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ERIC Number: ED097155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Youth in the South: The Population Under Age 25. Information Report No. 73-1.
Upham, W. Kennedy; Jimenez, Luis
The first in a series of bulletins prepared for each region and with a national summary, this report presents relevant data about the South's rural youth (persons under 25). The total rural population of the South includes some 22.2 million persons, representing slightly higher than 41 percent of the rural people in the entire nation. There are 29.4 million persons under 25 years in the South with slightly over 10.4 million in the rural areas, constituting 41.6 percent of all American youth in this age group who live in rural areas. These youth are unevenly distributed by State and include a sizeable proportion of blacks. A large proportion of these youth were born during the decade of high birth rates following the end of World II; others are younger and may relfect more recent developments in the South's population characteristics. The numerical data (extracted from various 1970 U.S. Census of Population reports) deal with the distribution of the rural youth by State, the sex ratios characteristic of various groups among these youth, and their racial composition. The appendixes, which comprise the majority of the report, contain tabular information on the South as a region, for each State, and on the United States having general comparative and background value for this report, and definitions of technical terms. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.; Prairie View A and M Univ., TX.