ERIC Number: ED092266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
South Dakota Indian Recipients of Social Welfare, December 1973.
South Dakota State Dept. of Social Services, Pierre. Div. of Program Analysis.
Because American Indians are the largest minority group in South Dakota and because they are known to be among the most poverty stricken in the Nation, South Dakota annually reports on the extent to which the group depends on welfare payments. The report, prepared by the Program Analysis Section of the State Department of Social Services, analyzes the racial makeup of welfare recipients during 1 month each year, usually October. December was chosen in 1973 because it was the last month for which information was available for the adult programs, which were converted to the Federal Supplemental Security Income program in January 1974. The report consists of tables showing the ratio of Indian recipients in each program and the proportion of money expended for their grants. The programs 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 welfare assistance participation. Information by county has been compiled for the reservation and nonreservation counties. The total state population, Indian population, and ratio of Indians by county according to the 1970 census is a new table for this report. In South Dakota over 80% of the Indians live on state reservations, which are: Cheyenne River, Lower Brule, Pine Ridge, Rosebud, Crow Creek, Yankton, and Sisseton (the last 2 are open reservations). (KM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Annual Reports, Blindness, Child Welfare, Dependents, Expenditures, Federal Aid, Medical Services, Nonreservation American Indians, Older Adults, Physical Disabilities, Population Distribution, Public Facilities, State Aid, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Welfare Recipients
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Dakota State Dept. of Social Services, Pierre. Div. of Program Analysis.
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota