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ERIC Number: ED087604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov-8
Pages: 20
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B.C. Indians Living Off Reserve: Some Economic Aspects.
Stanbury, W. T.
The study examined the economic development of British Columbia (B.C.) Indians who have moved off-reserve. The discussion included: (1) obtaining the sample, (2) sample description, (3) reasons for living off-reserve, (4) employment opportunities, (5) income and poverty line, and (6) academic achievement. A total of 1,095 persons interviewed constituted a 1-in-6 sample of B.C. status Indians (age 16-55) who reside off-reserve. A total of 54 towns were represented in the survey. It appeared that, until high school graduation is achieved, additional years of education have little effect in reducing the Indian unemployment rate. There is a significantly lower unemployment rate among Indians who were members of a union. Some 58.2% of non-metro families and unattached individuals had incomes of less than $4,000, while 39.5% of the metro families and unattached individuals had a range of $4,000-$7,999. The poverty rate of B.C. Indians off-reserve in 1970 was 2-1/2 times the rate for all Canadians. One quarter of the sample had completed the 6th grade or less and only 1/6 completed high school or better. Some reasons for living off-reserve were employment, housing shortage on reserve, and preferring living off-reserve. Findings were also presented in tables. (FF)
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Identifiers - Location: Canada