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Assessing the Impact of Prison Siting On Rural Economic Development

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dc.contributor.author Holley Jr., William T.
dc.creator Holley Jr., William T.
dc.date 2008-11-17
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-12T17:32:48Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en
dc.date.available 2008-12-12T17:32:48Z
dc.date.issued 2008-12-12T17:32:48Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/3351
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. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject regional planning en
dc.subject economic growth en
dc.subject public good en
dc.subject rural en
dc.subject prisons en
dc.subject economic development en
dc.title Assessing the Impact of Prison Siting On Rural Economic Development en
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Public Policy en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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