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ERIC Number: ED178256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug-20
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Development: An Overview. Prepared by the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, for the Subcommittee on Rural Development of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, United States Senate, Ninety-Sixth Congress, First Session.
Schussheim, Morton J., Ed.; And Others
Written in late fall and early winter of 1978-79, the 12 papers in this collection provide a status report on various aspects of rural America and on governmental policies affecting rural America. The first paper examines terms commonly used in this area of public policy, revealing both the complexity of the issues and some of the contradictions inherent in a rural development policy. The second paper presents data for selected social and economic characteristics of non-metropolitan America. Six of the remaining papers deal with various aspects of service delivery, including health services, transportation, housing, and community facilities. One paper in this subject area evaluates rural educational problems, while another surveys rural labor markets and reviews federal programs aimed at rural manpower problems. Financing rural development is discussed in two papers, one describing need and resources and the other examining recent research findings and institutional changes. Of the final two papers, one deals with environmental protection and rural development, and the other describes local implementation of national rural development programs and policies. Appended is a document that describes rural community research and data needs. It discusses inherent difficulties in defining rural constituencies and communities and examines the rural oversight problem. (DS)
Descriptors: Credit (Finance), Delivery Systems, Demography, Economic Development, Educational Problems, Facilities, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Financial Needs, Government Role, Health Services, Housing, Human Services, Labor Market, Policy Formation, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Rural Education, Social Services, Sociocultural Patterns, Socioeconomic Status, Transportation
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Information Analyses; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.