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dc.contributor.advisorHobbs, Daryl J.eng
dc.contributor.authorPeters, David J., 1970-eng
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on July 18, 2008)eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.eng
dc.description.abstractAnalysis seeks to understand rural poverty within the context of agricultural and postindustrial economic structure. Detailed socioeconomic data are analyzed for 4,610 non-metropolitan census tracts in the north central United States. Statistical cluster analysis is used to group tracts according to their similarity along four poverty measures. Multinomial logistic regression is used to predict cluster membership by taking into account agriculture, industry and occupation structure. Results found that both agriculture self-employment and wage-employment reduced near poverty. Core/basic industry employment tended to reduce near poverty, except for information that increased poverty. Semi-core industries tended to increase poverty while also decreasing near poverty. Periphery/non-basic industries tended to reduce near poverty, except the leisure industry which increased poverty. In terms of occupation, the professional-managerial class was associated with low poverty clusters, except cultural workers that increased poverty. Working class occupations were associated with average poverty clusters. Lower services class occupations were associated with poverty and near poverty cluster membership.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.identifier.merlinb64234101eng
dc.identifier.oclc234238917eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/4419eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/4419
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.subject.lcshRural pooreng
dc.subject.lcshAgriculture -- Sociological aspectseng
dc.subject.lcshEconomics -- Sociological aspectseng
dc.titleUnderstanding rural poverty clusters : the intersection of agriculture, economic structure and locality under postindustrialismeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineRural sociology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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