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The Determinants Of Rural Population Growth And Decline, 1950-1990: The Roles Of Government Policy, Human Capital, And Farm And Nonfarm Income , Tzu-Ling Huang Jan 1996

The Determinants Of Rural Population Growth And Decline, 1950-1990: The Roles Of Government Policy, Human Capital, And Farm And Nonfarm Income , Tzu-Ling Huang

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In the past few decades, changes in economic conditions for off-farm labor markets and improvements in agriculture technology have led to substantial reductions in farm population in the United States. However, rural populations are not decreasing uniformly, either across counties or over decades. Rates of change in farm and nonfarm populations vary widely across rural counties. The variation of population growth across counties and between farm and nonfarm population raise two questions in this study: (1) What affects the population growth and decline in US rural counties? (2) Do those factors affect farm and nonfarm populations differently?;This study is ...


Health Uncertainty And Food Consumption In Low-Income Households In Lima, Peru , Chris Daniel Gingrich Jan 1995

Health Uncertainty And Food Consumption In Low-Income Households In Lima, Peru , Chris Daniel Gingrich

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This study investigates the relationships between health uncertainty and food consumption among low-income households in developing countries. The particular sample households are from Lima, Peru's bottom expenditure quartile. Several food and nonfood inputs are important factors affecting health status and health variance. In addition, there is strong evidence that expected health status and health risk affect the consumption of several food commodities;The model also provides a means of analyzing the effects of policy alternatives on food consumption, expected health status, and health risk. The results show that education programs and price subsidies for tubers and dairy products are ...


Socio-Economic And Environmental Factors That Influence Growth Patterns In Haitian Children, Martha Murray Stewart Jan 1990

Socio-Economic And Environmental Factors That Influence Growth Patterns In Haitian Children, Martha Murray Stewart

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An Economic Analysis Of Time Allocation And Capitol-Labor Ratios In Household Production Of Farm Families In Iowa, Mark Dale Lange Jan 1979

An Economic Analysis Of Time Allocation And Capitol-Labor Ratios In Household Production Of Farm Families In Iowa, Mark Dale Lange

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Characteristics And Experiences Of Operators Retiring From Iowa Farms, 1959-1961, L.A. (Lee A.) Christensen Jan 1966

Characteristics And Experiences Of Operators Retiring From Iowa Farms, 1959-1961, L.A. (Lee A.) Christensen

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