ERIC Number: ED396892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Pathways from Poverty.
Baldwin, Barbara, Ed.
Western Wire, Fall 1995
Articles in this theme issue are based on presentations at the Pathways from Poverty Workshop held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on May 18-25, 1995. The event aimed to foster development of a network to address rural poverty issues in the Western Rural Development Center (WRDC) region. Articles report on outcomes from the Pathways from Poverty workshop including team plans for addressing poverty in their area; the importance of social capital in building community; Native American economic development efforts that incorporate sustainability and cultural relevance; the effect of capitalism on the Palau islands; how sharing resources has enabled low-income families in American Samoa to maintain economic stability; demographic, economic, and educational factors that affect the status of Latinos in the United States, with implications for the American economy; a study of single-parent families and welfare reform; rural minorities and the relationship between employment and poverty; and the importance of rural studies in gaining understanding of rural poverty. Articles include: (1) "Pathways from Poverty" (Jane Brass); (2) "Social Capital" (Marie Cirillo); (3) "The Circle of Development and Indigenous Peoples" (Sherry Salway Black); (4) "Palauan Perspective" (Ayano Baules); (5) "Poverty: A Matter of Values" (Carol S. Whitaker); (6) "Focus on Latinos" (Refugio I. Rochin, Jose A. Rivera); (7) "Is Marriage the Solution? The Single-Parent Family and Welfare Reform" (Janet M. Fitchen); (8) "Employment Hardship and Rural Minorities" (Leif Jensen); and (9) "The Social Scientist and Rural America" (Emery N. Castle). The journal also includes updates on projects sponsored by WRDC and upcoming conferences. (LP)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Capitalism, Change Strategies, Community Development, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Higher Education, Indigenous Populations, Minority Groups, One Parent Family, Poverty, Poverty Areas, Public Policy, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Rural Education, Rural Family, Rural Sociology, Social Capital, Social Change, Social Networks, Welfare Reform
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Rural Development Center, Corvallis, OR.