Discusses three systems for classifying areas as rural or urban: the traditional Census Bureau block group system, a county-based system, and the newer Rural-Urban Commuting Area system. Examines the differences between systems and how the choice of classification system affects conclusions about rural-urban demographics.
This research is concerned with the current debate among Oregonians on how to
improve the standard of living and accelerate economic development in Oregon. The
main question is what economic activities make Oregon, and regions within Oregon
grow? To find out where Oregon's economic strength and weaknesses lie, first we...
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate areas of consensus and differences among Oregon community college
faculty, administrators, and their business community on the desired role of the community college and the perceived current role in economic development as defined by selected economic development activities.
Methods and Procedures:...
Absentee-owned manufacturing plants made up a significant
portion of the manufacturing sector in Oregon. In both 1969 and
1979, more than a quarter of the state's wage and salary
manufacturing workers were employed by manufacturers whose home
offices were located in other states or nations. Although the
orthodox economic view...
The main objective of the study was an attempt to obtain a
general explanation for the geographical pattern of agricultural income.
This was undertaken in the belief that certain possible determinants
of agricultural income, specifically those related to natural
resource characteristics, have not been satisfactorily considered in
investigations up to...