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Image 7 of Kentucky farm and home science, vol. 7 No. 4 fall 1961

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Housing conditions of the youngest men were better the oldest men said they went without things because than those of the oldest men. they did not have enough money (52 and 38 percent). l` Among rural men, a comparison between the young- Several hypotheses may be suggested to account for l ii est and oldest showed (1) no decrease with age in the greater dissatisfaction among the youngest men. N ,_ the percentage living in private homes, (2) a decrease The youngest men were more actively engaged in pro- l of 10 percentage points in home ownership, a de- ductive work. They probably had greater economic - · crease of 9 percentage points in the proportions of responsibilities, higher expectations for economic A , homes rated in good condition, and (4) a decrease of achievements, and more unmet wants and needs. They , l 7 percentage points in the proportions of homes with consequently felt more deprived economically. In con- A 'le good upkeep. trast, the oldest men were less involved in paid work. ess Among nibnn inon, n oonipoiison of tllo housing They probably. had fewer economic responsibilities, J e conditions of the youngest and oldest men shgwgd 1OW€I` cXpeCtat101iS fOr economic achievements, and r (1) n decroaso Witli ago of 9 poioontngo points in the fewer unmet wants and needs. They consequently felt __} proportions living in niivnto noinos, (2) n decrease of less deprived economically than did the youngest men. E \ Percentage points in horrle ovvrlorships a do- advances 111 3.g€, the 11]€I1 appetlllfed to h21V€ lTlH(1€ L crease of 7 percentage Points in the proportions of 2`|.djllStll1€l1tS to th€1I` €CO1]OTI'I1C conditions. , r 1,, homes in good condition, and (4) a decrease of 24 per- ielleiigle points in the proportions of homes with good Seek Ways to Cut Tobacco Labor _ The oldest men owned markedly less property than (Commun] from Pugf 5) l. the youngest men, and the percentage diggrgucgg, in $fl€l·¤¤ Al*¤l*¤ V¤*·<=*v K quarters`P” (2) “Do you have to go without some Work Sh0W$ P|'0ml$€ .•,\ things because you don’t have enough money?” U.K. Agricultural Experiment Station agronomists ee; One-fourth of the total sample of men said there $llY.fllf’Y llllvc fl€VCl‘lP€fl $‘llll€ €l`€€1`llllt-C lllflllfll Plllllfs were some things they disliked about their living quar- Wlllcll lllllY WOW $llCC°*$$fllllY lll KCllfllCl{Y· Sllcll Plllllf$ l’*‘ ters, and two-fifths said they went without things be- $Pl`€ll€l llY llllfl‘<‘fi-Klflllllfl “€l`f`f‘1l°‘l'$·” cause they lacked money. However, it was the young- Creeping alfalfa, which has been available in far- 4 est men (aged 60 to 64) and not thc oldest men (75 northern states hut not adapted hcre, is valuable for el`; and over) who expressed the greater dissatisfaction many reasons. One is that such a variety would toler- · _ with their economic situation. Aslightly larger pI'0pOl`- ate cattle grazing much hcttcr than standard, non- V I tion of the youngest than of the oldest men said they creeping varictics. A second is that rcsccding would lr disliked their living quarters (26 and 23 percent), but not he necessary so often. A third reason is that seed- »___ a markedly larger proportion of the youngest than of ing rates might he lower. Lec; KENTUCKY FAIKBI Asn Horn; SCIENCE—FALL 1961 7 ` ·I