ERIC Number: ED125840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
The Young, The Old, The Mature. North Carolina State University Department of Sociology and Anthropology Progress Report Soc. 63, 1976.
Mayo, Selz C.; Clifford, William B.
Utilizing 1970 U.S. census data, North Carolina's (N.C.) age and sex distributions were examined to determine: rural-urban differences; national differences; influential factors; and social significance (health, education, employment, youth, and the aged). Major findings were: (1) the rural-farm fertility level had dropped below that of urban areas, and N.C.'s fertility level had dropped below that of the nation; (2) most rural-urban migrants were young adults; (3) the urban death rate was lower than that in rural areas; (4) the balanced sex ratio in rural areas was due to the predominance of male out-migration; (5) N.C. ranked 39th in the U.S. in an age-adjusted death rate, indicating an increasing need for health services; (6) 26% of N.C.'s total population was of school age as compared to 25.8% nationally, and 27.2% of these youngsters were rural farm; (7) 49.6% of N.C.'s young aged 15-24 were living in urban centers with 44% living in rural nonfarm areas and 6.4% on farms (a distribution comparable to that of the total U.S.); (8) a significantly larger proportion of N.C.'s urban young adults was enrolled in school; (9) compared to the national average, N.C.'s employment rate was slightly higher, but the rural employment rate was lower than the urban; (10) between 1960-70, N.C.'s aged farm population decreased by 29.8% but increased in urban areas by 52.7%. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina