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Elements of a paradigm for rural development

Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Nelson, Gleen L. (main author / Resident Fellow, National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy, Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C.; Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Minnesota)
Conference paper
Publication Date:
USA: Ames, IA : American Agricultural Economics Association.
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois Box: 87
Subject Term:
change, development programs, education, information services, models, policies, poor, rural development, rural sociology
AGE 85925357; Paper presented at the "Annual Meeting at the American agricultural economics Association," 1984, August 5 - 8; Ithaca, NY, This paper addresses issues surrounding a paradigm for rural development. The first section develops further the consequences of the lack of a generally accepted paradigm. The following three sections present elements of a framework by focusing in turn on target variables, policy instruments, and the structural relationships which link causal factors and target variables. The final section draws conclusions about developing better paradigms and improved policy analysis.