Title

America's Forgotten People and Places: Ending the Legacy of Poverty in the Rural South: Discussion

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Publication Date

2000

Date Added

2022-06-03

Abstract

These comments discuss the presentations by Christy, Wenner, and Dassie (“A Microenterprise-Centered Economic Development Strategy for the Rural South: Sustaining Growth with Economic Opportunity”) and Freshwater (“What Can Social Scientists Contribute to the Challenges of Rural Economic Development?”) in three sections. These are (1) a brief overview of the Southern Black Belt and its rural development needs, (2) an assessment of the microenterprise-Centered economic development strategy for the rural South, and (3) a quick review of what social scientists can contribute to the challenges of rural economic development. This approach also emphasizes the authors’ background at a historically black land-grant university, and the belief that as goes the Black Belt, so goes the rural South.

Keywords

Economic Advancement

Disciplines

Agriculture

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

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