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dc.contributor.editorBrinkman, George
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-13T19:42:11Z
dc.date.available2021-10-13T19:42:11Z
dc.date.issued1974-03-20
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-7006-3075-2
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/32150
dc.descriptionGeorge L. Brinkman is professor emeritus in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Guelph. A leading expert on farm viability in Canada, he is the author of three books.en_US
dc.descriptionEdited by George Brinkman. Contributors include Calvin Beale, J. Carroll Bottum, George Brinkman, Emery N. Castle, Niles M. Hansen, Richard Hausler, and Luther Tweeten.
dc.descriptionThis Kansas Open Books title is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Humanities Open Book Program.
dc.description.abstractIn the last decade, rural development emerged as one of the prominent challenges facing the United States. Strong support for rural development is now found in both major political parties and at federal, state, and local levels. There is little doubt that the development of rural America will become even more important in the future.

Despite unprecedented growth, both urban and rural areas in the United States are greatly deficient in many aspects of quality living conditions. The nation’s cities are slowly strangling themselves, jamming together people and industry while spawning pollution, transportation paralysis, housing blight, lack of privacy, and a crime-infested society. Rural areas simultaneously suffer from the other extreme: lack of sufficient employment opportunities, outmigration and depopulation, and too few people to support services and institutions. The migration from rural areas contributes to the problems of both the city and countryside depopulating rural places at the expense of overcrowded cities.

This book focuses on rural development processes, problems, and solutions. Seven prominent specialists in the field, including agricultural and regional economists, demographers, and administrators, discuss the development of the open country, small towns, and smaller cities (up to fifty thousand population). They present an integrated approach to rural development problems, not a mere collection of readings. Valuable guidelines for policies to benefit both rural and urban areas are provided.

Since rural development involves interdisciplinary scholarship, this book will be of interest to a wide range of social scientists working in rural areas both here and abroad. Economists, sociologists, and political scientists, as well as community leaders and planners, legislators, government officials and interested laymen, will find this volume useful in understanding the rural development effort.
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dc.format.extentxii, 140 pp.
dc.publisherUniversity Press of Kansasen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://kansaspress.ku.edu/978-0-7006-3141-4.htmlen_US
dc.rights© 1974 by the University Press of Kansas All Rights Reserved. The text of this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License.en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0en_US
dc.titleThe Development of Rural Americaen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.rights.accessrightsopenAccessen_US


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