2/3 of the homes had at least 1 member who had a disability or employment handicap. Physical examinations showed that dental problems were the leading cause. Family members aged 25 and over had received a median of 9 years of schooling. The median age of members, 21.4, was about 4 years lower than that for the state's farm population as a whole. Three-fourths of the families had an income of less than $2,000 a year. Eighty-seven percent of the male household heads were farmers. The contact agency mentioned most frequently by client families prior to involvement with the RFFR project was the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. After association with this project, the agricultural county extension agent had the greatest number of contacts on referral by program aides. Referrals to the RFFR project were successfully rehabilitated and placed in employment in 32 percent of the cases. (Author)
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Sponsor: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC. Economic Development Div.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Univ., Burlington. Agriculture Experiment Station.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Related document is ED068835