ERIC Number: ED111591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Economic Impact of Industrialization on a Rural Town Economy; Wynne, Arkansas.
Brady, Guy, Jr.
The study investigated the economic impact of industrialization on the public and private sector of the community of Wynne, Arkansas. In the private sector, income, job opportunities and employment shifts, migration, commuting, and employee characteristics (age, sex, and education) were studied. In the public sector, the city government's individual departments and the public school system were examined. Changes in total income, per capita income, and expenditures were considered. Public municipal utilities and services were also studied to determine changes in the quality of services received by residents. The time period from 1960 to 1970 was chosen because of difficulty in obtaining data prior to 1960. When possible, 1971 and 1972 figures were used instead of 1970 or to complement the 1970 figures. Primary data were obtained through personal interviews with city officials, local community leaders, and plant managers; from city, county, and state records; and through personal questionnaires distributed to employees of the local factories either by mail or through the plant's payroll system. Secondary data were obtained from state agencies and the University of Arkansas Library. Some findings were: the factories did contribute to reducing the area's unemployment; the total and per capita municipal real revenue received by Wynne increased substantially from 1960 to 1970; and the school system's revenue increased greatly during the study period. (NQ)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, City Government, Community Development, Economic Factors, Employment Opportunities, Industrialization, Labor Force, Migration, Rural Areas, Rural Development, School Districts, Socioeconomic Influences, Utilities
Inter-Library Loan, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas