GOAL CONFLICTS IN RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.

In regional economic development planning, achieving one objective often results In achieving less of another, tradeoffs exist among alternatives Two parts of area economic objectives are examined-gross regional product versus local employment and local wage bill versus local employment-and tradeoff curves are derived The tradeoff curve range is greater and, therefore, the conflict Situation more interesting between the first pair of objectives-a capital oriented and a labor-oriented objective-than between the second pair-two labor-oriented goals As regions become more open, tradeoff schedules shift outward and range and curvature Increase, Intensifying the need for compromise

Keywords: Regional goals ; Tradeoff curves ; Linear programming ; Rural development ; Economic planning

Subject(s): Community/Rural/Urban Development

Public Economics

Issue Date: 1980-07

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/148687 Published in: Agricultural Economics Research, Volume 32, Number 3 Page range: 21-25

Total Pages: 5

Record appears in: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) > Economic Research Service > Agricultural Economics Research

Author: Williams, Daniel G.

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/148687?ln=en

Related documents