ERIC Number: ED408141
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Publication Date: 1996
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Rural Development Research: A Foundation for Policy. Contributions in Economics and Economic History, Number 170.
Rowley, Thomas D., Ed.; And Others
This book addresses the need for research information that can be used as a foundation for rural development policy. Part I deals with the four components of rural development: education (human capital), entrepreneurship, physical infrastructure, and social infrastructure. Part II examines analytic methods of measuring rural development efforts, including an econometric model to measure the effects of investment in rural education, a computable general equilibrium model applied to entrepreneurship promotion, input-output analysis of a hypothetical highway investment, and case studies to assess efforts at increasing social infrastructure. Chapters are: (1) "Education and Rural Development" (Kevin T. McNamara, Brady J. Deaton); (2) "Education Production and Rural Economic Opportunity" (Kevin T. McNamara, Brady J. Deaton); (3) "Entrepreneurship: A Strategy for Rural Development" (Frank Hoy); (4) "The Impact of Entrepreneurship upon Rural Development" (Max S. Wortman, Jr.); (5) "Developing Rural Economies through Public Infrastructure" (William F. Fox); (6) "The Economic Impacts of Infrastructure Development" (Thomas G. Johnson); (7) "Social Infrastructure and Economic Development" (Louis E. Swanson); (8) "Methods in Rural Development: Policy Analysis" (Thomas G. Johnson); (9) "Policy Analysis with Econometric Models" (Glenn L. Nelson); (10) "Toward Computable General Equilibrium Methods in Rural Economic Development" (David S. Kraybill); (11) "Input-Output Analysis for Rural Development Policy: An Overview and an Example of the Impacts of New Highways in Rural South Carolina" (Mark Henry); and (12) "Social Infrastructure: The Case Study" (Sonya Salamon). Contains references in an extensive bibliography and an index. (SV)
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Community Development, Community Resources, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Human Capital, Policy Analysis, Public Policy, Research Methodology, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Rural Economics, Rural Education, School Community Relationship, Social Capital, Social Science Research
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