ERIC Number: ED362376
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Publication Date: 1991
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Rural Policies for the 1990s. Rural Studies Series.
Flora, Cornelia B., Ed.; Christenson, James A., Ed.
Written by some of the foremost experts on rural America, this book focuses on policy-relevant research on the problems of rural areas. In each chapter, rural policy needs are identified by examining the flow of events and rural sociology of the 1980s. Chapters are: (1) "Critical Times for Rural America: The Challenge for Rural Policy in the 1990s" (Cornelia B. Flora and James A. Christenson); (2) "Rural America and the Industrial Policy Debate" (William W. Falk and Thomas A. Lyson); (3) "Financing Rural Businesses" (Mark Drabenstott and Charles Morris); (4) "Rural Banking" (Gary P. Green); (5) "Small Businesses" (Jan L. Flora and Thomas G. Johnson); (6) "Issues Facing Agricultural Policy" (Louis E. Swanson and Jerry R. Skees); (7) "Agricultural Labor" (William H. Friedland); (8)"The Rural Poor: The Past as Prologue" (Kenneth L. Deavers and Robert A. Hoppe); (9) "Work and Poverty in Rural America" (Ann R. Tickamyer and Cynthia M. Duncan); (10) "Meeting Rural Family Needs" (Janet L. Bokemeier and Lorraine E. Garkovich); (11) "The Aged in Rural America" (Marvin A. Kaiser); (12) "Health Care in Rural America" (Doris P. Slesinger); (13) "Rural Education" (Daryl Hobbs); (14) "American Indian Development Policies" (C. Matthew Snipp and Gene F. Summers); (15) "The Doubly Jeopardized: Nonmetropolitan Blacks and Mexicans" (Leif Jensen); (16) "Capacity Building and Rural Government Adaptation to Population Change" (David L. Brown and Nina L. Glasgow); (17) "Rural Transportation" (Ronald C. Wimberley); (18) "Family Planning and Fertility in International Context" (Gretchen T. Cornwell and C. Shannon Stokes); (19) "Water Quality and Agriculture" (Stephen B. Lovejoy and Jerald J. Fletcher); (20) "Soil Conservation" (Ted L. Napier); (21) "Farmland Tenure Policy" (Patrick H. Mooney and Jess Gilbert); (22) "Forest Resource Policy" (Louise Fortmann and Sally K. Fairfax); (23) "The Waste Management Problem" (Steve H. Murdock and others); (24) "Telematics and Rural Development" (Don A. Dillman); (25) "Rethinking Biotechnology Policy" (Frederick H. Buttel); (26) "International Development" (Conner Bailey); and (27) "A Rural Policy Agenda for the 1990s" (James A. Christenson and Cornelia B. Flora). An index and author profiles are included. (SV)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Capital, Needs Assessment, Poverty, Public Policy, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Rural Education, Rural Population, Rural Sociology, Small Businesses
Westview Press, 5500 Central Ave., Boulder, CO 80301-2847 (hardcover: ISBN-0-8133-7815-X, $58; paperback: ISBN-0-8133-7816-8, $24.95).
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