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US Department of Agriculture, 2017
Education is closely linked with economic outcomes. This report highlights key trends in educational attainment among rural Americans and the relationship between educational attainment and economic prosperity for rural people and places. Rural Americans are increasingly educated, but gains in educational attainment vary across demographic groups.…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Educational Attainment, Educational Trends, Economic Impact
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Tao, Yuexian; Haycock-Stuart, Elaine; Rodgers, Sheila E. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore factors that effect nursing students' decisions of whether to take rural jobs in China. Methods: An exploratory interview study was conducted in China during May and June 2011. Eleven final year nursing students were purposively recruited from four nursing schools in one eastern area in China. The…
Descriptors: Nurses, Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Foreign Countries
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Tieken, Mara Casey – Peabody Journal of Education, 2016
The college-going rates of rural students lag behind those of more urban students, a gap likely due, in part, to rural students' lower educational aspirations. These lower aspirations appear to be tied to the dilemma that higher education presents for many rural students: whether to remain in their rural home, working in traditional trades and…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Academic Aspiration
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McConnell, T. Eric – Journal of Extension, 2016
Forest-based production on U.S. farms totaled $653.2 million in 2012, admittedly a small portion of total farm wealth. However, despite the effects of the recent economic downturn, on-farm forest product revenues still approached the gate value of North Carolina timber in 2012, which was $730.6 million. Providing the research-based information,…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Education, Extension Education, Forestry Occupations
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Koleros, Andrew; Jupp, Dee; Kirwan, Sean; Pradhan, Meeta S.; Pradhan, Pushkar K.; Seddon, David; Tumbahangfe, Ansu – American Journal of Evaluation, 2016
This article presents discussion and recommendations on approaches to retrospectively evaluating development interventions in the long term through a systems lens. It is based on experiences from the implementation of an 18-month study to investigate the impact of development interventions on economic and social change over a 40-year period in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Systems Development, International Programs
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Dibden, Jacqui; Gibbs, David; Cocklin, Chris – Journal of Rural Studies, 2013
The spectre of a food security crisis has raised important questions about future directions for agriculture and given fresh impetus to a long-standing debate about the potential contribution of agricultural biotechnology to food security. This paper considers the discursive foundations for promotion of agricultural biotechnology, arguing that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Comparative Analysis
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Kirwan, James; Maye, Damian – Journal of Rural Studies, 2013
This paper provides a critical interpretation of food security politics in the UK. It applies the notion of food security collective action frames to assess how specific action frames are maintained and contested. The interdependency between scale and framing in food security discourse is also scrutinised. It does this through an examination of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Risk Management, Politics
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Marsden, Terry – Journal of Rural Studies, 2013
The paper critically assesses the more turbulent period in agri-food since 2007- by applying a transitions perspective to a range of empirical data collected from key private and public stakeholders in the UK during that period. It argues that increased volatility and a series of interdependent landscape pressures on the dominant agri-food regime…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Development, Rural Economics, Agribusiness
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O'Faircheallaigh, Ciaran – Journal of Rural Studies, 2013
Indigenous peoples and other rural or remote populations often bear the social and environmental cost of extractive industries while obtaining little of the wealth they generate. Recent developments including national and international recognition of Indigenous rights, and the growth of "corporate social responsibility" initiatives among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Industry, Corporations
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Hackett, Ryan – Journal of Rural Studies, 2013
Discussions of forest certification have tended to characterize certification systems as a prime example of the hollowing out of the state and a shift from government to governance. The continued contention that certification is a product of a retreating state has implications for how we understand democratic participation and fails to pay…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Certification, Government Role, Governance
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Farstad, Maja; Rye, Johan Fredrik – Journal of Rural Studies, 2013
Dominating strands within the research literature on second homes explain social conflicts between rural hosting and visiting second home populations by describing their differing perspectives on rural development. Such presentations suggest that locals are likely to welcome new developments in order to enhance the economic viability of their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Misconceptions, Local Issues
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Lerner, Amy M.; Eakin, Hallie; Sweeney, Stuart – Journal of Rural Studies, 2013
The rates of urban growth globally continue to rise, especially in small and intermediary cities and peri-urban areas of the developing world. Communities in these settings share characteristics with rural areas, in terms of continued connections with agriculture, yet with an increasing reliance of non-agricultural employment which poses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Areas, Rural Areas, Metropolitan Areas
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Cheshire, Lynda; Meurk, Carla; Woods, Michael – Journal of Rural Studies, 2013
Farmers have traditionally been perceived as having a deep attachment to land and place that contrasts with the mobility of modern society. In this paper, we use this work as a starting point for analysing new forms of attachments among a cohort of Australian farmers who are highly mobile in their business activities. In response, we devise a new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations, Farm Management, Occupational Mobility
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Fast, Stewart – Journal of Rural Studies, 2013
This study pursues a Habermasian analysis of citizen discussions and of the local public sphere to shed light on renewable energy futures in rural east-central Canada. Using data from group discussions, it pursues an investigation of utterances, validity claims and of discourses. The analysis is supplemented by participant observation of publicly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participant Observation, Prediction, Behavior Theories
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Michelini, Juan Jose – Journal of Rural Studies, 2013
The importance of social capital as a resource for rural development, especially in the context of projects involving joint participation of state and civil society, is widely recognized today. This paper analyzes the obstacles confronted by local players--small farmers and government organizations--in the development of an irrigation area through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Capital, Rural Development, Economic Development
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