Rural Profile of Arkansas, 1993: A Look at Economic and Social Trends Affecting Rural Arkansas.Reportar como inadecuado

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This publication presents indicators of social and economic conditions in Arkansas highlighting urban and rural differences. Initial information includes a discussion of the definition of "rural" and a display of classification schemes used to describe the regions of Arkansas. The remainder of the document contains data for 1990, state rank, and rural/urban comparisons for: (1) population trends; (2) economic trends, including changes in employment, per capita income, types of jobs, earnings, personal income, transfer incomes (retirement pensions, social security, and medical payments), retail sales, transportation, and construction; (3) poverty, in terms of percentage of persons below the poverty level, income distribution, and changes in number of recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children; (4) local government, entailing types of municipalities and property taxes; (5) education, focusing on expenditures per student and educational attainment; and (6) health status, consisting of the infant mortality rate and access to health care. Appendices contain extensive data tables by county in each of these categories. Also included are many graphs and maps. (KS)

Descriptors: Economic Factors, Economic Status, Educational Attainment, Employment Patterns, Expenditure per Student, Health, Local Government, Population Trends, Poverty, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Rural Urban Differences, Social Influences

University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, P.O. Box 391, Little Rock, AR 72203 (data in appendix tables available in digital form upon request).

Autor: Arkansas Rural Development Commission, Little Rock. Office of Rural Advocacy.; Arkansas Univ., Little Rock. Cooperative Extension


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