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Rural America : Aspects, Outlooks and Development. Volume 5  Cover Image E-book E-book

Rural America : Aspects, Outlooks and Development Volume 5

Lewis, Clyford L., (editor.). Jackson, Eric M., (editor.).

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  • OCLC: ocn888430981
  • ISBN: 1633217078
  • ISBN: 9781633217072
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
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  • Published: New York [New York] :Nova Science Publishers, Inc.,[2014]
  • Publisher: New York [New York] : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., [2014]

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Note: Includes index.
Contents: RURAL AMERICA: ASPECTS, OUTLOOKS AND DEVELOPMENT. VOLUME 5; RURAL AMERICA: ASPECTS, OUTLOOKS AND DEVELOPMENT. VOLUME 5; Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data; CONTENTS; PREFACE; Chapter 1: BROADBAND AVAILABILITY BEYOND THE RURAL/URBAN DIVIDE; ABSTRACT; ABOUT THE BROADBAND BRIEFS SERIES; DATA DEFINITIONS USED IN THIS REPORT; BROADBAND AVAILABILITY, URBANIZATION, AND METROPOLITAN LABOR MARKETS; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; Chapter 2: THE STATE OF SMALL AND RURAL LIBRARIES IN THE UNITED STATES; HIGHLIGHTS; WHAT IS A "RURAL" LIBRARY?; WHAT IS A "SMALL" LIBRARY?
SMALL AND RURAL PUBLIC LIBRARIESSMALL LIBRARIES IN THE UNITED STATES; CONCLUSION; APPENDIX; PUBLIC LIBRARIES SURVEY; REFERENCES; Chapter 3: A FOCUSED LOOK AT RURAL SCHOOLS RECEIVING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT GRANTS; INTRODUCTION; CONTEXT OF THE NINE RURAL SCHOOLS; CHALLENGES AND IMPROVEMENT ACTIONS AT THE NINE RURAL SCHOOLS; RECRUITING AND RETAINING TEACHERS; INCREASING PARENT INVOLVEMENT; CONCLUSION; APPENDIX A: DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYTIC METHODS; APPENDIX B: ANALYTIC APPROACH FOR CATEGORIZING RURAL SCHOOLS.
APPENDIX C: PERCENTAGE OF TEACHERS, BY SCHOOL, WHO REPORTED THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES AS "MODERATE OR MAJOR" CHALLENGES TO IMPROVING STUDENTS' PERFORMANCEAPPENDIX D: ANALYTIC APPROACH FOR ASSESSING SCHOOL FOCUS ON INCREASING PARENTS' INVOLVEMENT; Chapter 4: EMERGING ENERGY INDUSTRIES AND RURAL GROWTH; ABSTRACT; SUMMARY; INTRODUCTION; THREE EMERGING ENERGY INDUSTRIES AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO RURAL GROWTH; TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS SPURRED GROWTH IN UNCONVENTIONAL NATURAL GAS EXTRACTION; HIGHER ELECTRICITY PRICES, SUPPORTIVE POLICIES ENCOURAGED WIND POWER EXPANSION.
GAINS IN ECONOMIES OF SCALE, HIGH ENERGY PRICES PROPELLED ETHANOL PRODUCTIONSIMULATION APPROACH TO MODELING IMPACTS; POSSIBLE FUTURE JOB GROWTH CONSTRAINTS; REFERENCES; APPENDIX; Chapter 5: THE CURRENT AND FUTURE ROLE AND IMPACT OF MEDICAID IN RURAL HEALTH; OVERVIEW; THE CURRENT MEDICAID PROGRAM; MEDICAID: AN IMPORTANT SOURCE OF INSURANCE COVERAGE IN RURAL AMERICA; MEDICAID'S FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR PROVIDERS IN RURAL AMERICA; MEDICAID'S CONTRIBUTION TO LOCAL ECONOMIES; IMPENDING DECISIONS AND THEIR IMPACT ON MEDICAID IN THE FUTURE; REFERENCES.
Chapter 6: ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE (EAS): FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSINTRODUCTION; WHAT IS ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE?; WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS?; HOW IS EAS FUNDED?; HOW DOES DOT SELECT EAS CARRIERS?; WHAT IS EAS HOLD-IN AUTHORITY?; HOW MANY COMMUNITIES RECEIVE EAS SUBSIDIES?; INDEX.
Summary: Our rural communities are home to some of the most hard working and fiercely self-reliant Americans in the United States. Strong and secure rural communities are essential to creating an economy built to last that rewards hard work and responsibility--not outsourcing, loopholes, and risky financial deals. While the security of the middle class has been threatened by the irresponsible financial collapse and the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, rural Americans continue to come together to work hard and make ends meet. The values that have helped hard-working, responsible famil.
Subject: Rural population -- United States
Rural poor -- United States
Rural development -- United States

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