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ERIC Number: ED124765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Choctaw Manpower and Demographic Survey, 1974.
Spencer, Barbara G.; And Others
A survey conducted in the summer of 1974 provided demographic, household, and manpower data regarding all Choctaws living in or near the seven Choctaw communities which comprise the reservation service area in east-central Mississippi. Results of the survey showed that of 2,118 persons in the labor force, 65% were employed, 8% were enrolled in work experience programs, and 27% were unemployed but available for work. Although significant gains had been made in recent years in the education, work skill, and occupational attainment of Choctaws as a result of developmental programs implemented by the tribal government under Federal funding, overall education and skill levels remained low. Almost half of the unemployed, primarily females, had no previous work experience or training. The majority of workers were dependent on jobs with little security, and higher levels of work skills and education were needed for job advancement. Following an introduction, contents of the report are organized as follows: the Choctaw population, the Choctaw family, and the Choctaw labor force. Survey data for 1974 are frequently compared with data obtained in the 1968 survey. A labor force summary and bibliography are included. The appendix contains the results of a survey of 31 households in a Choctaw community in western Tennessee. (Author/RG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Philadelphia.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi