Traditional and Nontraditional Data as Indicators of Economic Activity in Rural Communities
Richard McHugh, Ronald Cooper, Sheila A. Martin, Daniel M. Otto, Stanley R. Johnson
January 1990 [90-SR 40]
McHugh, R., R. Cooper, S.A. Martin, D.M. Otto, and S.R. Johnson. 1990. "Traditional and Nontraditional Data as Indicators of Economic Activity in Rural Communities." Staff report 90-SR 40. Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University.
The objective of this study was twofold: (1) to identify nontraditional sources of data that can be used to monitor economic activity in rural areas, and (2) to test the relationship between such data and trends in traditional measures, such as income and employment.