A new title edited by Professor Sophia Davidova together with Kenneth J Thomson (University of Aberdeen) and Ashok K Mishra (Morrison School of Agribusiness, USA) has been published by World Scientific.
This unique title compares rural policies and employment in the two most developed parts of the world — the EU and USA. The book includes a chapter titled ‘Employment Effects of CAP Payments in the UK Non-Farm Economy’, which was jointly researched by Sophia Davidova (University of Kent), Alastair Bailey (University of Kent) and Marian Rizov (University of Lincoln).
Further information on the book, can be found on the World Scientific website.
Rural Policies and Employment. TransAtlantic Experiences
edited by Sophia M Davidova (University of Kent, UK), Kenneth J Thomson (University of Aberdeen, UK) and Ashok K Mishra (Morrison School of Agribusiness, USA)
A unique title comparing rural policies and employment in the two most developed parts of the world — the EU and USA. While both regions are concerned for their vast rural areas, each adopts a strikingly different approach to create and maintain employment there, making rural space attractive to businesses and residents.
This book focuses on a major issue of socioeconomic and policy concern, i.e. whether jobs and incomes can be protected or created in rural areas, where often agriculture no longer provides a large and secure basis for employment. Within a “paired” chapter structure covering both the European Union and the United States of America, it deals with several themes of interest including farm policies, labor entry and exit, and rural and household enterprise diversification. Specific “special studies” also analyze recent developments within countries or regions.