Contributors.- Acknowledgments.- Foreword, Calvin Beale.- Part I: Introduction and Demographic Context.- 1. Rural America Through a Demographic Lens, David L. Brown and William Kandel.- 2. The Rural Rebound and Its Aftermath: Changing Demographic Dynamics and Regional Contrasts, Kenneth M. Johnson and John B. Cromartie.- Part II: Four Critical Socio-demographic Themes.- 3. Changing Faces of Rural America, Annabel Kirschner, E. Helen Berry and Nina Glasgow.- 4. Changing Livelihoods in Rural America, Alex Vias and Peter Nelson.- 5. Fifty Years of Farmland Change: Urbanization, Population Growth and the Changing Farm Economy, Max J. Pfeffer, Joe D. Francis and Zev Ross.- 6. Changing Fortunes: Poverty in Rural America, Leif Jensen, Stephan J. Goetz and Hema Swaminathan.- Part III: Case Studies of Population and Society in Different Rural Regions.- Population Composition.- 7. Hispanic Population Growth, Age Composition Shifts, and Public Policy Impacts in Nonmetro Counties, William Kandel and Emilio Parrado.- 8. Social Integration of Older Inmigrants in Nonmetro Retirement Destination Counties, Nina Glasgow and David L. Brown.- Livelihoods.- 9. Agricultural Dependence and Population Change in the Great Plains, Kenneth M. Johnson and Richard W. Rathge.- 10. Gaming, Population Change and Rural Development on Indian Reservations: An Idaho Case Study, Gundars Rudzitis.- 11. Urban Sprawl and Rural Economic Transformation in the South, John B. Cromartie.- Land Use.- 12. Changing Land Use Patterns in the Rocky Mountain West, Doug Jackson Smith, Eric Jensen and Brian Jennings.- 13. The Effect of Seasonal Homes on Indicators of Rurality, Richard C. Stedman, Stephan Goetz and Benjamin S. Weagraff.- 14. Housing Affordability in the North Woods of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, Roger B. Hammer and Richelle Winkler.- Emerging Opportunity and Chronic Disadvantage.- 15. Social Change and Well Being in Western Amenity-Growth Communities, Richard S. Krannich, Peggy Petrzelka andJoan Brehm.- 16. Community Evaluation and Migration Intentions: The Role of Attraction and Aversion to Place on the Northern Great Plains, Christiane von Reichert.- 17. Persistent Poverty and Inequality in Appalachia, Elgin Mannion and Dwight B. Billings.- 18. Welfare Reform Amidst Chronic Poverty in the Mississippi Delta, M. A. Lee and Joachim Singelmann.- Part IV: New Analytic Directions and Policy Implications.- 19. The (Re-)Emergence of Spatial Demography, Paul R. Voss, Katherine J. Curtis White and Roger B. Hammer.- 20. Policy Implications of Rural Demographic Change, Leslie Whitener.- Index.
This book contains the latest research on social and economic trends occurring in rural America. It provides a unique focus on rural demography and the interaction between population dynamics and local social and economic change. It is also the first volume on rural population that exploits data from Census 2000
The book highlights major themes transforming contemporary rural areas and each is examined with an expanded overview and case study.
A unique focus on rural demography and the interaction between population dynamics and local social and economic change.
All chapters report original research by acknowledged experts in rural social science
Interdisciplinary and multi-regional
Organized around four critical themes illustrated by multiple case studies
The first volume on rural population that exploits data from Census 2000