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ERIC Number: EJ784272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0036-0112
Spatial Analysis of Changes in the Number of Farms during the Farm Crisis
Brasier, Kathryn J.
Rural Sociology, v70 n4 p540-560 Dec 2005
This analysis reexamines factors affecting farm change during the Farm Crisis using spatial analysis techniques to identify important spatial factors and correct for spatial autocorrelation. Results indicate the importance of indicators of farm structure, percent of prime farmland, and state-level processes in predicting changes in the number of farms. The findings also suggest a spatially-dependent process: counties near each other in space experienced similar types and rates of change in the number of farms. Reasons for the effects of geographic proximity are explored. (Contains 1 figure, 4 tables and 16 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A