ERIC Number: ED127062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The North Dakota Indian Reservation Economy: A Descriptive Study. North Dakota Economic Studies Number 11.
Harris, James J.
Economic development remains one of the most important objectives of American Indian reservations. Various programs for developing the reservations' resources have been implemented. Due to the multiplicity of needs, development policy has been multi-faceted: health programs to upgrade physical well-being; educational programs to enhance scholastic achievement; manpower programs to increase skill levels and employability; and job-creation programs and industrial projects to reduce unemployment. Thus, reservation life has improved. However, in order to determine the degree of improvement, the economic position of reservations needs clarification. This study describes the present economic status of North Dakota's Indian population and relates the current situation to major development programs of the last decade and other identifiable factors. Data pertains to: social and economic characteristics--age, sex, family characteristics, labor force participation, employment status, occupational structure, income for persons and families, health and education; health, education, and welfare trends and programs; manpower and community developments--role of the Office of Economic Opportunity, employment and adult training programs, overall assessment of manpower programs; and land and capital resources. (Author/NQ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age, Agency Role, American Indian Reservations, Area Studies, Birth Rate, Capital, Community Development, Death, Diseases, Economic Development, Employment Patterns, Family Characteristics, Family Income, Health, Housing, Labor Force, Labor Force Development, Land Use, Outreach Programs, Population Trends, Resource Allocation, Socioeconomic Influences, Tables (Data), Welfare Services
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Bureau of Business and Economic Research.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota