ERIC Number: ED101889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Public Employment Program Needs in the Rural South.
Reul, Myrtle R.
Almost 50 percent of the nation's poor reside in the South where 13 of every 100 whites and 41 of every 100 blacks are poor. The southern industries of ranching, dairy farming, cotton, and textiles are suffering from movement out of the area and development of competing products. Most new industries are small, labor oriented, low-profit-margin operations, since bigger operations have been fearful of training costs and the pressures of unions and fair employment practice in the South where they conceive the potential employee to be generally uneducated and malleable. Historical opposition to Federal control and recent experience with the fluxuations in defense spending reinforces southern aversion to Federal projects. But given the need for human services in the South, public employment must be concerned with improving education, health, and welfare. With additional Federal funding, jobs could be created via expanding the Public Housing Authorities and developing natural resource areas, highways, and more Federal computer and laboratory centers. The Federal formula for matching state dollars does not adequately meet southern needs, as these states are inherently poor. The cost of upgrading certain sections of the country should be examined, irrespective of how much of the tab that section can pay. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Federal Aid, Human Services, Industry, Job Development, Poverty Areas, Rural Areas, Transportation
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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