ERIC Number: ED141465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of Research Needs of Women in the Rural United States: Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography.
Joyce, Lynda M.; Leadley, Samuel M.
Recently, there has been much discussion and media attention focusing on women in rural areas, especially on women in farming. It is timely to delve into the research which has been done in this area in the past, what research is presently being undertaken and what research concerns are emerging for the future. The chronological review presented in this document examines research literature concerning women in rural areas. This research begins in the 1930s and continues to the present. The review traces the development of the research, looks at how research is affected by events, and evaluates how research has affected women and women's needs and issues. The review also serves as a resource for those who wish to compare the differences between women and their concerns due to their location in rural rather than urban areas. In some cases, the research also deals with class and race. Following the review is a discussion of research methods and theories, a list of research questions and needs for the future and a concluding commentary on the present status of women in rural areas. The commentary is based on popular literature, attitude surveys and current events. All research studies included in this review are abstracted in Appendix A, entitled 'Annotated Bibliography of Women in Rural America.' Popular literature, monographs, agricultural bulletins on the subject of U.S. rural-based women are also included in this bibliography. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Pennsylvania Agricultural Experiment Station.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Part of Project 2097