Investing in People: The Human Capital Needs of Rural America

By Lionel J. Beaulieu; David Mulkey | Go to book overview

Investing in People
The Human Capital Needs
of Rural America

EDITED BY
Lionel J. Beaulieu
and David Mulkey

Westview Press
BOULDER SAN FRANCISCO OXFORD

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Contributors xiii
  • Part One from Concept to Reality 1
  • 1: Human Capital in Rural America: A Review of Theoretical Perspectives 3
  • Notes 18
  • References 19
  • 2: Current Status of Human Capital in the Rural U.S. 23
  • Notes 41
  • References 42
  • Part Two Forces Shaping the Future of Rural America 47
  • 3: Economic Forces Shaping the Future of Rural America 49
  • References 61
  • 4: Social Forces Shaping the Future of Rural Areas 65
  • Conclusion 80
  • References 81
  • 5: Paradigm Gridlock and the Two Faces of Technology 85
  • Notes 105
  • References 105
  • 6: Human Capital and Nonmetropolitan Poverty 109
  • 6: Human Capital and Nonmetropolitan Poverty 111
  • Notes 135
  • References 136
  • 7: The Educational Attainments of American Indians 139
  • Concluding Remarks 160
  • Notes 164
  • 8: Down and Out in Rural America: The Status of Blacks and Hispanics in the 1980s 167
  • Notes 181
  • References 181
  • 9: Gender Differences in Human Capital in Rural America 183
  • Notes 206
  • References 207
  • Appendix A. Industry Composition of Major Industrial Sectors. 211
  • 10: Adapting to Economic Change: The Case of Displaced Workers 213
  • Conclusion 230
  • Notes 231
  • References 233
  • 11: Migration and the Loss of Human Resources in Rural America 235
  • Conclusion 253
  • Notes 254
  • References 255
  • Part Four Strategies for Strengthening the Human Capital Resources of Rural America 257
  • 12: Capacity Building: Reexamining the Role of the Rural School 259
  • Conclusion 280
  • References 282
  • 13: The Influence of Health and Health Care on Rural Economic Development 285
  • Notes 307
  • References 308
  • 14: Family and Household Effects on the Educational Attainment of Young Adults 313
  • Conclusions 327
  • Notes 328
  • 15: The Labor Market and Human Capital Investment 333
  • Notes 346
  • References 346
  • Appendix Rural-Urban Continuum Code 348
  • 16: Community Agency and Disaffection: Enhancing Collective Resources 351
  • 16: Community Agency and Disaffection 351
  • Introduction 351
  • Notes 369
  • References 369
  • 17: Human Capital as a Rural Development Strategy 373
  • References 380
  • Index 381
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