Investing in People: The Human Capital Needs of Rural America

Investing in People: The Human Capital Needs of Rural America

Investing in People: The Human Capital Needs of Rural America

Investing in People: The Human Capital Needs of Rural America

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Contents

Acknowledgments xi

List of Contributors xiii

PART ONE From Concept to Reality

1 Human Capital in Rural America: A Review of Theoretical Perspectives Lionel J. Beaulieu and David Mulkey 3

2 Current Status of Human Capital in the Rural U.S. Molly Sizer Killian and Lionel J. Beaulieu 23

PART TWO Forces Shaping the Future of Rural America

3 Economic Forces Shaping the Future of Rural America Glen C. Pulver 49

4 Social Forces Shaping the Future of Rural Areas Kenneth P. Wilkinson 65

5 Paradigm Gridlock and the Two Faces of Technology Drew Hyman, Larry Gamm and John Shingler 85

PART THREE Aspects of Human Resources Conditions Across Rural America

6 Human Capital and Nonmetropolitan Poverty Leif Jensen and Diane K. McLaughlin 111

7 The Educational Attainments of American Indians C. Matthew Snipp 139

8 Down and Out in Rural America: The Status of Blacks and Hispanics in the 1980s Thomas A. Lyson 167

9 Gender Differences in Human Capital in Rural America Jill L. Findeis 183

10 Adapting to Economic Change: The Case of Displaced Workers Paul Swaim 213

11 Migration and the Loss of Human Resources in Rural America Daniel T. Lichter, Diane K. McLaughlin and Gretchen T. Cornwell 235

PART FOUR Strategies for Strengthening the Human Capital Resources of Rural America

12 Capacity Building: Reexamining the Role of the Rural School Daryl Hobbs 259

13 The Influence of Health and Health Care on Rural Economic Development W. Bruce Vogel and Raymond T. Coward 285

14 Family and Household Effects on the Educational Attainment of Young Adults DeeAnn Wenk and Constance L. Hardesty 313

15 The Labor Market and Human Capital Investment Judith L Stallmann, Ari Mwachofi, Jan L. Flora and Thomas G. Johnson 333

16 Community Agency and Disaffection: Enhancing Collective Resources A. E. Luloff and L. E. Swanson 351

17 Human Capital as a Rural Development Strategy: Promise or False Hope? David Mulkey and Lionel J. Beaulieu 373

Index 381

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