ERIC Number: ED100553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep-1
Reference Count: N/A
Demography of Disadvantage in Tennessee.
Jones, Lewis W., Comp.; And Others
In this report, demography conceptualizes significant characteristics to serve as a basis for more intensive study, planning, and procedures focusing on the target group. A compilation of the latest reports available and primarily tabular in form, identifies and locates Tennessee's disadvantaged people, ranking the 95 counties on each of 8 indicators of disadvantage, lack of goods and services to the extent that there is the impairment of quality of life as measured by the following indicators: family income level, per capita income, youth dependency ratio, unemployment, Farm Operator Level-of-Living Index, and functional illiteracy. A summary table showing the rankings of the 95 counties on each indicator, with a rank average and overall rank order is given. Detailed data on which the summary is based, are given in 12 tables. Data, (in either raw numerical or percentage form) describe the: (1) general population characteristics--numbers, changes between 1950 and 1970, racial composition, and dependency ratios; (2) economic conditions--unemployment rates, agricultural and manufacturing employment, and housing occpancy and quality; (3) health, education, and welfare services--health care services, availability of physicians and hospital beds, birth and death rates, and food stamp program participation; and (4) illiteracy rate. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Agricultural Extension Service.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee