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Resources by Topic: Economics and the economy

Health in Rural Missouri: The Economic Impact of Critical Access Hospitals
Describes the distribution of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in Missouri. Reports on the economic impact for each CAH, as well as the labor and income impacts on the community.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Updated ERS County Economic Types Show a Changing Rural Landscape
Identifies nonmetropolitan counties based on the industries driving income and earnings. Includes a national map showing nonmetro counties primarily dependent on farming, mining, manufacturing, recreation, and federal-state government. May be useful to those considering health-related policies or undertaking research projects where the type of industry that is predominant is relevant.
Author(s): Timothy Parker
Citation: Amber Waves
Date: 12/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Rural Employment in Recession and Recovery
Describes the impact of the 2007-2008 recession and the recovery that followed, with a focus on rural employment. Discusses regional variation in unemployment. Compares rural to urban employment growth from 2007 to 2014.
Author(s): Thomas Hertz, Lorin Kusmin, Alexander Marré, Timothy Parker
Citation: Amber Waves
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Poverty and Deep Poverty Increasing in Rural America
Examines trends in poverty from 1976-2012, showing poverty and deep poverty data for the rural and urban population, and for rural and urban children. Includes discussion on the impact of the 2007-2009 recession on rural poverty rates.
Author(s): Tracey Farrigan
Citation: Amber Waves
Date: 03/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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The Long-Term Unemployed in the Wake of the Great Recession: Percent of Unemployed Americans Seeking Work for Longer Than Six Months More Than Doubled Between 2007 and 2013
Describes the demographic and economic characteristics of the urban and rural long-term unemployed and compares them with their short-term unemployed counterparts.
Author(s): Andrew Schaefer
Date: 2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Deaths Exceed Births in Record Number of U.S. Counties
Reports on the natural decrease in population in 2012 and covers the causes of a decrease in births in the U.S. Discussions the consequences of a natural decrease in population.
Author(s): Kenneth M. Johnson
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Employment Instability and Food Insecurity of Rural North Carolinians during the Recession
Explains results from a study based on information from the Family Life Project revealing resources that rural North Carolina residents used throughout the recession of 2007-2009.
Author(s): Allison De Marco, Lynne Vernon-Feagans, Martha Cox, et al.
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
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The Concentration of Poverty Is a Growing Rural Problem
Describes poverty concentrations in rural areas, comparing the year 2000 to a 2006-2010 year range. Lists the percentage of people of different demographics living in high-poverty counties.
Author(s): Tracey Farrigan, Timothy Parker
Citation: Amber Waves
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Economic Impact of a Smoke-Free Ordinance on Bars and Restaurants in a Small, Rural, Missouri Community
Examines the economic impact of a city-wide smoke free ordinance in rural Kirksville, Missouri on bar and restaurant taxable sales revenues.
Author(s): Carolyn C. Cox, Noaman Kayani, Stanley R. Cowan, Leslie A. Moss
Citation: Missouri Medicine, 109(1), 75-78
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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Quality of Life on the Agricultural Treadmill: Individual and Community Determinants of Farm Family Well-Being
Discusses agricultural sector changes and their effects on farm households and farming communities. Uses data from the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll, a longitudinal survey of Iowa farmers.
Author(s): J. Gordon Arbuckle, Jr., Chris Kast
Citation: Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 27(1), 84-113
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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