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dc.contributor.advisorNorton, George W.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorAlwang, Jeffrey R.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorMills, Bradford F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMykerezi, Eltonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-06T14:45:39Z
dc.date.available2011-08-06T14:45:39Z
dc.date.issued1992-00-00en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-01162004-172716en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/9707
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines trends in the socio-economic well-being in rural counties where Blacks represent one-third or more of the population. In addition, this thesis also examines the impact that college education has on the economic development of these counties, with particular focus on the role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The thesis is composed of two papers: "Education and Socioeconomic Wellbeing in Racially Diverse Rural Counties", and "Economic Growth in Racially Diverse Rural Counties: The Contribution of Historically Black Colleges and Universities." The first of the two papers provides a descriptive review of the racially diverse rural counties (RDRCs) which are located exclusively in the rural south and generally have very low levels of economic well-being. On a positive note, college education levels in RDRCs are found to have increased rapidly between 1990 and 2000. County-level, regression analysis suggests that these increases were in part due to the concentration of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the region. Local investments in K__12 education are also found to be linked to county education levels. The second paper uses county subdivision level regression analysis, and finds that proximity to HBCUs influences college education amongst Blacks in RDRCs positively. Further county subdivision-level regression analysis suggests that the rate of college education attainment in these counties amongst Blacks and the general population has a significant positive impact upon income growth in RDRCs.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartTemplate1.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartChapter1.pdfen_US
dc.rightsThe authors of the theses and dissertations are the copyright owners. Virginia Tech's Digital Library and Archives has their permission to store and provide access to these works.en_US
dc.source.urihttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-01162004-172716en_US
dc.subjectPublic Investmenten_US
dc.subjectRural Southen_US
dc.subjectIncome Growthen_US
dc.subjectBlacksen_US
dc.subjectPublic Educationen_US
dc.subjectHigher Educationen_US
dc.titleEducation and Socio-Economic Wellbeing in Racially Diverse Rural Counties: The Contribution of Historically Black Colleges and Universitiesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAgricultural and Applied Economicsen_US
dc.description.degreeMSen_US


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