ERIC Number: ED107437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Rural Development: Fourth Annual Report of the President to the Congress on Government Services to Rural America.
Rural Development Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
As the fourth in a series of annual reports to the Congress by the President on the availability of government and government-assisted services to rural areas, this report first delineates U.S. counties into 10 county groups representing an urban-to-rural continuum and then divides 209 selected Federal programs into five categories (Housing; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Community Development; Human Resource Development; and Defense, Space, and Atomic Energy). Via a comparison of the distribution of outlays for these categories with the distribution of the total population across the 10 county group, insights into the comparative benefits of the total package of Federal programs are provided. A comparison of outlay distributions for individual programs across the urban-to-rural continuum with the distribution of target groups for specific programs is also provided, along with measurement of per capita Federal outlays among declining and fast-growing and low and high income counties. Presented via tabular and narrative form, this report indicates: $192 billion of the $249 billion in total Federal outlays for fiscal year 1972 were spent on the 209 rural programs; rural areas received 24.7 percent of all outlays, though they constituted 27.2 percent of the population; and total outlays favored fast-growing, high income counties. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rural Development Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
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