ERIC Number: ED124345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Rural Development: [Second] Annual Report to the Congress on Government Services to Rural America.
Rural Development Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
As the second annual report (1971) on the availability of government and government assisted services to rural areas, this report presents narrative and tabular data emphasizing: (1) income and population trends in relation to objectives for balanced growth; (2) relationship of geographical distribution of Federal outlays to the patterns of population and income change; (3) an evaluation of the allocation of Federal outlays between rural and urban areas with particular reference to education, manpower, health, and welfare services; (4) recent changes in the allocation of Federal outlays between rural and urban areas. Significant highlights include the following: personal income is more concentrated geographically than population, but rural counties have experienced a faster growth of per capita income from 1959 to 1967; rural areas receive a share of Federal outlays approximately in proportion to the rural-urban population ratio, shifting slightly in favor of rural areas in 1971; except for Appalachia and rural New England, the housing and community development programs are not geographically disadvantageous to rural people; smaller urban centers appear to be the major beneficiaries of manpower programs; health and education outlays are more urban than rural in orientation; states with lower welfare payments have a higher proportion of rural people. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rural Development Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see ED 107 436, ED 107 437, ED 106 024