Ronald R. Rindfuss

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We address a long hypothesized relationship between the proximity of individuals' dwelling units and their kinship association. Better understanding this relationship is important because of its implications for contact and association among members of a society. In this paper, we use a unique dataset from Nang Rong, Thailand which contains dwelling unit(More)
This paper blends quantitative with qualitative data in an investigation of community and contraceptive choice in Nang Rong, Thailand. Specifically, it develops an explanation of 1) method dominance within villages, coupled with 2) marked differences between villages in the popularity of particular methods. The quantitative analysis demonstrates the(More)
Recent theoretical, methodological, and technological advances in the spatial sciences create an opportunity for social scientists to address questions about the reciprocal relationship between context (spatial organization, environment, etc.) and individual behavior. This emerging research community has yet to adequately address the new threats to the(More)
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Cross-site comparisons of case studies have been identified as an important priority by the land-use science community. From an empirical perspective, such comparisons potentially allow generalizations that may contribute to production of global-scale land-use and land-cover change projections. From a theoretical perspective, such comparisons can inform(More)
This paper examines the spatial arrangement of social and economic networks among villages in Nang Ž. Rong district, Thailand. We use spatial information from a geographic information system GIS for the Ž. district to help interpret the patterns of movement of agricultural equipment large tractors between villages, of people into villages for temporary(More)
Social and biophysical data were collected, integrated, and analyzed to examine scale-dependent relationships between selected population and environmental variables for a study site in northeast Thailand. Data sets were genemted through the. use of remote sensing to characterize land-use/land-cover and plant biomass variation across the Nang Rong district;(More)
The number of countries experiencing very low fertility has been rising in recent years, garnering increasing academic, political and media attention. There is now widespread academic agreement that the postponement of fertility is a major contributing factor in the very low levels of fertility that have occurred, and yet most policy discussions have been(More)
and two anonymous reviewers provided useful comments on earlier versions of the chapter. ABSTRACT Most demographic literature contrasts urban and rural places as though they were always uniquely distinct places. However, as the urban transition progresses, a considerable middle ground has been developing in human settlements. Urban places are socially and(More)
On 17 May 1954 the Supreme Court, in its decision in Brown v. Board of Education, declared de jure segregation of the public schools to be unconstitutional. It is argued here that a consequence of that decision was a decline in childbearing among white Southerners. In the nation as a whole, period fertility rates increased between 1954 and 1955, but in 9 of(More)