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Rural Development (the Americas)

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

Published by Berkshire Publishing Group

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780190622664
Published online August 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780190622664
Rural Development (the Americas)

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Rural development refers to substantive improvements in life quality for residents of nonmetropolitan areas. Often rural development is understood as synonymous with economic growth when, in fact, it refers to equitable growth in addition to meaningful improvements in public and emotional health, social networks, empowerment, and the environment. A variety of theoretical approaches have been developed since the 1960s to explain why some places experience more development than others.

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