Book Chapter

Global changes and individual responses in rural areas: The dynamics of low income and household economic status

E Vera-Toscano, PA Chapman

Local Responses to Global Integration | Published : 2018


This chapter focuses on rural residents and, particularly, on their response to changing opportunities in rural areas of developed countries. It examines changes which have taken place in rural areas, using the first five waves of the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), comparing them with what has happened in urban areas. The BHPS consists of a national representative sample of approximately 5,500 households recruited in 1991, containing a total of around 10,000 individuals. The chapter explores the findings that result from modelling the transition probabilities into and out of low income. One of the immediate consequences of the globalization process has been that of restructuring, and..

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