ERIC Number: ED124369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
1975 Annual Report of the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Kendrick, Elise F., Ed,; And Others
The Appalachian Regional Commission, created via the Regional Development Act of 1965, documents a decade of contributions to Appalachian socioeconomic development in this 1975 annual report. Topics covered in this report include: the ten years of foundation building; the Region before 1965; the Region and the Appalachian Regional Commission; population, employment, and income; finances; transportation; energy, environment, and natural resources; health and child development; education; community development and housing; supplemental grants; research and planning. Cited as some of the Region's more noteworthy accomplishments during the past decade are: (1) a shift from out-migration to in-migration with an average annual in-migration of close to 60,000 people during the past 5 years; (2) a 41% decline in poverty level incomes between 1960 and 1970; (3) a gain of more than one million jobs between 1965 and 1973; (4) a rise in per capita income (from 78% of the national average in 1965 to 81% in 1973); (5) a 10% increase in the number of adults who had finished high school (1960-70); (6) an increase in the average number of physicians per 100,000 residents (92 physicians per 100,000 in 1963 and 100 physicians per 100,000 in 1971). The appendices describe projects for 1976 and name the local development districts. (JC)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Child Development, Community Development, Developmental Programs, Economic Development, Education, Employment Patterns, Energy, Health, Housing, Income, Migration, Natural Resources, Planning, Population Trends, Public Facilities, Rural Areas, Tables (Data), Transportation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC.