During recent years the following significant changes have occurred in the composition and distribution or population in Beadle 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 of foreign born has decreased; the birth rate has bean sharply curtailed; and tenancy has increased. Some or these changes have come about as adjustments to changing social and economic conditions. Because a lag always exists between a changing population pattern and lone 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 or this pamphlet are based upon material obtained from Farm Security Administration grant files. For permission to use these tiles, the authors are deeply indebted to Mr. Emil Loriks, State Director or the Farm Security Administration.
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Kumlien, W. F.; Sauer, Howard M.; and Scandrette, C., "The Problem of Population Adjustments in Beadle County" (1941). Agricultural Experiment Station Rural Sociology Pamphlets (1940-1977). 39.