Rural America: Aspects, Outlooks and Development. Volume 5


Clyford L. Lewis (Editor)
Eric M. Jackson (Editor)

Series: Rural America: Aspects, Outlooks and Development
BISAC: SOC026020

Our rural communities are home to some of the most hard working and fiercely self-reliant Americans in the United States. Strong and secure rural communities are essential to creating an economy built to last that rewards hard work and responsibility–not outsourcing, loopholes, and risky financial deals. While the security of the middle class has been threatened by the irresponsible financial collapse and the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, rural Americans continue to come together to work hard and make ends meet.

The values that have helped hard-working, responsible families weather the storm continue to move our economy forward. This book discusses the broadband availability beyond the rural/urban divide; the state of small and rural libraries in the United States; a focused look at rural schools receiving school improvement grants; emerging energy industries and rural growth; the current and future role and impact of Medicaid in rural health; and frequently asked questions of the essential air service (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Broadband Availability Beyond the Rural/Urban Divide (pp. 1-16)
David Beede and Anne Neville

Chapter 2 – The State of Small and Rural Libraries in the United States (pp. 17-38)
Deanne W. Swan, Justin Grimes and Timothy Owens

Chapter 3 – A Focused Look at Rural Schools Receiving School Improvement Grants (pp. 39-80)
Linda Rosenberg, Megan Davis Christianson, Megan Hague Angus and Emily Rosenthal

Chapter 4 – Emerging Energy Industries and Rural Growth (pp. 81-146)
Jason P. Brown, Jeremy G. Weber and Timothy R. Wojan

Chapter 5 – The Current and Future Role and Impact of Medicaid in Rural Health (pp. 147-156)
Keith J. Mueller, Andrew F. Coburn, Jennifer P. Lundblad, A. Clinton MacKinney, Timothy D. McBride and Sidney D. Watson

Chapter 6 – Essential Air Service (EAS): Frequently Asked Questions (pp. 157-168)
Rachel Y. Tang


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