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  Types of rural communities - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Academic communities are those in which the primary employers are boarding schools, colleges, universities, research laboratories, and corporate training facilities.
Academic institutions, in rural areas, are very much like a factory in that the economic success of the community depends upon the success of the institution.
Rural hospitals are increasingly unable to bring enough patients to support their operational budget, and retirement communities have developed, in some areas, as a means to solve this problem.
www.music.us /education/T/Types-of-rural-communities.htm   (755 words)

  Types of rural communities - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Academic communities are those in which the primary employers are boarding schools, colleges, universities, research laboratories, and corporate training facilities.
Academic institutions, in rural areas, are very much like a factory in that the economic success of the community depends upon the success of the institution.
Rural hospitals are increasingly unable to bring enough patients to support their operational budget, and retirement communities have developed, in some areas, as a means to solve this problem.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Types_of_rural_communities   (571 words)

 RURAL SOCIOLOGY FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Rural sociology is a field of sociology associated with the study of life in small towns and the country.
Rural America is also experiencing an economic slump, for instance in 1999 the prices for sweetcorn, wheat, and soybeans were all down about 33% from the 1995-1998 average.
Rural society is faced with various problems including the environmental degradation and overuse of water resources, the establishment and inadequate regulation of toxic_waste dumps, and poverty.
www.flowergods.com /rural_sociology   (573 words)

 Exurb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The expression "exurb" (for "extra-urban") was coined in the 1950s, by Auguste Comte Spectorsky in his book "The Exurbanites", to describe the ring of prosperous rural communities beyond the suburbs that, due to availability via the new high-speed limited-access highways, were becoming dormitory communities for an urban area.
Although not on the list of exurbs below, some communities that lie outside the city proper of a metropolitan area could also be considered exurbs, whereas those inside are often known as suburbs.
Many suburban cities within Metropolitan Toronto enjoyed their greatest growth in the post World War II period and slowed down subsequently; extensive development is now (since the 1990s) occurring outside Metro Toronto (later City of Toronto).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Exurb   (531 words)

 Types of rural communities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Academic communities are those in which the primary employers are boarding schools, colleges, universities, research laboratories, and corporatetraining facilities.
Academic institutions, in rural areas, are very much like a factory in that theeconomic success of the community depends upon the success of the institution.
Rural hospitals are increasingly unable to bring enoughpatients to support their operational budget, and retirement communities have developed, in some areas, as a means to solve thisproblem.
www.therfcc.org /types-of-rural-communities-9349.html   (556 words)

 Crime and Violence in Rural Communities
The image of "crime-free" rural areas was born and grew as the centers of crime shifted to the cities located in the East, along the Great Lakes, and on the waterways of the Mississippi River system, which themselves were experiencing rapid population growth and population mobility as new waves of immigrants came to this country.
Rural areas may have higher crime rates, especially property-related incidents, if they (a) are located near interstates or large cities and other urban developments, (b) are suburbanizing, (c) are the location for second or seasonal homes or other tourist developments, and (d) are the location for retired householders moving out of the city.
Rural youth, along with their urban counterparts, are exposed to images on television and in the movies that desensitize them to the consequences of violence.
www.ncrel.org /sdrs/areas/issues/envrnmnt/drugfree/v1donner.htm   (10349 words)

 Social Disorganization and Rural Communities -- Community Correlates of Rural Youth Violence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The larger the network of acquaintances, the greater the community's capacity for informal surveillance (because residents are easily distinguished from outsiders), for supervision (because acquaintances are willing to intervene when children and juveniles behave unacceptably), and for shaping children's values and interests.
Rural sociologists concerned with the disruptive effects of rapid population growth provide some evidence that the processes of social disorganization apply in rural settings.
Because average crime rates are higher in communities with larger populations, this phenomenon would produce higher rates of delinquency in rural communities that are adjacent to metropolitan areas.
www.ncjrs.org /html/ojjdp/193591/page1.html   (1523 words)

 VAWnet :: Sexual Assault in Rural Communities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Rural mental health programs, social work policymakers, and women's health providers are increasingly viewing cultural and economic characteristics in rural areas as unique, and as having significant impact on service delivery.
This assertion of a rural epidemic is the only known written statement by a practitioner that attests to a high prevalence of sexual assault in rural communities.
She did not compare the same types of data from each state but rather presented characteristics and data from each state that provided illustration that rural rates of sexual assault were often not lower, and indeed even higher, than urban rates.
www.vawnet.org /SexualViolence/Research/VAWnetDocuments/AR_RuralSA.php   (4362 words)

 ERS/USDA Research Emphasis - Enhanced Quality of Life for Rural Americans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Rural America is home to a fifth of the Nation's people, keeper of natural amenities and national treasures, and safeguard of a unique part of American culture, tradition, and history.
Rural America At A Glance, 2005—A six-page brochure that highlights the most recent indicators of social and economic conditions in rural areas for use in developing policies and programs to assist rural areas.
Globalization and Restructuring in Rural America—A conference was held at ERS to discuss the impact of imports on rural workers and industries, particularly the textile and apparel industries, and the effects of offshoring of call centers.
www.ers.usda.gov /Emphases/Rural   (1752 words)

 Journal of Social History: Communities of Grain: Rural Rebellion in Comparative Perspective. - book reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Historically, "communities of grain," which he defines as localized "forms of political order" that regulate the conditions of access to agricultural resources, have struggled to preserve their autonomy from the arbitrary power of aristocratic elites and the coercive demands of bureaucratic states.
Also useful is the distinction that he makes in the concluding chapter between different types of rural communities, depending on the extent to which local institutions controlled access to property.
In between these two extremes are "regulative communities," such as the classic three-field villages of medieval and early modern Europe that enforced communal rights over plots of land that were owned by individual households.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2005/is_n3_v26/ai_13797295   (1129 words)

 Rural Health Policy - Annotated Bibliography of 2001-2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
For each rural priority area the seriousness of the problem and Models for Practice that have been usefully employed by rural communities are described.
Rural hospitals' Medicare patients were less likely than urban ones to receive a variety of treatments (aspirin, intravenous nitroglycerin, heparin, thrombolytics or percutaneous transluminary coronary angioplasty), but more likely to get ACE inhibitors at discharge.
Identifies rural communities that would be most affected should restrictions on IMG entry into the United States be tightened, and reports on the perceptions of physician recruiters and health planners about who might replace IMGs currently working in such areas.
ruralhealth.hrsa.gov /policy/rhrcpublist.htm   (8241 words)

 This is Satya | Rural Communities of the Future   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
My colleagues and I have discussed whether less rural land is going to be needed to feed the world, and whether the traditional services that rural communities supply for the farmer will fundamentally be altered.
This is in spite of the changes in rural health, where earlier in this century people in rural communities experienced better average health than city dwellers.
The result of these trends on rural communities, at least for some, will mean that different crops will be farmed, and that the farmer of the future will become healthier and more of a knowledge-engineer than a hard laborer and manager.
www.montelis.com /satya/backissues/oct97/rural.html   (949 words)

The importance of firearms in rural communities is highlighted by the fact that schools have been closed or their schedules altered during hunting season (Marcus, 1998; Sandham, 1997).
However, its application with rural youth may be limited to females; unhealthy attitudes towards guns and violence among rural males may need to be uncovered in an instrument better suited to their experiences and culture.
Rural youth should not be overlooked when developing these intervention and programs since this and other studies document they are not only victims to gun violence, but also the types of firearms they are exposed to and their firearm behaviors may differ substantially from their urban cohorts.
www.marshall.edu /jrcp/E62_slovak.htm   (4581 words)

 Types of Rural Communities and Change
Through your studies you have gained a good understanding of the history of your community, what is happening in it now, and how the global, national and regional forces and trends of change are impacting it.
The reason that these communities are in trouble is that they were established to service the production of products and their transportation to markets in an era where technology and transportation have made many of these towns obsolete in terms of their organizing function.
A few will need to help communities deal with life-threatening decline; others may help the community through a change of direction and focus; and still others may lead though the changes that come with becoming a different size.
www.ndsu.nodak.edu /rsse/html/typschng.html   (1187 words)

 Rural sociology - ArtPolitic Encyclopedia of Politics : Information Portal
In Japan, a rural region is one with less than 50,000 people.
Currently, rural capital is flowing into either urban areas or some 33-40% of rural counties, namely the intermountain West[?], the Ozarks[?], counties along I-80[?] in Nebraska, and the Kansas City area.
Rural America is also experiencing an economic slump, for instant in 1999 the prices for sweetcorn, wheat, and soybeans were all down about 33% from the 1995-1998 average.
www.artpolitic.org /infopedia/ru/Rural_sociology.html   (671 words)

 Canadian Rural Partnership - Models for Rural Development and Community Capacity Building
A: Rural development is a grassroots approach where rural, remote and northern citizens work together and plan ahead to make balanced decisions to enhance the human, social, economic, cultural and environmental conditions of their community.
A: Community capacity building is an on-going process that develops leadership in a community and engages citizens in developing a shared vision for their community.
It enables a community or region to identify its strengths and weaknesses, to mobilize internal and external resources to meet local challenges, to develop strategies for effective action and to increase their individual capacity to take advantage of opportunities.
www.rural.gc.ca /programs/mrdi_e.phtml?content=faq   (1989 words)

 absri573.htm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Small rural communities, particularly farming communities, are typically characterised by high levels of social cohesion, strong social ties between community members and low crime rates.
However, this paper reports on the findings of studies of crime in rural Australia, which revealed that within some highly cohesive rural communities, certain types of crime were allowed to persist and the reporting of such crimes to police was proscribed.
The extent to which these attitudes and behaviours prevail in rural communities was investigated through mail surveys and interviews with farmers in several regions in Australia.
www.asc41.com /www/2002/absri573.htm   (191 words)

 Great Plains: Rural Communities
Rural dwellers are now prepared to go to the larger centres to obtain the services desired and in the process bypass the local centres, eventually leading to the demise of the latter.
The new rural map being drawn as a result of the redistribution of population on the plains reflects changing tastes and social structures.
Recent contributions on this subject are Stabler, Olfert and Fulton, The Changing Role of Rural Communities in an Urbanizing World and Stabler and Olfert, Restructuring Rural Saskatchewan: The Challenge of the 1990's, Canadian Plains Research Centre, Regina, 1992.
www.iisd.org /agri/GPsocial.htm   (1027 words)

 Connecting Rural Schools and Communities (Strategies for Practice)
From GIS mapping projects to community history celebrations, elementary and secondary students are transforming the way kids and adults view their Yampa Valley communities.
The end goal for the Rural Trust's policy work is to have more rural people fully informed and engaged in decisionmaking about their schools.
One of the major goals of the Rural Trust's work has been to use place-based learning as a catalyst to help revitalize rural communities that have been hard-hit by the loss of traditional resource-based economies and the migration of many rural residents to city-based job opportunities.
www.ruraledu.org /topics/connecting.htm   (1560 words)

 Rural Telecom Congress |
But the level of progress and the types of technologies in use vary widely, and no state has implemented a personal health record initiative.
This difference in penetration appears to be due to different underlying philosphies and polices guiding broadband service deployment in Canada and the U.S. The focus of this paper is the role of the federal government in broadband deployment and adoption in rural and remote areas.
Rural Telecommunications Congress - 2007 - Contact Us Rural Telecom Congress is powered by Drupal.
ruraltelecon.org   (821 words)

 WVU Center on Aging-Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In rural areas, the small size of communities and the frequent face-to-face contact of residents have often been interpreted to mean that older people receive more readily available family care.
For some older people, the idyllic vision of the close knit, stable community may be a reality, for others rural life may be harsh and affected by extremes of climate.
In some rural communities, older people continue to have important family roles; in others they may become a burden to stressed younger generations.
www.hsc.wvu.edu /coa/icra/invsymposia/intergener.htm   (287 words)

 Chapter 4 Baseline Demand Analysis: International Development Research Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Using the different types of demand studies, the market can be profiled roughly in terms of demand for private lines, demand for calls from public phones, total revenue potential, costs, and profitability of the supply business.
Thus the potential user community and demand for more advanced ICT has to be identified in a more consultative fashion than for telephony and often involves more than simple identification of the number of business or administrative units.
The selected target communities represented high and low population densities and income levels, places with experience of the telephone and places which were remote from the district centre and telephone coverage.
gender-budgets.org /en/ev-88223-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html   (2128 words)

 FactoryFarm.org: Rural Communities: Information & Resources
A nonprofit law center dedicated to providing legal services to family farmers and their rural communities in order to help keep family farmers on the land.
Offers many types of publications for a nominal charge, including information on livestock, sustainable agriculture, impacts of technology, beginning and family farmers, and rural communities.
Works for environmental and social justice in rural America by educating rural and urban people on the ethics of farmland stewardship through cultural programs and by creating a farmer-to-farmer network to help farmers move to more sustainable farming methods.
www.factoryfarm.org /topics/rural   (717 words)

 August 18 - Grassley Hearing in Sioux City to Examine Tax Incentives for Rural Communities
The HIRE Act is a comprehensive package with a series of changes to benefit agricultural cooperatives, small businesses, affordable housing in rural communities, and other changes.
Grassley's provisions provide tax credits on expenditures on newly constructed rural investment buildings and starting or expanding a business, provided that the building or business is in a county that has lost at least 10 percent of its population over the last 20 years.
"Rural communities contribute a significant amount to the economy," Grassley said.
grassley.senate.gov /releases/2004/p04r08-18.htm   (1734 words)

 Volunteer Kenya: Micro-enterprise Program for Women   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The group members go out into the community to market their products by hanging up flyers in the local market centers and visiting schools in the surrounding villages to solicit uniform orders.
This type of business provides the group with a steady stream of monthly income from the sale of the harvested honey, and it is a business that is very easy to expand once the initial set-up phase has been completed.
The benefit of the Microenterprise Development Program is not only the new access to capital that the income-generating activities provide to the group, but also the sense of hope and empowerment that the women gain from organizing and running their own business.
www.volunteerkenya.org /microProgram.html   (1884 words)

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