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North Carolina today: contrasting conditions and common concerns

Calhoun, Craig (1988) North Carolina today: contrasting conditions and common concerns. Rural Education and Development, Inc..

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Abstract

This report provides a statistical profile for thinking about education and development decisions in North Carolina. It profiles the state primarily in terms of population patterns, economy, labor force, education, and environment; secondarily in terms of health and social services, infrastructure and aspects of government performance. State and federal statistics and research projects by schools and businesses provide the informational base. The state's present condition is linked to recent historical trends and is compared to the rest of the United States as a whole and to Southern states as a region. Numerous maps and graphs illustrate various population characteristics, rates of population growth and distribution, trends in income and employment levels, concentration of land ownership, land values, sizes of businesses, education levels and expenditures, pollution levels, access to health care, infant mortality rates, and evidence of racial inequities. Issues shaping North Carolina's future are discussed, based on trend projections and considerations of current resources. Policies for social services, welfare benefits, and low- and moderate-income housing are critically examined. Education, the economy, and the environment are seen as interrelated, but unbalanced in terms of resource allocation. The presented data and other studies reveal a North Carolina that is rife with problems and rich with possibilities. Despite interests that vary according to region, class, race, occupation, and so forth, there must be an attempt to identify collective goals, to assess how effectively they are being pursued, and to encourage collective consideration of issues and the creation of strategies that work.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Additional Information: © 1988 Rural Education and Development, Inc.
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations > H75 - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare
Sets: Research centres and groups > Director's Management Team
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2012 15:07
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/42163/

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