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A Selectivity Model of Household Food Marketing Behavior in Sub-Saharan Africa
The agricultural household's discrete decision of whether to participate in coarse grain markets is separated here from the continuous decision of how much to sell or buy, conditional onExpand
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The production of social capital in US counties
A growing belief exists that social capital contributes to economic growth of communities. In this paper, we identify inputs into the production of social capital at the level of US counties, usingExpand
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RESIDENTS' PERCEPTIONS OF COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS FROM DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL GAS IN THE MARCELLUS SHALE: A COMPARISON OF PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW YORK CASES *
Communities experiencing rapid growth due to energy development (‘boomtowns’) have reported positive and negative impacts on community and individual well-being. The perceptions of impacts varyExpand
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Why Farmers Quit: A County�?Level Analysis
We identify the effects of alternative explanatory variables on the propensity of U.S. farmers to cease farming, with a particular emphasis on understanding the roles of off-farm employment andExpand
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Social and institutional factors as determinants of economic growth: Evidence from the United States counties
Abstract. In the search for explanations of persistent differences in economic growth rates, the conditional convergence growth model has introduced the possibility of incorporating a wide set ofExpand
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Social and political forces as determinants of poverty: A spatial analysis
Abstract This study contributes to basic knowledge of the structural determinants of poverty in the US by analyzing an expanded set of determinants of poverty, namely factors related to economic,Expand
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State�? and County�?Level Determinants of Food Manufacturing Establishment Growth: 1987–93
Empirical models are developed and estimated to identify economic determinants of food manufacturing establishment growth between 1987 and 1993. Separate growth equations are estimated for states andExpand
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State-Level Determinants of Entrepreneurship and a Preliminary Measure of Entrepreneurial Climate
State and local governments increasingly look to entrepreneurship as a means of stimulating economic growth. However, can the public sector play a role in promoting entrepreneurial activity—and ifExpand
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Wal‐Mart and County‐Wide Poverty*
This study seeks to identify the independent effect of Wal-Mart stores on changes in U.S. family-poverty rates at the county level. We draw on the contributions of a number of disciplines to enhanceExpand
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Determinants of growth in non-farm proprietor densities in the US, 1990–2000
The number of non-farm proprietorships in the US has expanded significantly in past decades, but this expansion has not occurred evenly over space. Regression analysis correcting for spatialExpand
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