ERIC Number: ED378029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Investing in People: The Human Capital Needs of Rural America. Rural Studies Series.
Beaulieu, Lionel J., Ed.; Mulkey, David, Ed.
This book provides an overview of existing human resource conditions in rural America; examines key economic, social, and technological forces shaping the future viability of rural areas; describes human capital issues for rural women and minority groups; and outlines strategies to strengthen rural human capital resources. Chapters are: (1) "Human Capital in Rural America: A Review of Theoretical Perspectives" (Lionel J. Beaulieu, David Mulkey); (2) "Current Status of Human Capital in the Rural U.S." (Molly Sizer Killian, Lionel J. Beaulieu); (3) "Economic Forces Shaping the Future of Rural America" (Glen C. Pulver); (4) "Social Forces Shaping the Future of Rural Areas" (Kenneth P. Wilkinson); (5) "Paradigm Gridlock and the Two Faces of Technology" (Drew Hyman, Larry Gamm, John Shingler); (6) "Human Capital and Nonmetropolitan Poverty" (Leif Jensen, Diane K. McLaughlin); (7) "The Educational Attainments of American Indians" (C. Matthew Snipp); (8) "Down and Out in Rural America: The Status of Blacks and Hispanics in the 1980s" (Thomas A. Lyson); (9) "Gender Differences in Human Capital in Rural America" (Jill L. Findeis); (10) "Adapting to Economic Change: The Case of Displaced Workers" (Paul Swaim); (11) "Migration and the Loss of Human Resources in Rural America" (Daniel T. Lichter, Diane K. McLaughlin, Gretchen T. Cornwell); (12) "Capacity Building: Reexamining the Role of the Rural School" (Daryl Hobbs); (13) "The Influence of Health and Health Care on Rural Economic Development" (W. Bruce Vogel, Raymond T. Coward); (14) "Family and Household Effects on the Educational Attainment of Young Adults" (DeeAnn Wenk, Constance L. Hardesty); (15) "The Labor Market and Human Capital Investment" (Judith I. Stallmann, Ari Mwachofi, Jan L. Flora, Thomas G. Johnson); (16) "Community Agency and Disaffection: Enhancing Collective Resources" (A. E. Luloff, L. E. Swanson); and (17) "Human Capital As a Rural Development Strategy: Promise or False Hope?" (David Mulkey, Lionel J. Beaulieu). This book contains an index and many references. (SV)
Descriptors: Community Development, Economic Change, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, Higher Education, Human Capital, Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Minority Groups, Role of Education, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Rural Economics, Rural Education, Rural to Urban Migration
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IES Cited: ED547260