ERIC Number: ED251263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Socioeconomic Trends in Rural New York State: Toward the 21st Century.
Eberts, Paul R.
Statisical data provide a basis for policy decisions about rural development in New York and include information on demography, industrial base, socioeconomic attainment, and personal well-being over a 30-year period. Four census periods are covered (1950, 1960, 1970, and 1980) as well as six county types, two metropolitan types (upstate and downstate) and four rural types (with extensive, considerable, moderate, and limited urban influences). The most overarching finding is that "metropolitanization" of rural counties is taking place through the decentralized operations of metropolitan-based institutions in rural counties, and through rural people commuting to metropolitan counties for employment. From data on population, employment, income, mortality, marital status, etc., these trends are identified: private and public services will increasingly form New York's economic base; rural localities lag in income, affluency, education, and employment; deprivation in these forms has had negative effects on personal well-being in rural areas; and metropolitan-based institutions dominate the control, management, and planning functions of rural people and localities. To address these inequities, it is recommended that policymakers increase investments in rural localities, stress their self-sufficiency, and increase rural expertise in management, control, and planning. Appendices present detailed data and summaries; data sources are included. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell Univ.
Authoring Institution: New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, Albany.
Identifiers: Counties; New York