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Economic factors influencing land use changes in the South-Central United StatesAuthor(s): Ralph J. Alig; Fred C. White; Brian C. Murray
Source: Res. Pap. SE-272. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 26 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionEconometric models of land use change were estimated for two physiographic regions in the South-Central United States. Results are consistent-with the economic hierarchy of land use, with population and personal income being significant explanatory variables. Findings regarding the importance of relative agricultural and forestry market-based incomes in influencing regional land use shifts suggest that farm programs play an important, but continually changing, role in land use change.
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CitationAlig, Ralph J.; White, Fred C.; Murray, Brian C. 1988. Economic factors influencing land use changes in the South-Central United States. Res. Pap. SE-272. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 26 p.
Keywordseconometric analysis, acreage, forest land
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