During recent years the following significant changes have occurred in the composition and distribution of population in Brookings county; the total population has declined; the proportion in the younger age Groups has decreased while the proportion in the older age groups has increased; the sex ratio has 'become more nearly equal; the percentage or foreign born has decreased; the birth rate has been sharply curtailed; and tenancy has increased. Some of these changes have come about as adjustments to changing social and economic conditions. Because a lag always exists between a changing population pattern and long established social institutional patterns, it is now recognized that some of these population changes call for widespread social readjustment. This study was made possible through the cooperation of the State work Projects Administration and the South Dakota, Agricultural Experiment Station. The project is officially designated as W.P.A. Project No. 665-74-3-143. To a considerable extent the findings of this pamphlet are based upon material obtained Farm Security Administration grant files. For permission to use these files, the authors are deeply indebted to Mr. Emil Loriks, State Director of the Farm Security Administration.
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Kumlien, W. F.; Scandrette, C.; and Hatch, Raymond, "The Problem of Population Adjustments in Brookings County" (1941). Agricultural Experiment Station Rural Sociology Pamphlets (1940-1977). 30.