ERIC Number: ED121503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Changes in Quality of Life in Mississippi: 1960-1970. Mississippi Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 824.
Sollie, Carlton R.; And Others
As the first in a series of five reports dealing with selected aspects of the quality of life in Mississippi, this report utilizes U.S. Census data (1959 vs 1969 and 1960 vs 1970) to provide a statistical description of social and economic conditions and the change in those conditions over a 10-year period. Tabular and narrative data are presented for the following quality of life indicators: family income, family poverty, housing, employment, education, health, and welfare. Additionally, data on urban, rural, racial, and sexual differences are presented. The general results presented include: (1) Economic Improvements (median family income up 100 percent; poverty classifications down to 29 percent; a labor force increase of 5 percent; a drop in unemployment of.4 percent; but a lag in income levels of blacks and females when compared with whites and males); (2) Educational Level Improvements; (3) Housing Improvements (increased home ownership for all populations examined; an increase in the number of houses with hot and cold running water; a decrease in the number of persons per room; and an increase in household conveniences); (4) Health Improvements (decrease in infant mortality; increased facilities for the aged/infirm; but little or no improvement in the number of doctors, dentists, and hospital beds); (5) Welfare Improvements (an increase greater than the cost of living). (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Agricultural Experiment Station, State College.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi