ERIC Number: EJ473362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Company Town: Beyond the Legacy.
Bedics, Bonnie C.; Doelker, Richard E., Jr.
Human Services in the Rural Environment, v16 n1 p20-24 Sum 1992
Research indicates that living in company towns created a population lacking in initiative and self-determination. In one community that was a company town until the mid-1950s, key-informant interviews indicated high levels of dropping out, illiteracy, teen pregnancy, poverty, and dependency. However, a survey of high school students revealed no indications of dependency or helplessness. (LP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Hopelessness Scale