ERIC Number: ED238635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Estimating the Effects of Community Resource Development Upon County Quality of Life.
Voth, Donald E.; And Others
The book is the final report of an effort to estimate the impact of Community Resource Development (CRD) programs of the late 1950's and 1960's on the quality of life in Arkansas counties. It details an estimation model developed by researchers using specially designed statistical procedures. The report also describes the data taken from CRD records and state and census records for 73 Arkansas counties classified as non-metropolitan in 1960, and explains six quality of life constructs used in the estimation: socioeconomic status, level of business and manufacturing activity, unemployment, youth out-migration, school attendance, and education expenditures. The report indicates that the negative and sometimes surprising findings may be the result of measurement or data validity problems but suggests four more likely explanations: that CRD activity did not have significant positive effects on economic and employment activity, that job training and economic development actitivities actually increased out-migration and unemployment, that objectives especially in the area of social services were achieved at least in part, and that two major shortcomings existed with the model. Appendices include report copies, a master coding form, a list of counties studied, and a description of CRD projects recorded in each category. (SB)
Descriptors: Attendance, Community Development, Economic Development, Educational Finance, Industry, Job Training, Migration, Migration Patterns, Models, Program Evaluation, Quality of Life, Records (Forms), Research Methodology, Rural Development, School District Spending, Social Services, Socioeconomic Status, Unemployment, Youth
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mississippi State Univ., State College. Cooperative Extension Service.; Southern Rural Development Center, Mississippi State, MS.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville.
Identifiers: Arkansas; Community Resource Development; Counties; Impact Studies
Note: Supersedes ED 234 953.