ERIC Number: ED106027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Development and the Quality of Life in Harlan, Perry, Whitley, and Wolfe Counties: Summaries of Data from Surveys of Households in 1961 and 1973--Perry County Databook, RS-36.
Coleman, A. Lee, Comp.; And Others
As part of a larger study prepared to provide local leaders with information on socioeconomic characteristics and household attitudes in four Kentucky counties, this databook on Perry County is compiled from 1961 (open country area) and 1973 (open country and nonopen country area) surveys. The sampling procedure involved a random selection of small-area sample segments and then a random selection of households to be interviewed. Interpretive summaries are provided for the following survey components: (1) Residential Characteristics; (2) Household Characteristics; (3) Level of Living; (4) Occupational Characteristics; (5) Income Characteristics; (6) Social Participation; (7) Opinion of Change in Quality of Life in County, 1973; (8) Opinion of Change in Quality of Life in Own Family, 1973; and (9) Opinion of Quality of Life Change in the U.S., 1973. Significant survey responses indicated that when compared with the combined responses of all four counties surveyed, Perry County had proportionately more: change in country households; differences in attitudes concerning jobs (greater dissatisfaction with doing the same job, job importance, chances of getting ahead, retirement, and money earned); and dissatisfaction with politics, political parties, job opportunities, public housing, youth opportunities, and U.S. agriculture and land use. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Agricultural Experiment Station.; Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Dept. of Sociology.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky