ERIC Number: ED049842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Benefits and Burdens of Rural Development. Some Public Policy Viewpoints.
Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Center for Agricultural and Rural Development.
A book of collected papers (by 23 educators, government officials, and industrial leaders who attended a recent national symposium at Iowa State University) presents information on general economic and social characteristics of rural communities, effects of technological growth on rural communities, economic and social policies for improvement of rural living, and public policies to relate welfare of rural people to national goals. Sixteen chapters discuss such topics as opportunities of the farm population, economic impact of public policy and technology on marginal farms and the rural nonfarm population, cost of farm programs, distribution of benefits from farm programs, structure and performance of the agribusiness supply sector, economics of rural areas, adequacy of rural human resources development, the role of industrialization in promoting optimal population distribution, political power in relation to priorities and needs for solving rural welfare problems, and proposed changes for new directions in public policy as related to agricultural technology and national economic growth. (AL)
Descriptors: Community Change, Economic Change, Economic Opportunities, Human Resources, Industrialization, Industry, Labor Needs, Labor Relations, National Programs, Policy, Population Distribution, Rural Development, Rural Economics, Rural Environment, Social Characteristics, Technology
Iowa State University Press, Press Building, Ames, Iowa 50010 ($5.95)
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Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Center for Agricultural and Rural Development.