Identities And Persistence Of Family Farm Operators, 2017 East Tennessee State University
Identities And Persistence Of Family Farm Operators, Parker T. Arnold
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This study focuses on the identities of family farm operators and the challenges to maintaining viable farm operations in today’s agricultural economy. Employing a grounded qualitative approach, the author conducted 18 in-depth interviews with principal farm operators from Iowa and Tennessee. Using the insights of farmers from geographically different agricultural regions, this study notes how preserving family histories, socialization processes, and farming as a moral career inform operators’ understandings of themselves and the work they do. The analysis also focuses on how family farm operators contend with a globalized agricultural economy and the moral and ethical concerns of managing ...
Twenty-‐First Century Deindustrialization And Uneven Development In Appalachia, 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Twenty-‐First Century Deindustrialization And Uneven Development In Appalachia, Katherine Custis Gerlaugh
The causes and consequences of deindustrialization in the United States are myriad and have created a dire situation for millions of working class people as blue-collar jobs have mostly vanished. This reality has been particularly hard in places like Appalachia, where manufacturing and extraction were the largest, and often only, employers for most of the 20th Century. Especially for rural areas with little appeal for new markets, tourism often appears to be one way to attract people to the area to spend money, but it is unclear whether or not this strategy is helpful to local economies. In this ...
Moving Mountains : A Study Examining Long-Term Impacts Of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining On Mortality In The Appalachian Region Using Geographic Information Sciences Techniques., 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, 2017 Singapore Management University
Banko: Reshaping The Philippines Rural Banking System, Peter Williamson, Havovi Joshi
Asian Management Insights
No abstract provided.
Land Insecurity In Gulu, Uganda: A Clash Between Culture And Capitalism, 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, 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 ...
Bridging The Gap From Policy To Practice: Diabetes In Rural Morocco, 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 ...
Relief In Rural Iowa, 2017 Iowa State College
Relief In Rural Iowa, R. E. Wakeley, A. H. Anderson
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, 2017 Iowa State College
Rural Organizations And Land Utilization On Muscatine Island: A Study Of Social Adjustments, Ray E. Wakeley, J. Edwin Losey
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, 2017 Iowa State College
Some Factors Affecting Improvement In Iowa Farm Family Housing, Margaret G. Reid
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, 2017 Iowa State College
Part-Time And Garden Farming In Iowa, Ray E. Wakeley
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, 2017 Iowa State College
Changing Status Of The Iowa Dairy Industry, Albert Mighell
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, 2017 Iowa State College
Standard Of Living On Iowa Farms, J. F. Thaden
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, 2017 Iowa State College
Cost Of Living On Iowa Farms, Geo. H. Von Tungeln, J. E. Thaden, E. L. Kirkpatrick
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, 2017 Iowa State College
A Rural Social Survey Of Orange Township, Blackhawk County, Iowa, George H. Von Tungeln
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
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
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, 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
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, 2017 Iowa State College
A Rural Social Survey Of Lone Tree Township, Clay County, Iowa, Geo. H. Van Tungeln
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 ...
Farmers' Cooperatives In China: A Typology Of Fraud And Failure, 2017 Singapore Management University
Farmers' Cooperatives In China: A Typology Of Fraud And Failure, Zhanping Hu, Qian Forrest 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 ...