ERIC Number: ED106012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Research Needs in Rural Development. Report of the Southern Regional Rural Development Task Force.
Tyner, Fred, Comp.; And Others
Initiated in 1974 to ascertain research needs in the Southern region, the Rural Development Task Force investigated the nature of rural development problems and needed and clientele oriented research. Current research was reviewed, priority areas were identified, and allocation of Scientific Man Years were recommended. Major problems identified were in the areas of jobs, education, health, social institutions, and community facilities. It was concluded that research should be directed toward providing mobility aids for those who wish to move to urban areas and providing opportunities to facilitate those who wish to remain in rural areas and that the nature, location, and extent of rural inequities should be identified, evaluated, and alleviated in reference to an identified clientele. Current research in Southern regions was classified in terms of major objective, problem area, and discipline. Major objectives identified were community services, human resources, and income and employment. The greatest percentage of research was identified as that done by experiment stations in the area of agricultural economics. Identified research priorities were in the areas of community services and facilities, economic development, environmental development, and general. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Rural Development Center, State College, MS.