Measuring the Impact of Meat Packing and Processing Facilities in Nonmetropolitan Counties: A Difference-in-Differences Approach

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States
American Journal of Agricultural Economics (Impact Factor: 1.36). 08/2007; 89(3):557-570. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8276.2007.01003.x
Source: RePEc

ABSTRACT Considerable controversy exists regarding the costs and benefits of growth in the meat packing and processing industry for rural counties. This study investigates the effects of this industry on social and economic outcomes in nonmetropolitan counties of 23 Midwestern and Southern states from 1990 to 2000. Results suggest that as the meat packing industry's share of a county's total employment and wage bill rises, total employment growth increases. However, employment growth in other sectors slows, as does local wage growth. Industry growth has little impact on local crime rates or on growth of government spending on education, health, or police protection. Copyright 2007 American Agricultural Economics Association.


Available from: Peter Orazem, May 29, 2015
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: This study seeks to understand the manner and extent to which western national forests influence an area's overall population and employment growth by evaluating changes in management emphasis from single to multiple uses. The Carlino and Mills model was used to examine county level data from 12 western states over the period 1977–2010. Changes in timber sales and the amount of land owned by the Forest Service were not found to be significantly related to employment growth.
    Forest Policy and Economics 01/2014; 50. DOI:10.1016/j.forpol.2014.08.002 · 1.81 Impact Factor
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: This study examined the job satisfaction of 253 Latino/a newcomers in three rural communities in the Midwest. Specifically, the authors explored the effects of ethnic identity, Anglo acculturation, Latino/a acculturation, perceptions of the community (social relations, discrimination/racism, and language pressures), job tenure, work hours, and salary on participants’ job satisfaction. Results of a hierarchical regression analysis indicated that ethnic identity and Anglo acculturation had a positive effect, while perceptions of the community related to discrimination/racism had a negative effect on job satisfaction. Latino/a acculturation, perceived social relations in the community, perceived language pressures in the community, job tenure, hours worked, and wages were not significantly related to job satisfaction. The regression model accounted for 16% of the variance in job satisfaction. The implications of the findings for career counseling practice are discussed, and suggestions for future research on Latino/a immigrants’ career development are provided.
    Journal of Career Development 01/2012; 39(1):31-49. DOI:10.1177/0894845310386478 · 1.52 Impact Factor
  • Source