ERIC Number: ED106029
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--Wolfe County Databook, RS-38.
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 Wolfe 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 in the predominantly rural Wolfe County size of house had decreased; material possessions had dramatically increased; number of children had decreased; income had increased; and only 40 percent of the male heads had perceived their income to be less than satisfactory, though total family income was comparatively much lower than that of the other three counties surveyed. (JC)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Comparative Analysis, Family (Sociological Unit), Heads of Households, Income, Living Standards, Municipalities, Occupations, Opinions, Quality of Life, Residential Patterns, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Social Relations, Socioeconomic Status, Surveys, Tables (Data), Values
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