California's San Joaquin Valley and the Appalachian Region: Comparison and Contrast

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Nova Publishers, 2006 - 301 sivua
This book undertakes a study of the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) and a comparison with the Appalachian region. The eight-county San Joaquin Valley, part of California's Central Valley, is home to 5 of the 10 most agriculturally productive counties in the United States. By a wide range of indicators, the SJV is also one of the most economically depressed regions of the United States. This book analyses the SJV's counties and statistically documents the basis of current socio-economic conditions. The book further explores the extent to which the SJV shares similarities with and differs from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) area and a 68-county Central Appalachian sub-region which contains some of the most economically distressed counties in Appalachia. The book also examines the role of federal expenditures in the cities and counties of the SJV. In addition to examining socio-economic conditions in the SJV, the book provides analysis of water supply and quality issues especially those concerning agriculture, air quality concerns, and rail and shipping issues. It is fully indexed.
 

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An Overview of the San Joaquin Valley
1
Contemporary Research on the SJV
3
Regional Approaches to Economic Development Introduction
8
The San Joaquin Valley and Appalachia A Socioeconomic Comparison
15
Socioeconomic Indicators in the SJV and Appalachia 19802003
19
Federal Direct Expenditures in the San Joaquin Valley and the Appalachian Regional Commission Area
91
Geographical Information System Mapping of Federal Funds Data
107
The Economic Structure of the San Joaquin Valley
115
Reports and Studies on the SJV 19802005
207
Water Quality
209
Ecology
210
Poverty and Income
211
Economic Growth and Development
212
Education and Training
213
Agriculture in California and the San JoaquinCentral Valley
214
Publications of the Center for Public Policy Studies California State UniversityStanislaus
215

Agriculture in the SJV
116
The NonAgricultural Economy of the San Joaquin
139
The Health Care Industry as a Growth Sector for the SJV
166
Selected Natural Resource and Environmental Issues in the SJV
183
Water Quality Issues in the SJV144
186
Managing Manure at Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
190
Air Quality Issues in the SJV155
192
Transportation Investment and Economic Development
197
The Obligation of FederalAid Highway Funds in the SJV
199
High Speed Rail and Economic Development
204
Public Finance
216
Data Sources
219
San Joaquin Valley Governments and Institutes
221
Public Policy Analysis Groups
223
Central Appalachian Counties As Defined by USDAs Economic Research Service
225
Counties of the Tennessee Valley Authority
227
Federal Direct Expenditures and Obligations by Individual Program and San Joaquin Valley County
229
References
277
Index
293
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