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The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis

Population Change and Rural Society

Editors: Kandel, William A., Brown, David L. (Eds.)

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CALVIN L. BEALE In considering how to introduce the subject of rural population change in st the 21 Century, I ?nd myself re?ecting on my own experience as a demographer for the U. S. Department of Agriculture. When I arrived at the Department, the post-World War II modernization of farming was well under way. Each year, my colleague Gladys Bowles and I had the unpopular task of announcing how much the farm population had decreased in the prior year. It was hard to say that the phenomenon was someone’s fault. Dramatic reductions in labor requirements per unit of agricultural output were occurring everywhere and not just in the United States. But politically, blame had to be assigned, and whichever political party was not in the White House was certain to place the blame squarely on the current administration. The demographic consequences of this trend were major. In a 22-year period from 1941 to 1962, the net loss of farm population from migration and cessation of farming averaged over a million people per year. It took eight years after the war before an administration was willing to begin to talk about the need to diversify rural employment. By that time, farm residents had already become a minority of rural people. However, well into the 1970s, I continued to receive inquiries from people who still equated rural with farm or who could not envision what rural-nonfarm people did for a living.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Rural America through a Demographic Lens

    David L. Brown, William A. Kandel

    Pages 3-23

  • The Changing Faces of Rural America

    Annabel Kirschner, E. Helen Berry, Nina Glasgow

    Pages 53-74

  • Changing Livelihoods in Rural America

    Alexander C. Vias, Peter B. Nelson

    Pages 75-102

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Population Change and Rural Society
Editors
  • William A. Kandel
  • David L. Brown
Series Title
The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3902-7
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3902-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3911-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3901-0
Series ISSN
1389-6784
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 467
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