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Assessing the Impact of Prison Siting On Rural Economic Development

Show simple item record Holley Jr., William T.
dc.creator Holley Jr., William T. 2008-11-17 2008-12-12T17:32:48Z NO_RESTRICTION en 2008-12-12T17:32:48Z 2008-12-12T17:32:48Z
dc.description.abstract From 1980 to 2002, the U.S. prison population grew from 330,000 to 1,350,000 inmates. To house these prisoners, hundreds of new prisons were constructed in non-metro counties. Most communities accepted prisons on the promise of new jobs and the hope of economic development, but little research has been done to determine the actual economic development value these institutions provide to the rural counties where they are located. In order to measure the impact of new prisons on the rural economy, this research compares indicators of economic development between non-metro counties with new prisons and similar non-metro counties without prisons. Prisons, as a public good, are limited in their ability to stimulate economic development.
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject regional planning en_US
dc.subject economic growth en_US
dc.subject public good en_US
dc.subject rural en_US
dc.subject prisons en_US
dc.subject economic development en_US
dc.title Assessing the Impact of Prison Siting On Rural Economic Development en
dc.type Dissertation en Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy en Doctoral en Public Policy en George Mason University en

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