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Moving Mountains : A Study Examining Long-Term Impacts Of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining On Mortality In The Appalachian Region Using Geographic Information Sciences Techniques., James Howard Kent Pugh 2017 University of Louisville

Moving Mountains : A Study Examining Long-Term Impacts Of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining On Mortality In The Appalachian Region Using Geographic Information Sciences Techniques., James Howard Kent Pugh

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Over the last hundred years, the Appalachian region has been dominated by the coal industry. It has also been and currently is one of the unhealthiest regions in the United States. Recent scholarship has examined the relationship between coal mining and health and mortality rates in the Appalachian region. The first study incorporates air quality and pollution data to examine if coal mining counties have higher levels of pollution and if this pollution contributes to mortality disadvantage. In the second study, I construct a population-based coal-exposure measure to better evaluate the relationship between coal mining and health I find that ...


Banko: Reshaping The Philippines Rural Banking System, Peter Williamson, Havovi Joshi 2017 Singapore Management University

Banko: Reshaping The Philippines Rural Banking System, Peter Williamson, Havovi Joshi

Asian Management Insights

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Bridging The Gap From Policy To Practice: Diabetes In Rural Morocco, Zoe H. Robbin 2017 SIT Graduate Institute

Bridging The Gap From Policy To Practice: Diabetes In Rural Morocco, Zoe H. Robbin

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Morocco is in the midst of an epidemiologic transition ushered in by reduced fertility rates and extended life expectancy. Unlike two decades ago, today’s leading cause of death is chronic disease. In 2006, Moroccan officials launched Vision 2020, a comprehensive plan that seeks to expand access to healthcare and reign back the prevalence of noncommunicable disease, among other goals related to development. Through qualitative interviews with the residents of Tarmilat and Oulmes, a rural community south of Khamissat, this paper represents the first assessment of Vision 2020’s performance thus far to combat the spread of type 2 diabetes ...


Land Insecurity In Gulu, Uganda: A Clash Between Culture And Capitalism, Zachary Slotkin 2017 SIT Study Abroad

Land Insecurity In Gulu, Uganda: A Clash Between Culture And Capitalism, Zachary Slotkin

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

This paper presents the causes and consequences of land insecurity in Gulu, Uganda. In order to address this important and often sensitive issue, the paper analyzes the role of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency and the government’s policy of forced encampment during the insurgency in contributing to land insecurity, causing widespread displacement among former internally displaced persons (IDPs). It further explores the importance of land ownership in providing economic productivity to rural landowners, as well as the nature of customary land tenure in Acholi culture and the government’s efforts to privatize communal land, to give a ...


Water Injustice In Jendouba Governorate, Wilder McCoy 2017 SIT Graduate Institute

Water Injustice In Jendouba Governorate, Wilder Mccoy

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Water is a precious resource even in a tropical rainforest, and in a dry country like Tunisia it is essential. Located in the south central region of the Mediterranean Sea, Tunisia, like nearly every other Mediterranean country, faces a stark challenge in providing clean drinking water to its growing population. Compared to its neighbors, Tunisia, with a few minor exceptions, does a good job in meeting this goal. In the rural northwestern governorate of Jendouba, where most of the country’s surface water comes from, there is ironically a dire need for clean drinking water in the rural areas outside ...


Relief In Rural Iowa, R. E. Wakeley, A. H. Anderson 2017 Iowa State College

Relief In Rural Iowa, R. E. Wakeley, A. H. Anderson

Bulletin

Relief is a major problem, for the people of Iowa. The extent to which it reaches into the pockets of farmers, wage earners and business men is indicated by the following nine-county summary for the 5-year period, 1932-36.

One in ten families in the counties surveyed was on relief in 1936, exclusive of W P A employment. If the total relief cost, including W P A had been allotted equally among all families in Iowa, each non-relief family would have supported a relief family for slightly more than a month during each year. Relief cost each family in the county ...


Rural Organizations And Land Utilization On Muscatine Island: A Study Of Social Adjustments, Ray E. Wakeley, J. Edwin Losey 2017 Iowa State College

Rural Organizations And Land Utilization On Muscatine Island: A Study Of Social Adjustments, Ray E. Wakeley, J. Edwin Losey

Bulletin

Muscatine Island was selected as the area for this investigation because it was relatively small, isolated and characterized by a distinctive type of farming (fig. 1). It was a problem area where farming offered only limited security, where income was low and success difficult to attain. Problems of land utilization and social organization had arisen frequently on the Island. Alternative choices in farm enterprises and in social organizations were few. In such an area the complicated relations between organizations and land use were relatively easy to isolate and describe.

The central problems of this study are problems of rural organizations ...


Some Factors Affecting Improvement In Iowa Farm Family Housing, Margaret G. Reid 2017 Iowa State College

Some Factors Affecting Improvement In Iowa Farm Family Housing, Margaret G. Reid

Bulletin

During 1934 and 1935 two housing surveys were made in rural Iowa. One included 18,789 farm dwellings and the other 8,798 dwellings in Iowa towns and villages of less than 2,500 population.1 The information thus secured has created much interest in housing, and many questions have been asked as to why dwellings are not in better condition, why more of them do not have modern improvements, what can be done to improve them. It is hoped that this analysis and the suggestions herein contained will be helpful in shaping policies and programs which have to do ...


Part-Time And Garden Farming In Iowa, Ray E. Wakeley 2017 Iowa State College

Part-Time And Garden Farming In Iowa, Ray E. Wakeley

Bulletin

Part-time farming has arrived in Iowa to stay. Present indications are that increases in the number of part-time farms during the depression will be maintained and future increases may be expected. Part-time farming is becoming a big business in Iowa and this combination of rural living, farming and industrial employment may influence appreciably the future development of the state.

The part-time farmer, strategically located between country and city, has important common interests with both groups. He is identified with neither, however, and least of all with the country. Thus problems arise which both farmer and city dweller must consider if ...


Changing Status Of The Iowa Dairy Industry, Albert Mighell 2017 Iowa State College

Changing Status Of The Iowa Dairy Industry, Albert Mighell

Bulletin

Even a most superficial study of the Iowa dairy industry indicates its economic importance to the state. Dairying utilizes a huge physical production plant, spread out on almost 200,000 Iowa farms, and extensive processing and marketing facilities including creameries, ice cream plants, milk distributing agencies, cheese factories and condenseries. Together these constitute one of the states largest industries, providing about 16 percent of the income of Iowa farmers, and an important and dependable share of the income of townspeople.

No one group alone is interested in and responsible for the success of the Iowa dairy industry. The farmer or ...


Standard Of Living On Iowa Farms, J. F. Thaden 2017 Iowa State College

Standard Of Living On Iowa Farms, J. F. Thaden

Bulletin

This study analyzes the standard of living of 451 Iowa farm families, of which 212 were farm owners and the remaining 239 farm tenants, living in Boone, Story and Sac Counties. All farms in the respective areas were included. The data analyzed are for one year, ending July 1, 1923.

Scales were devised from the actual expenditures and activities for families of varying sizes, ages and sexes so as to reduce all families to common units of comparison.


Cost Of Living On Iowa Farms, Geo. H. Von Tungeln, J. E. Thaden, E. L. Kirkpatrick 2017 Iowa State College

Cost Of Living On Iowa Farms, Geo. H. Von Tungeln, J. E. Thaden, E. L. Kirkpatrick

Bulletin

How much does it cost farm families to live? Does the farm family live more cheaply that the city family, inasmuch as a considerable proportion of the farm family’s food and fuel and all of the family’s shelter are furnished by the farm? Does the farm family enjoy as high a standard of living as the city family? What is the relative enjoyment each gets from its expenditures for the satisfaction of the higher human wants?

These questions are often discussed, but usually with little or no actual first-hand information on which to base the discussions.


A Rural Social Survey Of Orange Township, Blackhawk County, Iowa, George H. Von Tungeln 2017 Iowa State College

A Rural Social Survey Of Orange Township, Blackhawk County, Iowa, George H. Von Tungeln

Bulletin

Agriculture is still our chief business, but the study of agriculture should be something more than a study of its economic problems. It should be educational, moral, political, religious and social, as well. Good business in agriculture has a vital relationship with all other activities of men in the open country. Upon good farming wait all other institutions and community enterprises in the country, such as good homes, good schools, good churches, good roads and the many other rural community or co-operative enterprises. But it should be remembered that good farming is only a means and that good living is ...


A Cross-Sectional Exploration Of Household Financial Reactions And Homebuyer Awareness Of Registered Sex Offenders In A Rural, Suburban, And Urban County., John Charles Navarro 2017 University of Louisville

A Cross-Sectional Exploration Of Household Financial Reactions And Homebuyer Awareness Of Registered Sex Offenders In A Rural, Suburban, And Urban County., John Charles Navarro

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

As stigmatized persons, registered sex offenders betoken instability in communities. Depressed home sale values are associated with the presence of registered sex offenders even though the public is largely unaware of the presence of registered sex offenders. Using a spatial multilevel approach, the current study examines the role registered sex offenders influence sale values of homes sold in 2015 for three U.S. counties (rural, suburban, and urban) located in Illinois and Kentucky within the social disorganization framework. Homebuyers were surveyed to examine whether awareness of local registered sex offenders and the homebuyer’s community type operate as moderators between ...


Rural Social Survey Of Hudson, Orange And Jesup Consolidated School Districts, Black-Hawk And Buchanan Counties, Iowa, Geo. H. Von Tungeln, Harry L. Eells 2017 Iowa State College

Rural Social Survey Of Hudson, Orange And Jesup Consolidated School Districts, Black-Hawk And Buchanan Counties, Iowa, Geo. H. Von Tungeln, Harry L. Eells

Bulletin

This bulletin contains a detailed survey of the 385 farm homes and farm families living in Hudson, Orange and Jesup consolidated school districts of Blackhawk and Buchanan counties.

Farm people are constantly asking two questions. These are: “(1) What can we do to make life on the farm mean more? (2) How can we, with the cooperation of those engaged in the scientific study of rural life, secure a richer and fuller farm life?” But before farm people can find or work out a constructive and satisfactory solution to these questions they must have accurate and first-hand information on two ...


The Social Aspects Of Rural Life And Farm Tenantry, Cedar County, Iowa, Geo. H. Von Tungeln, E. L. Kirkpatrick, C. R. Hoffer, J. F. Thaden 2017 Iowa State College

The Social Aspects Of Rural Life And Farm Tenantry, Cedar County, Iowa, Geo. H. Von Tungeln, E. L. Kirkpatrick, C. R. Hoffer, J. F. Thaden

Bulletin

This survey is a detailed study of 400 farms and farm families located in the northwest corner of Cedar county, Iowa. The area comprises Pioneer, Fremont, Red Oak, Linn, and the northeast part of Cass townships, exclusive of the incorporated towns of Stanwood and Mechanicsville. Only a record of the organizations and institutions in these towns is included in this study. The study is a detailed analysis of the population, economic, educational, religious and social conditions as found on the 400 farms and among the farm people on these farms. The area covers 128 square miles, or a little over ...


A Rural Social Survey Of Lone Tree Township, Clay County, Iowa, Geo. H. Van Tungeln 2017 Iowa State College

A Rural Social Survey Of Lone Tree Township, Clay County, Iowa, Geo. H. Van Tungeln

Bulletin

Agriculture is still our chief business, but the study and practice of agriculture should be something more than a mere study or examination of economic problems. It should be a study or examination of the educational, moral, political, religious and social conditions as well, for each of these has a vital relationship with all other activities of men in the open country. It is true that upon good farming wait all other institutions in the country, such as good homes, good schools, good churches, good roads, and the many other rural co-operative enterprises, but it is to foster and improve ...


Festival Heterotopias: Spatial And Temporal Transformations In Two Small-Scale Settlements, Bernadette Quinn, Linda Wilks 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology

Festival Heterotopias: Spatial And Temporal Transformations In Two Small-Scale Settlements, Bernadette Quinn, Linda Wilks

Articles

This paper reports the findings of research undertaken at two festivals which take place in small-scale settlements: one in a village set in rural western Ireland, the other in a small coastal town set within a largely rural Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in southern England. It uses Foucault’s concept of heterotopia as an analytical tool to further understandings of how the spatial and temporal interruptions caused by festivals temporarily transform the prevailing social order. The findings attest to the manner in which festivals juxtapose several incompatible spaces, creating a diverse array of social alterations in consequence, and highlight ...


Farmers’ Cooperatives In China: A Typology Of Fraud And Failure, Zhanping HU, Forrest Q. ZHANG, John A. DONALDSON 2017 Singapore Management University

Farmers’ Cooperatives In China: A Typology Of Fraud And Failure, Zhanping Hu, Forrest Q. Zhang, John A. Donaldson

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Since the 1990s, agricultural cooperatives—particularly what China calls Farmers’ Specialized Cooperatives—have experienced rapid expansion in China. After more than two decades of growth and policy support, what is the overall performance of the ever-increasing numbers of these cooperatives? We visited 50 cooperatives across the country, most of which had officially been lauded as successful, to make a first-hand evaluation of their overall status and performance. We argue that, judging by either international or Chinese standards, the vast majority of these agricultural cooperatives are not authentic and fail to deliver expected benefits to smallholders. We categorize them into five ...


Farm Ownership In The Midwest, John F. Timmons, Raleigh Barlowe 2017 Iowa State College

Farm Ownership In The Midwest, John F. Timmons, Raleigh Barlowe

Research Bulletin (Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station)

Most of the farms in the Midwest were established during the last 75 to 125 years. The people who came into the region wanted to own the land they operated, and in the early days a very high proportion of the farmers had an equity in the land on which they were living. From the beginning it has been the general policy of the federal and state agencies to encourage a pattern of owner-operated family-type farms. Public opinion has favored this policy.

Mechanized farming has made it possible for a farm family to operate larger acreages, and as a result ...


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