Topics for rural social research
This report delineates a range of topics that could be included in MAF social research using mainly the suggestions available in the current sociology literature. Suggestions from five MAF personnel were used to supplement the literature. Both sources lead to a list of topics including the farm and the rural community, international linkages and consumers. In addition, there is a need for research on public opinion. The report suggests that an appropriate research strategy should include the development of a rural data base which is supplemented with farm and community studies using the full array of social science research methods. Agro commodity chains should be examined and rural public opinion regularly surveyed.... [Show full abstract]
Keywordsrural restructuring; rural lifestyle; rural policy; rural development; agriculture; social aspects; New Zealand; surveys
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The study of rural change from a social scientific perspective: a literature review and annotated bibliography Mackay, Michael D.; Perkins, Harvey C.; Espiner, Stephen R. (Lincoln University. Department of Social Science, Parks, Recreation, Tourism and SportLincoln, Canterbury, 2009-07)This publication comprises a review of two decades of literature (1989-2009) on the social science of rural change. It was constructed as an aid to research on the changing nature of Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand, ...
Proceedings of the Rural Economy and Society Section of the Sociological Association of Aotearoa (N.Z.) Fairweather, John R. (Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit., 1991-04)This Discussion Paper records the 14 papers presented in the Rural Economy and Society Section of the Sociological Association of Aotearoa (New Zealand) held at Lincoln University 7-9 December, 1990. The papers cover ...
Eves, Alfred C. (Pacific Rim Real Estate Society., 2007-01)The annual income return for rural property is based on two major factors being commodity prices and production yields. Commodity prices paid to rural producers can vary depending on the agricultural policies of their ...