Department of Rural Sociology
A sample of 120 low-income families receiving USDA food commodities in three eastern South Dakota counties was studied to: 1) provide a socio-demographic overview of the characteristics possessed by these families; 2) test the applicability of the Culture of Poverty approach for classifying rural, low-income families; 3) attempt to construct a typology based on the extent of homogeneity of heterogeneity exhibited among low-income rural families; and 4) present the implications of the study for policy making and program planning.
rural poverty, rural economics, South Dakota poverty
South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Satterlee, J. L. and Riley, M. P., "Rural Poverty in Three Eastern South Dakota Counties" (1972). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 607.