MARK BALDASSARE is an assistant professor of sociology at Columbia University. He is the author of Residential Crowding in Urban America and The Growth Dilemma, which are both published by the University of California Press. Current research interests include the social impacts of population growth, the effects of residential crowding, and inner-city revitalization.
CALVIN L. BEALE is a demographer with the Economics and Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. His research has focused on rural, regional, and ethnic population trends and composition. He is author or coauthor of "The Revival of Population Growth in Nonmetropolitan America," "The Black American in Agriculture," and Economic Areas of the United States.
VERNON M. BRIGGS, JR. is professor of labor economics and human resource studies in the New York State School of Labor and Industrial Relations at Cornell University. He is author of Chicanos and Rural Poverty and coauthor of Employment, Income, and Welfare in the Rural South. He has also written a number of articles and chapters on rural labor market problems and human resource policies.
DAVID L. BROWN is principal sociologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Science and Education Administration-- Cooperative Research. His research interests include urbanization and population redistribution, service delivery in low-density areas, and sociodemographic correlates of land use change. Dr. Brown recently completed two tours of duty in the White House--as senior demographer with the National Agricultural Lands Study and as sociologist with the Domes-