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ERIC Number: ED101872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Deficit Creating Influences for Role Performance and Status Acquisition in Sparsely Populated Regions of the United States.
Kraenzel, Carl F.; And Others
When social cost of space is created in sparse regions, it becomes a further limiting force on population and economic growth. Social cost of space represents a deficit condition in which effective role performance and status acquisition are difficult to invent, achieve, and maintain, especially when faced with great change. A particularly destructive influence on effective role performance and status acquisition in the semi-arid and arid regions has come from external forces which have been exploitive and not constructive for the sparse regions' welfare. This paper identifies and conceptualizes ways in which role performance and status acquisition are: (1) limited by the social cost of space, and (2) interfered with by influences coming both from within and from outside the semi-arid and arid regions. The internal and external aspects of role and status deficits and exploratory hypotheses regarding role and status dynamics in sparsely populated regions are emphasized. Three situtations involving external forces are described: (1) the town-country animosity created by the National Tax Equality Association; (2) the hostility against labor created by the National Right-to-Work Committee's campaigns; and (3) the discord and impoverishment perpetrated by the American Medical Association's conservative segment. (NQ)
Not available separately, see RC 008 292
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: For related document, see RC 008 292