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Understanding Rural America

Economic Research Service, 1995. The report follows research conducted by the Rural Economy Division of the Economic Research Service on changes in rural America. Employment, population, and rural well-being are highlighted along with discussion of major county types: farming, manufacturing, … Continue reading

Beyond the Amber Waves of Grain: An Examination of Social and Economic Restructuring in the Heartland

Paul F. Lasley, et al, eds., 1995. The book is based on surveys taken of 7000 farm men and women in 12 midwestern states hit hardest by the economic crisis of the 1980s. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. Beyond the Amber … Continue reading

Miles from Nowhere: In Search of the American Frontier

Dayton Duncan, 1994. Fifteen western states, generally considered as comprising the ‘frontier’, are examined in this analysis. Historical coverage is followed by discussions with the current residents of the low population density West. New York: Viking Penguin. Miles from Nowhere: … Continue reading

Health Care in Frontier America: A Time for Change

National Rural Health Association, 1994. This report concludes that health care is not adequate in America’s frontier communities. Recommendations made in the document include the establishment of a national definition for frontier service areas, the development of financing mechanisms for … Continue reading

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