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  1. Rural electrification: benefits in different spheres; Eletrificacao rural: beneficios em diferentes esferas

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    Cruz, Cassiano N.P. [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). Eletrovento Ltda, Incubadora de Empresas de Base Tecnologica], e-mail: cassiano@eletrovento.com.br; Mourad, Anna L. [Instituto de Tecnologia de Alimentos (ITAL) Campinas, SP (Brazil). Centro de Tecnologia de Embalagem], e-mail: anna@ital.sp.gov.br; Morinigo, Marcos A. [Comissao de Servicos Publicos de Energia do Estado de Sao Paulo (CSPE), SP (Brazil)], e-mail: mmorinigo@sp.gov.br; Sanga, Godfrey [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). Fac. de Engenharia Mecanica], e-mail: godfrey@fem.unicamp.br

    2004-07-01

    In the last few decades, there has been a constant migration of rural population to urban areas looking for employment and better quality of life. During the same period, industrial sector grew significantly and became economically more important than the rural sector. Consequently, the industrial sector became government's first development priority. In addition, the energy system was focused on large power plants energy production and high potentials long distance transmissions to large energy consumers, urban centers and industries. Limited efforts were done to provide energy to small and dispersed rural consumers as it seemed to be economically less attractive. This article, therefore, shows the importance of rural electrification over human, economical and social development including its impact across the rural communities' boundaries. While regarded as an important factor for development, rural electrification is, however, a function of many input factors in a mutual dependence relationships, reinforcement and feedback loops. Besides of the evident benefits of increased comfort and satisfaction levels to the rural population, other benefits of rural electrification includes improved access to information and communication media, agricultural mechanization and consequent improvement of the agricultural productivity. Agricultural sector is an important part of the industrial production chain: each R$ 1,00 invested in rural electrification generates R$ 3,00 along the production chain and increases the consumption of durable goods, Word Bank, Gazeta Mercantil (1999). For the population and urbanization control, rural electrification creates favorable conditions to maintain people in the rural areas as such reducing government expenditures for urban infrastructure which is more expensive than the rural one. Moreover, this reduces incidences of unemployment in big cities as it generates jobs in the rural sector. Implementation of a combined rural

  2. Rural electrification to low cost; Eletrificacao rural de baixo custo

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    Ribeiro, Fernando Selles

    1993-07-01

    Rural electrification is a political matter. Sometimes it is discussed as a social matter, sometimes as an economical matter, sometimes as a technical matter. The political aspect of the decisions is remarkable in all three fields.The present work relies on the concept that poorer producers will only be reached by a rural electrification program, if an alternative technology is used aiming to obtain low cost per connection. The ordinary distribution has a cost which doesn't reach those people. The work shows that target is denied in three moments by ideological reason. In a first moment it is denied by state economical politics, always neglecting giving assistance to poorer producers. In a second moment, it is denied by the utility which claims to have more urging problems to solve. Finally, it is denied by the engineer of distribution who, ideologically, turns to an engineering of primacy, and doesn't o think about the use of a more simplified technology. Actions to intended to interrupt these mechanisms are mentioned. One of the actions aims to introduce in the preparatory studies of engineers deeper discussions concerning the social function of energy. The other action is the proposition of a standard of rural electrification with leads to the solution of the problem, since there is political attention. (author)

  3. Rural electrification policy: overcoming institutional dilemmas; Politica de eletrificacao rural: superando dilemas institucionais

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    Ribeiro, Fernando Selles; Santos, Jose Francisco Martins [Sao Paulo Univ., SP (Brazil). Escola Politecnica

    1994-12-01

    Only one in four rural estates in Brazil receives electric energy. The great majority can only be reached by a rural electrification program adopting low cost technological solutions, following an institutional arrangement different from those presently practiced. Such objective is denied at three stages. In the first instance, it is denied by the state economic policy, which has little sensitivity for meeting the requirements of low income rural producers. At another instance, it is denied by the power companies, always facing more urgent problems and more important clients.Finally it is denied by the distribution sectors of those companies, which is turned towards an excellence engineering, while turning its back to the required technological simplifications. This work reviews a model for electrification of small rural properties, formulated and financed by BNDES in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, allowing for a suitable solution for the issue. Rural electrification is discussed either as a social issue, or as an economic issue and even as a technical issue. The political nature of the decisions is highlighted at those three levels. (author) 16 refs., 2 tabs.

  4. Impacts evaluation: recent experience in rural electrification; Avaliacao de impactos: experiencia recente em eletrificacao rural

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    Pereira, Marcio Giannini; Rodrigues, Alexia de Freitas; Paz, Luciana Rocha Leal da [Centro de Pesquisas de Energia Eletrica (CEPEL), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Camacho, Cristiane Farias [Fundacao Padre Leonel Franca (FPLF), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2008-07-01

    The electric power is one of the important requirements for the promotion of the social inclusion and of the development, especially in rural areas. In order to fill out this gap, the Brazilian government established as a goal reaches the universalization of the public electric energy services to provide conditions for the improvement of the quality of life of the urban and rural population. In this sense, the evaluation of the recent experiences in rural electrification can be of great help to achieve this objective in an efficient way. The results of such evaluation can point out some actions for the universalization of the attendance seeking for the continuous improvement of the planning and decision making process, either in the direction of the attendance of the proposed goals or in the poverty mitigation. (author)

  5. Rural electrification in Santarem: contribution of micro hydroelectric power plants; Eletrificacao rural em Santarem: contribuicao das micro centrais hidreletricas

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    Els, Rudi Henri Van; Diniz, Janaina Deane De Abreu Sa; Souza, Josiane do Socorro Aguiar de; Brasil Junior, Antonio Cesar Pinho; Sousa, Antonio Nazareno Almada de [Universidade de Barsilia (UnB), DF (Brazil). Lab. de Energia e Ambiente; Kroetz, Jaemir Grasiel [Indalma Industria e Comercio, Santarem, PA (Brazil)

    2010-07-01

    The municipality of Santarem in the lower Amazon river is the main center in the western region of the state of Para with a population of 274.285 inhabitants, with 31.633 of them living in the rural zone, where only 1.060 rural costumers have access to regular electricity service from the utility provider. This incipient coverage of electricity service in the rural zone urged the local population to look for alternatives. This was found in the use of the hydraulic potential of creeks and rivers with rapids and waterfalls to implement pico and micro hydroelectric plants. So since 2001, 44 pico and 12 micro hydropower plants were installed in the municipalities of Santarem, Belterra and Uruara in the state of Para by local entrepreneurs and communities to attend their basic electricity needs. These systems attend approximately 580 families with a total installed capacity of more than 700 kVA. The consolidation of this technological alternative induced the Regional Superintendent of the Institute for Colonization and Land Reform (INCRA) and the Municipality of Santarem to elaborate a project to attend the land reform settlements in the region. This led to the installation of 6 micro hydropower (MHP) with a total installed capacity of 820kVA and a 252 km distribution network to attend 1.630 families in the settlements of Moju and Corta Corda. The purpose of this paper is to present the MHP's installed in the region and to show the contribution of these units in the rural electrification of rural settlements in Santarem. The paper discusses also the management model of these units. The survey's methodology consisted in the systematization of project data from the plant builder, INCRA and the municipality. The information was obtained from the official bibliography from the local actors and complemented by field surveys with interviews and observation. Despite the fact that the MHP's are in operation, they are not yet registered in the data base of the

  6. Rural electrification in Santarem: the contribution of micro hydropower; Eletrificacao rural em Santarem: contribuicao das micro centrais hidreletricas

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    Els, Rudi Henri Van [Universidade de Brasilia (UnB), DF (Brazil). Lab. de Energia e Ambiente; Diniz, Janaina Deane de Abreu Sa; Souza, Josiane do Socorro Aguiar de; Brasil Junior, Antonio Cesar Pinho; Sousa, Antonio Nazareno Almada de; Kroetz, Jaemir Grasiel [Indalma Industria e Comercio, Santarem, PA (Brazil)

    2011-04-15

    The municipality of Santarem in the lower Amazon river is the main center in the western region of the state of Para with a population of 274.285 inhabitants, with 31.633 of them living in the rural zone, where only 1.060 rural costumers have access to regular electricity service from the utility provider. This incipient coverage of electricity service in the rural zone urged the local population to look for alternatives. This was found in the use of the hydraulic potential of creeks and rivers with rapids and waterfalls to implement pico and micro hydroelectric plants. So since 2001, 44 pico and 12 micro hydropower plants were installed in the municipalities of Santarem, Belterra and Uruara in the state of Para by local entrepreneurs and communities to attend their basic electricity needs. These systems attend approximately 580 families with a total installed capacity of more than 700 kVA . The consolidation of this technological alternative induced the Regional Superintendent of the Institute for Colonization and Land Reform (INCRA ) and the Municipality of Santarem to elaborate a project to attend the land reform settlements in the region. This led to the installation of 6 micro hydropower (MHP) with a total installed capacity of 820kVA and a 252 km distribution network to attend 1.630 families in the settlements of Moju and Corta Corda. The purpose of this paper is to present the MHP's installed in the region and to show the contribution of these units in the rural electrification of rural settlements in Santarem. The paper discusses also the management model of these units. The survey's methodology consisted in the systematization of project data from the plant builder, INCRA and the municipality. The information was obtained from the official bibliography from the local actors and complemented by field surveys with interviews and observation. Despite the fact that the MHP's are in operation, they are not yet registered in the data base of the

  7. Rural electrification based on photovoltaic systems: systemic evaluation and analysis; Eletrificacao rural com sistemas fotovoltaicos: avaliacao e analise sistemicas

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    Orellana Lafuente, Renan Jorge

    1995-07-01

    In spite of all advances made by modern technology, there are still regions which remoteness has made electrification of poor rural localities very difficult or impossible. The only practical solution for these localities is a local, decentralized form of electrical generation, such as solar energy. Based on its availability and potential, together with the scientific and technical advances made in photovoltaic conversion, solar energy is an alternative which is viable for many rural areas in developing countries. The technology has matured sufficiently, but in its application there is still a need for systematization for experiences, especially in the areas of planning and management. The present work deals with a project carried in the community of Chimboata, Chimboata department, Bolivia. The implementation aspects are analysed and the implementation methodology described. Finally, the forms of managing and funding this type of systems are analysed. (author)

  8. Rural electrification with photovoltaic solar technology using solar home system; Eletrificacao rural com tecnologia solar fotovoltaica utilizando sistemas isolados autonomos

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    Salviano, Carlos Jose Caldas

    1999-02-01

    The utilization of solar energy, inexhaustible on the earthly scale of time, as heat and light source, today is one of the energetics alternatives more to confront the challenges of the new millennium. Remarkable is the impulse that power generation photovoltaic has received in Brazil. In Pernambuco, state of Brazil, the CELPE - Electric Power Company of Pernambuco, already implanted more than 750 photovoltaic solar home system (95 kW installed) for power supply to rural communities far from the grid connection that come across in commercial operation since 1994. Eight configurations were studied with modifications in their components (panel, battery and charge) with the objective to evaluate the performance and the adequacy of the size these configurations. The parameters utilized for this evaluation were: solar energy diary incident on the panel plat, diary efficiency generator, output voltage on the generator and state of charge the batteries bank. A system of data acquisition automated was fined to measure in real conditions the function of each components, the following parameters: solar radiation incident and temperature on the photovoltaic generator, voltage and generator current, batteries bank and charge and ambient temperature. About the configurations studied, it follows that analysis the operational of characteristics capacity and battery capacity of the SHS utilized, simulating the rural electrification conditions. It was possible to certify the adequate configurations for the load profile will be supply. (author)

  9. Beneficios esperados de la educación media superior en comunidades rurales

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    Ivania de la Cruz Orozco

    2016-01-01

    En este estudio de caso múltiple analizamos los beneficios que jóvenes en comunidades rurales y marginadas esperan obtener de un certificado de bachillerato. Los beneficios esperados consisten en transitar a la educación superior y tener trabajos que no sean físicamente demandantes. Las expectativas de los jóvenes se contrastan con las circunstancias que los estudiantes enfrentan al graduarse en Oaxaca, entidad donde se realizó la investigación. Los jóvenes de comunidades rurales y marginadas...

  10. CRERAL: one experience in cooperative in rural electrification and a new legislation for the cooperatives; CRERAL: uma experiencia de cooperativa na eletrificacao rural e a nova legislacao para as cooperativas

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    Prado, Joao Alderi do [Cooperativa Regional de Eletrificacao Rural do Alto Uruguai LTDA (CRERAL), Campinas, RS (Brazil)], E-mail: creral@st.com.br

    2003-01-15

    Cooperativa Regional de Eletrificacao Rural do Alto Uruguai LTDA - CRERAL was created in July 23rd, 1969, to take energy to the countryside, because the concessionaire did not use to do that in that time. CRERAL has been distributing electric energy in the countryside for 33 years and, recently, it has been producing energy too. This work shows a brief historic of CRERAL and a new scenario to the cooperatives of rural electrification in relation to the new Brazilian electric model. After 33 years, CRERAL has a great experience in distributing electric energy in the countryside. In 2001, CRERAL had 5,647 partners using the energy in 37 cities in the north region of Rio Grande do Sul, with its head-office in Erechim - RS, with an electric system of 1,781 km of web and 18,890 posts, 1,475 transformers installed with a potency of 17,161 KVA. CRERAL has implanted a model of democratic management, that permits the partners to take part in the decisions of the cooperative, including organized groups in the communities (that are 105 today) and the general assembly. The partners define the priorities, the changes, the investments and the tariff to be charged. With studies starting in 1997, CRERAL started producing energy. In 2000, was inaugurated the first PCH. With a potency of 720 KW, Abauna Dam was responsible for 26% of the energy consumed by the cooperative in 2001. Cascata das Andorinhas PCH Dam, with a potency of 1,000 KW , is being built and it must be working by the end of 2002. The new electric model will bring great changes to the cooperativism of electrification with the possibility that the cooperatives be transformed in permissionaires of public service of energy, but it will also represent a great challenge to be inserted and to continuo existing in this new scenario. (author)

  11. The rural electric cooperatives in a new scenario of the electric sector; As cooperativas de eletrificacao rural no novo cenario do setor eletrico

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    Pelegrini, Marcelo Aparecido; Ribeiro, Fernando Selles; Pazzini, Luiz Henrique Alves [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), SP (Brazil). Escola Politecnica. Dept. de Engenharia de Energia e Automacao Eletricas], e-mail: macpel@pea.usp.br, e-mail: fribeiro@pea.usp.br, e-mail: pazzini@pea.usp.br

    2004-07-01

    The rural electric cooperatives are agents who have always been on the edge of the electric sector. Now, they must be regularized to the new rules of the electric energy public service established by the 1995 Concessions Law. This work provides an evaluation of the Brazilian rural electric cooperatives regulation apparatus and the regularization public policy applied in Sao Paulo. The evaluation focus is the rural citizen, the electric energy consumer and the citizens who have been excluded from this public service. The interpretation of the problem and the study of the regularization process has led to the evidence that the situation reached an impasse. The thesis is that the attitude of regulatory agencies create a paradox where the cooperatives are not covered by the regulation policies with damage to citizens in these areas. Particularly, given that the Brazilian citizens have won the right of electricity access, the citizen who lives in the cooperative area have no protection by State to do this right effective. This work offers an academic proposal to break this institutional impasse, based on the search of the agents' equilibrium. (author)

  12. Rural electrical process and the agroindustrial expansion in Goias state, Brazil; Processo de eletrificacao rural e a expansao da agroindustria no extremo sudoeste goiano

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    Alves, Josias Manoel [Universidade Federal de Goias (UFG), Goiania, GO (Brazil); Instituto Federal de Educacao, Ciencia e Tecnologia de Goias (CEFET/GO), Goiania, GO (Brazil)

    2004-07-01

    The electric energy is an important tool to rural communities, promoting quality of life through its use at home or as part of the productive process. The Rural Electrical Project of the State of Goias began with the collaboration between The Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund (OECF) and the Electric Company of the State of Goias. The subject of this paper is to characterize the electric energy use in three farms attended by OECF project, in Rio Verde, Jatai and Mineiro. It was done the checking, analysis and description of situations related to the electric installation, motors starting, conservation and use of alternative energy source. It was evident that all farms use electric motors to several purposes (irrigation, manufacture of ration, triturates, mechanic milking, etc). Two farms used electric fences, while only one used hybrid system. It was verified at the visited farms presented an expressive use of the electric energy in its domestic usage as much as an input to the productive process. (author)

  13. Evaluation as a tool for planning: a case study on rural electrification; Avaliacao como instrumento de planejamento: estudo de caso em eletrificacao rural

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    Pereira, Marcio Giannini; Rodrigues, Alexia de Freitas; Paz, Luciana Rocha Leal da [Centro de Pesquisas de Energia Eletrica (CEPEL), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Camacho, Cristiane Farias [Fundacao Padre Leonel Franca, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2008-07-01

    The universalization of access of the electric energy is one of the goals established by the Brazilian government so as to attend the rural and urban population. The arrival of electric energy in remote and low income areas allows these populations to reach one of the basic conditions to improve the quality of life and citizenship. In order to achieve this goal efficiently, it is necessary to build tools that make possible the impact and process evaluation, searching the continuous improvement of the planning and decision making, either in the direction of the attendance of the proposed goals, or in the poverty mitigation. The knowledge originated from evaluation impact studies provides an important contribution to the improvement of social programs, and a return to society as how the public fund is being managed, promoting transparency and focus. In this context, tolls are developed so as to support the impact and process evaluation in terms of rural electrification publics policies, using a study case that includes about 23.000 questionnaires in 21 states, considering the moment before the access (ex-ante) and after (ex-post), during the years of 2000 and 2004. (author)

  14. Cost comparison of individual and mini grid photovoltaic systems for rural electrification; Comparacao de custos entre sistemas fotovoltaicos individuais e minicentrais fotovoltaicas para eletrificacao rural

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    Soares, Guilherme Fleury Wanderley; Vieira, Leonardo dos Santos Reis; Galdino, Marco Antonio Esteves [Centro de Pesquisas de Energia Eletrica (CEPEL), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)], Emails: fleury@cepel.br, lsrv@cepel.br, marcoag@cepel.br; Olivieri, Marta Maria de Almeida; Borges, Eduardo Luis de Paula; Carvalho, Claudio Monteiro de; Lima, Alex Artigiani Neves [Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras S.A. (ELETROBRAS), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)], Emails: martaolivieri@eletrobras.com, eduardo_borges@eletrobras.com, claudio.carvalho@eletrobras.com, alex.lima@eletrobras.com

    2010-07-01

    A cost comparison for individual and mini grid photovoltaic systems is made regarding the use of these systems for rural electrification in Northern Brazil. The estimates for maintenance costs were based on existing experience for individual systems already operating in the region. A comparison was also made between modified automotive lead acid batteries commonly used in photovoltaic systems in Brazil and the much more expensive OPzS tubular types. The results of these evaluations show that the maintenance costs are expected to be lower in the case of the mini grids than in individual systems. This is because for a given number of houses to be supplied with electrical energy, they use a smaller number of components subject to failures, like inverters and charge controllers. OPzS batteries are expected to compensate for their higher prices if their predicted operating lifetime can be confirmed under the practical conditions envisaged. (author)

  15. The participation of the sectors of electric energy consumption in a rural electrification cooperative; A participacao dos setores de consumo de energia eletrica em uma cooperativa de eletrificacao rural

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    Higuchi, Cristiane Aparecida Pelegrin [Instituicao Toledo de Ensino (ITE), Bauru, SP (Brazil). Fac. de Ciencias Contabeis], e-mail: cristiane.higuchi@itelefonica.com.br; Siqueira, Jair Antonio Cruz [UNESP, Botucatu, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Ciencias Agronomicas. Curso de Pos-Graduacao em Energia na Agricultura], e-mail: jairsiqueira@fca.unesp.br; Seraphim, Odivaldo Jose [UNESP, Botucatu, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Ciencias Agronomicas. Dept. de Engenharia Rural], e-mail: seraphim@fca.unesp.br; Ielo, Frederico G. de Paula F. [Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, PR (Brazil). Dept. de Informatica

    2004-07-01

    This work had the objective of to evaluate the behavior of the electrical energy distribution in a Rural Electrification Cooperative, placed inside the State of Sao Paulo, embracing the region of the county of Itai, Avare and Paranapanema. Were appraised the electric energy distribution data of the Rural Electrification Cooperative of Itai, Avare and Paranapanema - CERIPA, during the years of 2000, 2001 and 2002. Was evaluated the sale of energy evolution, clearance evolution, general load factor and the electrical distribution for consumer type. The found results allowed to end that the Rural electrification Cooperative, show a good electric energy distribution in residential, rural and irrigation sectors. (author)

  16. Perspectives for rural electrification in the new economic and institutional scenario of the brazilian electric sector; Perspectivas para a eletrificacao rural no novo cenario economico-institucional do setor eletrico brasileiro

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    Oliveira, Luciana Correa de

    2001-03-15

    This thesis discusses the energy deficit in Brazilian rural areas, from the viewpoint of the ongoing reform, which is establishing a new economic and institutional model for the electric sector. The main objective of this inquiry is to reveal the perspectives for the solution of the rural energy problem, by means of a critical examination of the legal and executive initiatives related to the expansion of electric coverage, indicating the priority level of rural electrification within the reform. This analysis infers the need of an innovative reform approach, different from the solutions employed by developed countries, due to peculiar characteristics of the Brazilian case. (author)

  17. Adaptation of rural electricity cooperatives in the State of Parana to the scenario of the electric sector; Adaptacao das cooperativas de eletrificacao rural do estado do Parana ao cenario do setor eletrico

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    Oliveira, Celso Eduardo Lins de [Universidade de Sao Paulo (FZEA/USP), Pirassununga, SP (Brazil). Fac. de Zootecnia e Engenharia de Alimentos. Dept. de Engenharia de Alimentos], Email: celsooli@fzea.usp.br; Halmenan, Maria Cristina Rodrigues; Reisdoerfer, Eli Carlos; Massochin, Amauri [Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Parana (UNIOESTE), Cascavel, PR (Brazil). Programa de Pos Graduacao em Engenharia Agricola], Email: cristhalmeman@gmail.com

    2006-07-01

    Rural Electrification Cooperatives (REC) has already played a fundamental role in rural electrification process. Bearing in mind changes in legislation towards specific laws that tend to facilitate energy distribution and trade relations, REC has increased there potential to contribute even more to above mentioned process. The present work intended to assess how REC settled in Parana State have adapted themselves to the privatised electrical business scenario as well as to new legal requirements and the presence of great national and international corporations disputing the energy market. Such new electrical market model favors huge changes to the electrification cooperatives, with the possibility of transforming cooperatives into public service energy with governmental permission. Moreover, it also represents a giant challenge for their insertion and continuity in such new scenario, in as much as the REC classification process as public service companies for electric energy distribution has been carried out for years, added to the scarcity of investments on state cooperatives, therefore restricting electric energy supply to residential, rural and irrigation sectors. (author)

  18. Inspection on rural electrification cooperatives in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil - a step for the regularization; Inspecao de cooperativas de eletrificacao rural em Sao Paulo - um passo para sua regularizacao

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    Pazzini, Luiz Henrique Alves; Kurahassi, Luiz Fernando; Ribeiro, Fernando Selles [Sao Paulo Univ. , SP (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia de Energia e Automacao Eletricas. Grupo de Energia]. E-mail: pazzini@pea.usp.br; Fernandes Filho, Guilherme Eugenio Filippo [UNESP, Guaratingueta, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Engenharia. Dept. de Energia]. E-mail: gfilippo@feg.unesp.br

    2000-07-01

    The state of Sao Paulo counts, now, with seventeen cooperatives of rural electrification that assist several areas of the state. Those agents of the electric sector are, in Brazil, going by a regularization process coordinated by ANEEL (Agencia Nacional das Empresas de Energia Eletrica) - the Brazilian electric energy agency. In Sao Paulo that process is being driven by the CSPE (Comissao de Servicos Publicos de Energia) - the Brazilian energy public service commission. One of the stages of that process was the inspection of the cooperatives, accomplished during the year of 1999 by five teams from UNESP and from USP. This paper describes the methodology used in those inspections and presents the main data. It concludes that the service rendered by the cooperatives is of good quality, and, than smaller is the cooperative, better is the attendance. It also the need of technological advancements that the cooperatives will have to accomplish if they want to participle in a competitive and regularity market. (author)

  19. Development of an electronic converter with maximum power point tracking for photovoltaic systems applied to rural electrification; Desenvolvimento de conversor eletronico para maxima transferencia de potencia em sistemas fotovoltaicos aplicados a eletrificacao rural

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    Machado Neto, Lauro de Vilhena Brandao [Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Minas Gerais (PUC-Minas), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil); Cabral, Claudia Valeria Tavora; Oliveira Filho, Delly [Universidade Federal de Vicosa (UFV), MG (Brazil); Diniz, Antonia Sonia Alves Cardoso [Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (CEMIG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil); Cortizo, Porfirio Cabaleiro [Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)

    2004-07-01

    The maximization of the efficiency in the electric energy conversion is essential to the developing of technical and economic viability of photovoltaic solar energy systems. This paper presents the development of an electronic converter with maximum power point tracking for photovoltaic systems applied to rural electrification. The standalone photovoltaic system used is similar to the systems installed by Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais - CEMIG in the schools of isolated communities, inside the Solar Light Program. Initially were developed test procedures of the equipment used in the system like photovoltaic generators, electronic ballasts, inverters, charge controllers and batteries, covering minimum performance requirements and in compliance with national and international standards, as possible, due to the instrumentation availability. A data acquisition system was assembled to monitoring the photovoltaic system. A simulation of the system was implemented and the aims were to optimize the project and carry out a comparative study with the monitoring results. The converter with maximum power point tracking consists of a direct current converter in the buck configuration and the control algorithm was implemented in a micro controller, being the first results presented here. After finished the prototype, it will be incorporated in the photovoltaic system and will be accomplished a study of the technical and economic viability. The first results of the tests, of the monitoring and of the converter with maximum power point tracking are helping the sustainability of the systems installed by CEMIG, funding the government initiatives in the quality control of equipment and promoting the development of national technology. (author)

  20. Electrification of small rural properties in the Cangucu-Brazil city using alternative sources for electricity generation; Eletrificacao de pequenas propriedades rurais do municipio de Cangucu empregando fontes alternativas para a producao de energia eletrica

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    Hecktheuer, Lucio Almeida [Rio Grande do Sul Univ., Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). Nucleo de Energia

    1998-12-31

    This paper aims at specifying and measuring the main alternative electrification system components, such as solar and eolic, which make use of the property`s energetical potential that, to a small extent, do not represent pollution sources to the environment. The results indicated that, the small rural properties of Cangucu country, which present a low daily electric energy consumption, these alternative systems are able to technically and economically supply electric energy and provide reasonable subsidies to electrification projects which can eventually be developed in the country. (author) 4 refs., 2 figs., 5 tabs.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Valorar si el descanso peritoneal, de al menos un día semanal, ha supuesto mejoras en la rehabilitación de los pacientes y el impacto clínico que puede suponer. Nos planteamos además cuantificar el beneficio económico. Material y Método: Se realizó un estudio longitudinal, retrospectivo, descriptivo. De los pacientes atendidos en nuestra unidad desde el 1 de enero de 2014 al 31 de diciembre de 2014, se estudiaron los pacientes que cumplieran todo el año de seguimiento y que no procedieran de otras técnicas de depuración como la hemodiálisis o trasplante renal. La muestra de estudio estuvo compuesta por 40 pacientes, de los que 21 tuvieron prescrito al menos 1 día semanal de descanso peritoneal y 19 pacientes sin descanso. Se recogieron las siguientes variables al inicio del periodo de estudio y a los 12 meses: Variables demográficas, variables relacionadas con el estado de volumen, datos clínicos relacionados con la técnica, se pasó una encuesta de satisfacción a todos los pacientes estudiados, y se recogieron los importes del coste mensual de cada tipo de tratamiento. Resultados: Las diferencias iniciales entre los grupos, eran esperables ya que son los valores en los cuales se ha basado la prescripción del día de descanso. La exposición a la glucosa, al comienzo y al final fue menor en el grupo con descanso. Al año, no se encontró diferencias en los parámetros estudiados. Una encuesta de satisfacción nos reveló a que dedican los pacientes el día de descanso y los que no lo tienen a que lo dedicarían. Conclusiones: El descanso peritoneal no ha supuesto una peor evolución de los parámetros clínicos estudiados al año de seguimiento, cumpliendo las recomendaciones de adecuación de diálisis de las guías clínicas. La exposición a la glucosa, aun sin llegar a ser significativa por la duración del estudio, ha sido menor en el grupo con descanso. El día de descanso ha facilitado a los pacientes

  2. The challenges of sustainable rural electrification in isolated communities of the Amazonia; Os desafios da eletrificacao rural sustentavel em comunidades isoladas da Amazonia

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    Souza, Rubem Cesar Rodrigues; Bacellar, Atlas Augusto; Seye, Omar; Goncalves, Cristiano; Cunha, Yasmine dos Santos Ribeiro; Souza, Fernando Cesar Rodrigues; Mota, Sheila Cordeiro; Sardinha, Marcia Drumond; Cunha, Priscila de Sa Leitao; Albuquerque, Felipe Oliveira; Costa, Whillison Bentes da; Silveira Junior, Wellyghan Assis [Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM), Manaus, AM (Brazil). Centro de Desenvolvimento Energetico Amazonico

    2008-07-01

    In this article some important elements are discussed in the challenge to make possible the isolated of the Amazon electric supply in maintainable bases. The discussion is made fundamentally starting from the experience lived in the project 'Model for Electric Power Enterprise in Isolated Communities in the Amazon - NERAM', financed by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development - CNPq in the extent of the program 'Luz para Todos', being implemented by the Amazonian Center of Energy Development - CDEAM of Amazon Federal University - UFAM. The reading of the problem is focused in two aspects considered fundamental for the discussion, which they are: the generation of income and the generation, distribution and electric power sale. (author)

  3. Los beneficios de aplicar las TICs en la Universidad

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    Lorena Bodero; Zoila Alvarado

    2014-01-01

    El siguiente artículo despliega un análisis sobre los beneficios de aplicar las TICs en la universidad, siendo considerada la tecnología como el artífice de innumerables acciones que desencadenan éxitos y fracasos en los diferentes ámbitos del desarrollo personal y profesional. En la universidad las TICs se han convertido en un instrumento del conocimiento, indispensable para alcanzar un nivel de educación de calidad, en que los docentes y estudiantes son los actores beneficiados con su aplic...

  4. Leptina y Lactancia materna: Beneficios fisiológicos

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    Fabiola Becerra Bulla

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Este  artículo tiene como propósito hacer una revisión teórica de  artículos publicados en los últimos once años sobre leptina y la  relación con la práctica de la lactancia materna LM, así como los beneficios fisiológicos en la madre. Metodología: Se realizó una búsqueda en las siguientes bases de datos: ElSevier, PubMed, EBSCo, ScienceDirect, Scielo, AccesMedicine, NCBI, Medline, Clinical Key ElSevier, AcademicSearch Complete y Jstor con los términos MeSH, limitando la búsqueda a artículos basados en evidencia científica desde 2003 al 2014. Criterios de inclusión: artículos de revisión, revisiones sistemáticas, en inglés o español. Resultados: Se revisaron 52 artículos. Se excluyeron aquello cuyo aporte no era relevante  o no contaban con suficiente evidencia. Después de hacer la recolección bibliografía se encontró que la leptina más allá de cumplir con múltiples funciones metabólicas, como controlar el apetito y saciedad; también juega un rol importante como factor  protector frente a enfermedades como cáncer e infecciones, regulación emocional y regulación de la tensión arterial entre otras. Estas acciones se ven reforzadas en la LM, al ser beneficios adicionales para las madres que realizan esta práctica. Así que lactar conlleva a obtener mayores beneficios y  muchos de estos están mediados por la leptina. Conclusión: La LM no solamente representa beneficios para el infante, sino que también se ha relacionado con la activación de cadenas de señalización de la leptina que disminuyen los riesgos a enfermedades crónicas en la madre como la hipertensión, la obesidad, el cáncer y la depresión  entre otras.

  5. Beneficios percibidos por adultos mayores incorporados al ejercicio

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    René Barrios Duarte; Rolando Borges Mojaiber; Laura del Carmen Cardoso Pérez

    2003-01-01

    El propósito del trabajo es conocer los beneficios que perciben los adultos mayores del sexo femenino, con larga permanencia en el ejercicio, y las relaciones que se establecen entre estos y las variables edad, nivel cultural, tiempo de permanencia y ocupación anterior. Se tomó una muestra de 75 personas pertenecientes a 5 círculos de abuelos de Ciudad de La Habana, con edades entre 56 y 90 años, a los cuales se les aplicó un cuestionario de datos sociodemográficos y una entrevista. Los benef...

  6. Beneficios percibidos por adultos mayores incorporados al ejercicio

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    René Barrios Duarte

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available El propósito del trabajo es conocer los beneficios que perciben los adultos mayores del sexo femenino, con larga permanencia en el ejercicio, y las relaciones que se establecen entre estos y las variables edad, nivel cultural, tiempo de permanencia y ocupación anterior. Se tomó una muestra de 75 personas pertenecientes a 5 círculos de abuelos de Ciudad de La Habana, con edades entre 56 y 90 años, a los cuales se les aplicó un cuestionario de datos sociodemográficos y una entrevista. Los beneficios percibidos se agruparon en 4 categorías principales: salud, aptitud, psicológicos y sociales. No se encontró relación de dependencia con ninguna de las variables analizadas, aunque sí se encontraron diferencias en categorías específicas. El estudio detalla los beneficios que se pueden percibir con la práctica sistemática en programas destinados al adulto mayor, así como su carácter multidimensional, físico, psicológico y social. Se confirma la importancia del ejercicio y se ofrecen razones para su fomento.The objective of the paper is to find out the benefits that older females receive from practicing exercises for a long time and the relations that are established between these benefits and the variables age, educational level, length of practice and former occupation. A sample of 75 persons from 5 grandfather´s clubs in the City of Havana, aged 56-60 years was administered a socio-demographic questionnaire and an interview. Received benefits were grouped into 4 main categories: health, aptitude, psychological and social. There was no dependence relation with any of the analyzed variables, although differences were found in specific categories. The study detailed the benefits that may be received from systematic physical exercising in programs devoted to older people as well as their multidimensional, physical, psychological and social character. The paper confirmed the importance of exercising and provided reasons for encouraging

  7. Leptina y lactancia materna: beneficios fisiológicos

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    Fabiola Becerra-Bulla

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes. La leptina se asocia al control del apetito y a la regulación del gasto energético; además, cumple con otras funciones diversas en el organismo, por ejemplo en la lactancia materna, la cual ha sido poco estudiada y requiere más estudios al respecto. Objetivo. Identificar si existe o no evidencia de los beneficios fisiológicos de la leptina para la madre, durante el periodo de lactancia. Materiales y métodos. Búsqueda sistemática en las siguientes bases de datos: ElSevier, PubMed, EBSCo, ScienceDirect, Scielo, Access Medicine, NCBI, Medline, Clinical Key ElSevier, Academic Search Complete y Jstor con términos MeSH.Como criterios de inclusión se tomaron artículos de revisión, revisiones sistemáticas, investigaciones descriptivas, experimentales y causiexperimentales en inglés o español, en el periodo comprendido entre 2003 y 2014. Resultados. Se revisaron 52 artículos. De estos, se excluyeron aquellos cuyo aporte no contaba con suficiente evidencia (determinada por el número de sujetos en la muestra empleada, el año de realización o la relevancia de sus resultados. Se encontró que la leptina más allá de cumplir con múltiples funciones metabólicas, como controlar el apetito y saciedad; también juega un papel importante como agente protector ante posibles infecciones o enfermedades tales como el cáncer y la regulación de la tensión arterial. Asimismo ayuda en la regulación emocional en la madre lactante y, en la producción de prolactina, hormona implicada en la producción de la leche. Conclusión. La lactancia materna no solamente tiene beneficios para el infante, sino que también para la madre, en tanto que se la ha relacionado con la activación de cadenas de señalización de leptina, las cuales disminuyen los riesgos de enfermedades como hipertensión, obesidad, cáncer y depresión, entre otras.

  8. Los beneficios de aplicar las TICs en la Universidad

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    Lorena Bodero

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available El siguiente artículo despliega un análisis sobre los beneficios de aplicar las TICs en la universidad, siendo considerada la tecnología como el artífice de innumerables acciones que desencadenan éxitos y fracasos en los diferentes ámbitos del desarrollo personal y profesional. En la universidad las TICs se han convertido en un instrumento del conocimiento, indispensable para alcanzar un nivel de educación de calidad, en que los docentes y estudiantes son los actores beneficiados con su aplicación, permitiéndoles abordar temas de diversas índoles, logrando involucrarse en variados ambientes de aprendizaje enriquecidos con las estrategias de aprendizaje activo que la tecnología pone a su disposición, donde existe un trabajo en conjunto para la creación de sus propios conocimientos de una manera eficaz y sólida, generando exitosos resultados de aprendizaje. Por lo tanto, es necesario establecer las ventajas de sus aplicaciones en la educación y concienciar a la comunidad educativa sobre su uso adecuado, el mismo que debe apuntar a fortalecer los aprendizajes y a crear competencias con una vertiente ética e innovadora, de una cultura tecnológica y digital, propia del siglo XXI.

  9. Producción y beneficio de semilla de cilantro

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    Bernardo Enrique Puga Santos

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó el potencial de rendimiento de semilla del cultivar Unapal - Precoso utilizando cuatro densidades de siembra, dos métodos de cosecha, tres sistemas de trilla y tres operaciones de limpieza y clasificación. Se usó un diseño de bloques completos al azar con arreglo de parcelas subdivididas con tres repeticiones. La densidad de 1.5 millones ha-1 presentó el mayor rendimiento de semilla pura (1747.2 kg ha-1, aunque no se encontraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas. La cosecha manual rindió 1.264.9kg ha-1 y requirió 19.83 horas-hombre ha-1; la mecánica rindió 1.059kg ha-1 con 5.1 horas-hombre ha-1. El sistema de trilla estacionaria rindió 44.42 kg hora-1, seguido de trilla con garrote (36.97 kg h-1 y trilla con marimba (11.41 kg h-1. La trilla con garrote produjo el material más limpio y con menos fisuras; el porcentaje de frutos partidos fue similar en los tres sistemas de trilla. La venteadora produjo la menor pérdida de semilla (92.3% de recuperación y el mayor índice de remoción de material inerte (78.1%. Las densidades, método de cosecha, trilla y beneficio no afectaron la calidad física y fisiológica de las semillas. La germinación promedio fue de 92% y el índice de velocidad de emergencia (I. V. E. de 8.0 plántulas día-1. La humedad fue de 11.9%.

  10. ¿Cuánto afectan los beneficios asistenciales en el rendimiento académico?

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    Juan Aspeé

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio analizó los efectos de la entrega de beneficios asistenciales (de mantención, de residencia y de alimentación, dispuestos por la Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María y por organismos gubernamentales de Chile, en el rendimiento académico de estudiantes de la misma institución. Para cumplir con dicho propósito, se recurrió a una investigación de tipo cuantitativa, que examinó bases de datos institucionales, donde se incorporaron 3.204 estudiantes con beneficios asistenciales y sin estos. El análisis se realizó de manera incremental, desde lo descriptivo, hasta llegar a modelos explicativos del rendimiento académico (entendido como la media de calificaciones en un semestre específico, con base en el goce o no de beneficios asistenciales. La investigación concluye que estudiantes con beneficios asistenciales presentan un rendimiento académico similar que estudiantes sin estos beneficios, y aunque esto explican parte del rendimiento académico, su magnitud es insustancial (en el tiempo y espacio analizado. Estos resultados obligan a ajustar los discursos institucionales que justifican la existencia de estos beneficios y obligan a investigar su relación con otros factores de importancia (más allá del rendimiento académico.

  11. Producción y beneficio de semilla de cilantro

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    Estrada Salazar Edgar Ivan

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó el potencial de rendimiento de semilla del cultivar Unapal – Precoso utilizando cuatro densidades de siembra, dos métodos de cosecha, tres sistemas de trilla y tres operaciones de limpieza y clasificación. Se usó un diseño de bloques completos al azar con arreglo de parcelas subdivididas con tres repeticiones. La densidad de 1.5 millones ha-1 presentó el mayor rendimiento de semilla pura (1747.2 kg ha-1, aunque no se encontraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas. La cosecha manual rindió 1.264.9kg ha-1 y requirió 19.83 horas-hombre ha-1; la mecánica rindió 1.059kg ha-1 con 5.1 horas-hombre ha-1. El sistema de trilla estacionaria rindió 44.42 kg hora-1, seguido de trilla con garrote (36.97 kg h-1 y trilla con marimba (11.41 kg h-1. La trilla con garrote produjo el material más limpio y con menos fisuras; el porcentaje de frutos partidos fue similar en los tres sistemas de trilla. La venteadora produjo la menor pérdida de semilla (92.3% de recuperación y el mayor índice de remoción de material inerte (78.1%. Las densidades, método de cosecha, trilla y beneficio no afectaron la calidad física y fisiológica de las semillas. La germinación promedio fue de 92% y el índice de velocidad de emergencia (I. V. E. de 8.0 plántulas día-1. La humedad fue de 11.9%.

  12. BENEFICIOS RELACIONALES, SATISFACCIÓN Y LEALTAD EN EL COMERCIO MINORISTA: UNA COMPARATIVA INTERSECTORIAL

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    Ruiz Molina, M.E.

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En el contexto del marketing de relaciones, resulta de gran importancia para el establecimiento minorista identificar el tipo de beneficios de la relación que influye en mayor medida sobre sus resultados en términos de satisfacción del cliente y lealtad hacia el minorista, de manera que se garantice una relación continua y satisfactoria. Dichos beneficios pueden tener distinto peso en función del tipo de actividad llevada a cabo por el minorista. El presente trabajo pretende analizar empíricamente un modelo que refleje los distintos tipos de beneficios relacionales obtenidos por los clientes, así como los beneficios obtenidos por la organización en términos de lealtad del consumidor para cuatro tipos de actividades del comercio minorista. Como resultado, observamos el papel de los beneficios de la confianza como antecedente de la satisfacción del cliente, y el efecto de ésta sobre la lealtad.

  13. LOS BENEFICIOS DE LA LECTURA COMPARTIDA DE LIBROS: BREVE REVISIÓN

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    Edurne Goikoetxea Iraola; Naroa Martínez Pereña

    2015-01-01

    La lectura compartida de libros infantiles ilustrados se refiere a la lectura en voz alta que hace un adulto en compañía de un niño, generalmente prelector. Esta actividad es una de las prácticas que se tiene en cuenta en los estudios sociológicos y económicos sobre inversión parental y logro educativo. El propósito de este trabajo es revisar los beneficios de la lectura compartida y describir las posibles razones que explican estos beneficios. La investigación realizada con niños de diferent...

  14. Beneficios relacionales, satisfacción y lealtad en el comercio minorista: Una comparativa intersectorial

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    Ruiz Molina, M.E.; Gil saura, I.; Berenguer Contrí, G.

    2009-01-01

    En el contexto del marketing de relaciones, resulta de gran importancia para el establecimiento minorista identificar el tipo de beneficios de la relación que influye en mayor medida sobre sus resultados en términos de satisfacción del cliente y lealtad hacia el minorista, de manera que se garantice una relación continua y satisfactoria. Dichos beneficios pueden tener distinto peso en función del tipo de actividad llevada a cabo por el minorista. El presente trabajo pretende analizar empírica...

  15. El Beneficio Anormal en el Modelo de Ohlson: una Propuesta para su Estimación

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    Jose M. Tirado Beltrán

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se realiza una propuesta metodológica para la estimación del beneficio anormal esperado que requiere la dinámica lineal de la información del modelo de Ohlson (1995. Dicha propuesta, basada en técnicas de remuestreo, permite tanto la estimación de un valor para el beneficio esperado, como el establecimiento de intervalos de confianza para dicho valor y para el valor estimado de las acciones. La metodología propuesta, sin necesidad de recurrir a estimaciones subjetivas, proporciona resultados tan buenos como los de otros modelos que, asumiendo persistencia en los beneficios anormales esperados, utilizan predicciones de los analistas.PALABRAS CLAVE: modelo de Ohlson, beneficios anormales, valoración, remuestreoJEL: G-11, G-12.ABSTRACTIn this paper we propose a model to estimate the expected abnormal earnings required by the linear information dynamics of the Ohlson’s (1995 model. Our proposal, based on ootstrapping techniques, allows us to estimate easily the value of the expected abnormal earnings. Furthermore, it allows us the estimation of confidence intervals for this value and for the estimated values of stock prices. The empirical application of the model that we have done in the paper has provided the following results: the forecasting power of our proposal is as good as the one provided by other models that, as ours, assume persistence in the expected abnormal earnings, but, additionally, require subjective opinions for their estimation.

  16. The implications of the marketing promotional compound in a cooperative of the rural electrification: the case of CERTAJA-RS; As implicacoes do composto promocional de marketing numa cooperativa de eletrificacao rural: o caso da CERTAJA-RS

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    Sluszz, Thaisy; Padilha, Ana Claudia Machado; Silva, Tania Nunes da; Mattos, Paloma [UniversidadeFederal do Rio Grande do Sul (CEPAN-UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). Centro de Estudos e Pesquisas em Agronegocios

    2006-07-01

    The present study it consisted of analyzing the made up of marketing of the cooperative of agricultural electrification - CERTAJA, aiming at to identify which is the current actions developed and implemented for the cooperative. For this, it was used as analysis object the tools of the made up of marketing, the 4 P's (product, price, point of distribution and promotion), that it was identified by means of questionnaires saw e-mail to the manager of the department of energy, to the vice president, to the responsible one for the financial department and to the assessorship of the press that has fort linking with the department of marketing. As main results it is cited consolidation of communication channels that offer possibility to the social picture to participate of the decisions of the cooperative, as well as having information for way written and said decisions to them of management and administration. The supply of electric energy has as focus the satisfaction of the cooperated ones that they are partner-proprietors of the cooperative, being excellent to offer to these and excessively consuming a product or service that takes care of to its expectations. (author)

  17. Energy, why you want? The human side of rural electrification in a Amazonian community; Energia, pra que te quero? O lado humano da eletrificacao rural em uma comunidade amazonica

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    Basile, Cecilia Geraldes; Almeida, Arthur C.; Monteiro, Jose H.A.; Rocha, Brigida R.P. [Universidade Federal do Para (ENERBIO/DEEC/UFPA), Belem, PA (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Eletrica e Computacao. Grupo de Pesquisa Energia e Meio Ambiente], Emails: cecibasi@ufpa.br, arthur@ufpa.br, jhumberto01@yahoo.com.br, brigida@ufpa.br

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    The paper presents results of research carried out in an isolated community in the Amazon to gauge the demand for electricity. It was prepared a detailed survey of the social customs, habits of work, leisure, their economy, livelihoods and their relationship with the environment. The search result points to the use of electricity in the community as a factor in improving the income, it is possible to buy equipment to grind and crush cassava, to enable production of fruit pulp, to produce ice for conservation of fish and introduction to fish farming for employment generation.

  18. Beneficios percibidos de las lesiones deportivas: Estudio cualitativo en futbolistas profesionales y semiprofesionales

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    Pedro L. Almeida

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del estudio fue identificar y analizar los beneficios percibidos asociados a la lesión deportiva, en 16 futbolistas profesionales y semiprofesionales que se habían lesionado durante su práctica deportiva. Para la recogida de datos se realizaron entrevistas semiestructuradas, siendo el análisis de contenido efectuado través del software QSR Nvivo 2.0. Los participantes reportaron 31 beneficios percibidos en todo su proceso de lesión, siendo el apoyo social y la educación deportiva los más referidos. Las conclusiones apuntan para la importancia de incluir aspectos positivos para una comprensión más clara y completa del impacto global de las lesiones deportivas.

  19. Costo-beneficio de un programa preventivo y terapeutico para reducir la deficiencia de hierro en Argentina

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    Drake, Ignacio; Bernztein, Ricardo

    2009-01-01

    Metodos. Analisis de escenario previo (ex ante) de la relacion costo-beneficio de un programa de prevencion y tratamiento de la AF dirigido a todos los ninos y las embarazadas pobres y sin cobertura social de Argentina...

  20. LOS BENEFICIOS DE LA LECTURA COMPARTIDA DE LIBROS: BREVE REVISIÓN

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    Edurne Goikoetxea Iraola

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La lectura compartida de libros infantiles ilustrados se refiere a la lectura en voz alta que hace un adulto en compañía de un niño, generalmente prelector. Esta actividad es una de las prácticas que se tiene en cuenta en los estudios sociológicos y económicos sobre inversión parental y logro educativo. El propósito de este trabajo es revisar los beneficios de la lectura compartida y describir las posibles razones que explican estos beneficios. La investigación realizada con niños de diferente clase social y nivel de desarrollo del lenguaje ha demostrado que la lectura compartida tiene importantes efectos directos en el desarrollo del lenguaje oral y el conocimiento de lo impreso, e indirectos en la alfabetización temprana y el aprendizaje de la lectura. Se presentan los principales modelos de interacción durante la lectura: la lectura dialógica y la lectura con énfasis en lo impreso. También se analizan las características de la lectura compartida que mejor explican su beneficio tales como el hecho de tratarse de una actividad rutinaria, el rico vocabulario de los libros, el estilo de interacción entre el adulto y el niño, la experiencia emocional que genera y la exposición al texto escrito. Finalmente, se discuten algunas implicaciones educativas incluyendo orientaciones acerca de la frecuencia de la lectura compartida, la edad de inicio, las características de los libros, la función del entrenamiento y los modelos de interacción entre el adulto y el niño para el óptimo desarrollo de esta actividad tan valiosa en la alfabetización temprana y el posterior rendimiento y hábito lector.

  1. Conocimientos y actitudes de prim??paras cearenses sobre beneficios de la lactancia

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    Cavalcante Magalh??es, Karen; Machado Monte Feitosa, Aline; Silva Pereira, M??rcio da; Linhares Cardoso, Amanda; Browne de Oliveira Machado, William; Alencar Tavares, Mar??a Jeanne de

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    Introducci??n: Los beneficios de la lactancia materna para la madre y el hijo son indiscutibles, tanto en los aspectos psicol??gicos como fisiol??gicos. Este estudio fue dise??ado con el objetivo de analizar el conocimiento de las mujeres acerca de la lactancia materna, en el per??odo posparto. Metodolog??a: Este estudio es del tipo descriptivo, con abordaje cualitativo. La muestra consisti?? en 46 pu??rperas, en el per??odo posparto. Para la recopilaci??n de datos, fue utilizado ...

  2. Usos y beneficios del multilingüismo en las multinacionales

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    En un mundo globalizado donde los idiomas se han convertido en parte fundamental de los negocios y las empresas multinacionales han visto la necesidad de implementar más de un idioma en su comunicación organizacional, la globalización nos ha hecho ver la importancia de saber adaptarse al nuevo mundo de los negocios y sacar el mayor provecho de este. Cuando se hablan de la globalización, es inevitable hablar del multilingüismo y sus beneficios en el mundo de los negocios. En este trabajo se...

  3. Maximización de los beneficios de los sistemas ERP

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    Conceição Menezes, Paulo André da; González-Ladrón-de-Guevara, Fernando

    2010-01-01

    Los sistemas de Planificación de los Recursos Empresariales, ERP (Enterprise Resources Planning) se van consolidando en las empresas de diferentes tamaños y sectores, permitiendo que sus beneficios reales puedan ser definitivamente evaluados. En el presente estudio, varias interacciones han sido objeto de estudio en las distintas fases definidas, como las prioridades estratégicas y la planificación estratégica en la Estrategia ERP, la revisión de los procesos de negocio, y la selección del ER...

  4. Nuevos beneficios de la logística inversa para empresas europeas y colombianas.

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    Antonio Mihi Ramírez

    2010-01-01

    En Europa, la empresa debe adaptarse al desarrollo progresivo de normativa en materia de medio ambiente y a la creciente competencia. Este trabajo tiene por objetivo analizar cómo la logística inversa facilita la adaptación a esta normativa y proporciona grandes beneficios como la reducción de costes, las nuevas oportunidades de negocio y la mejora de la imagen de la empresa. Analizaremos aquí cómo las actividades de logística inversa, como la recuperación y reutilización de materiales y prod...

  5. Beneficios de la equinoterapia en niños con TEA

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    Prieta Cuervo, Jazmina de la

    2017-01-01

    RESUMEN El propósito fundamental de este trabajo es conocer los beneficios que la equinoterapia aporta a los niños con TEA en lo que a habilidades sociales y comunicativas se refiere, así como al lenguaje y las áreas cognitivas y psicológicas. Todo ello, mediante la realización de actividades con caballos que sirven como herramienta principal, ya que la transmisión de calor corporal, los movimientos tridimensionales y las vibraciones que transmite el caballo al niño van a proporcionar estimul...

  6. Beneficios y costes ambientales en la Directiva Marco del Agua: conceptos y estimación

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    Martín-Ortega, Julia

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Environmental costs and benefits play a major role in the economic analysis prescribed by the Water Framework Directive for the achievement of a sustainable management of water resources. The definition of these concepts is not explicit in the text of the Directive, while there is an urgent need to apply then for analysing whether the implementation of the WFD is disproportionately costly. This paper tries to contribute to the reflexion on the concepts of environmental costs and benefits in the context of the WFD. We discuss the different interpretations and valuations that have been made up to date in Europe and some of the key issues for their estimation.

    Dentro del análisis económico que la Directiva Marco del Agua (DMA prescribe para alcanzar una gestión sostenible de los recursos hídricos, destaca la necesidad de evaluar los beneficios y costes ambientales. Dada la falta de una definición explícita de estos conceptos en el texto de la Directiva y, al mismo tiempo, la necesidad acuciante de evaluar la desproporcionalidad de los costes de la implementación de la DMA, este artículo pretende contribuir a la reflexión sobre los conceptos de beneficio y coste ambiental en este contexto. Se discuten la diferentes interpretaciones y valoraciones que se han hecho hasta el momento en Europa y se profundiza en aspectos claves para su estimación.

  7. Niveles de actividad física, beneficios, barreras y autoeficacia en un grupo de empleados oficiales

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    MARÍA MERCEDES BECERRA MARTÍNEZ; LUZ PATRICIA DÍAZ HEREDIA

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    Objetivo: determinar la relación entre el nivel de actividad física y la percepción de los beneficios, las barreras y la autoeficacia en un grupo de empleados de 18 a 65 años con factores de riesgo cardiovascular. Método: estudio de tipo cuantitativo, descriptivo, correlacional. Para evaluar la actividad física se utilizó el Cuestionario Internacional de Actividad Física (IPAQ) versión larga y para la evaluación de la escala de barreras, beneficios y autoeficacia se empleó el cuestionario de ...

  8. TRATAMIENTO PROGRESIVO PARA LOGRAR BENEFICIOS ADMINISTRATIVOS Y LIBERTADES EN EL ESTABLECIMIENTO PENITENCIARIO Y CARCELARIO DE CUCUTA (MODELO)

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    Pabón, Myriam Teresa; Villalobos, Jairo Cortés; Sandoval, Edwin Leonardo

    2007-01-01

    Con base en el diagnóstico realizado en el Centro Carcelario de Cúcuta y para responder a la necesidad de capacitación detectada en los internos, se elaboró una cartilla ilustrativa denominada “Beneficios Administrativos y Libertades…Una Oportunidad para Todos”. El documento contiene cuatro capítulos básicos a saber: Tratamiento penitenciario, cuerpos colegiados, Beneficios Administrativos y Libertades. Para cada tema se incluyó: objetivo, flujograma, concepto, base legal, persona ...

  9. Persistencia en tasas de beneficio y factores determinantes: un análisis para las manufacturas españolas.

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    Córcoles González, David

    2012-01-01

    En el trabajo se analiza la evolución de la tasa de beneficio de las empresas manufactureras españolas y de sus factores determinantes en el período 1991-2002. La hipótesis principal plantea la existencia de diferencias persistentes en las tasas de beneficio de las empresas en mercados competitivos. La diversidad de actuaciones empresariales dentro de un mismo mercado conforma una estructura donde las empresas más dinámicas en términos de diferenciación de producto, innovación y apertura exte...

  10. Beneficios del ejercicio físico en la Diabetes Méllitus tipo 2

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    Bustamante Montalbillo, Irati

    2015-01-01

    Introducción: La DM se está convirtiendo en una gran epidemia afectando a millones de personas en todo el mundo. El ejercicio físico acompañado de unos hábitos de vida saludables, producen grandes beneficios sobre los pacientes diabéticos tipo 2, tanto en su prevención como en sus complicaciones. Objetivo: Valorar la eficacia del ejercicio físico acompañado de hábitos de vida saludables en la mejora del control metabólico. Metodología: A través de diferentes bases de datos y con las pal...

  11. Rendimientos a escala y beneficio nulo en el equilibrio competitivo: una aproximación crítica

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    Pignol Claire

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    Full Text Available Para mantener la coherencia, la teoría central del equilibrio general supone un beneficio positivo junto con la hipótesis de un número dado de firmas con rendimientos decrecientes y sin costos fijos. Con ello no es posible asociar el beneficio a la remuneración de un factor de producción y no es posible hablar, como es habitual de competencia entre firmas para eliminar los beneficios positivos. Los manueles de microeconomía intermedios y avanzados (Kreps, Varian, Tirole, Mas-Co-llel untentan corregir ese vacío introduciendo la noción de costos fijos y la presunta existencia de de un equilibrio de largo plazo, al cual se llega gracias a la "libre entrada" de firmas estimuladas por un beneficio positivo. Este artículo muestra que así se pierda la cooherencia del modelo puesto que se vuelve inestable o se basa en hipótesis arbitrarias.

  12. Niveles de actividad física, beneficios, barreras y autoeficacia en un grupo de empleados oficiales

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    MARÍA MERCEDES BECERRA MARTÍNEZ

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: determinar la relación entre el nivel de actividad física y la percepción de los beneficios, las barreras y la autoeficacia en un grupo de empleados de 18 a 65 años con factores de riesgo cardiovascular. Método: estudio de tipo cuantitativo, descriptivo, correlacional. Para evaluar la actividad física se utilizó el Cuestionario Internacional de Actividad Física (IPAQ versión larga y para la evaluación de la escala de barreras, beneficios y autoeficacia se empleó el cuestionario de Nola Pender (EBBS. Muestra: conformada por 243 empleados. Resultados: el 65,8% de los empleados eran activos físicamente, los hombres 70,9% y las mujeres 61,7%. Se encontró una correlación negativa entre METS y autoeficacia y beneficios de la actividad física; no se evidencia correlación entre actividad física y barreras. Conclusiones: los hombres son más activos físicamente que las mujeres, los niveles de actividad física se elevan con la edad y disminuyen cuando aumenta el nivel educativo. La percepción de los beneficios de la actividad física en las personas sedentarias fue mayor que en personas físicamente activas.

  13. Visión Comunitaria de los Beneficios Derivados del Ecoturismo en el Parque Nacional Natural Amacayacu (Amazonas, Colombia

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    Fredy A Ochoa Fonseca

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available El ecoturismo es visto como oportunidad para el desarrollo, la conservación y la generación de beneficios para las comunidades; bajo esta perspectiva, Parques Nacionales en el año 2004 entrega en concesión los servicios ecoturísticos del PNN Amacayacu, proceso que ha traído interrogantes e inconformidades. Esta investigación busca analizar la visión que tienen las comunidades del PNN Amacayacu sobre los beneficios derivados del ecoturismo, mediante una metodología cualitativa que establece la percepción de la comunidad frente al problema. Los resultados muestran al ecoturismo como un modelo exógeno de desarrollo que genera beneficios, pero también impactos en los modos de vida y la cultura local; muestran también que, más allá de los beneficios monetarios, existen otros como la participación en la toma de decisiones que son más valiosos para las comunidades. Finalmente, muestra la relevancia de cuestionarse sobre cuál es el tipo de desarrollo al que se le apunta desde el ecoturismo y la importancia de que sean las mismas comunidades quienes lo definan.

  14. Análisis costo beneficio del Programa de Detección Oportuna del Cáncer Cervicouterino

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    HERNÁNDEZ-PEÑA PATRICIA

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar el costo beneficio de la reorganización del Programa de Detección Oportuna del Cáncer Cervicouterino (PDOC mediante intervenciones de garantía de calidad. Material y métodos. Se siguieron tres etapas: a identificación y cuantificación de costos; b identificación y cuantificación de beneficios, y c evaluación económica del costo beneficio. Resultados. El costo unitario de operación por citología -obtención, fijación, el traslado al centro de lectura, su tinción e interpretación y la notificación de resultados- se estimó en USD$ 11.6. En conjunto, las intervenciones en calidad al PDOC elevarían el costo de cada citología en 32.7%. Sin embargo, la nueva organización generaría una razón beneficio/costo de 2 y un beneficio neto de 88 millones de dólares para los próximos cinco años. Conclusiones. La operación del programa propuesto resulta socialmente deseable, siempre y cuando las modificaciones se lleven a cabo, particularmente la capacitación, la notificación personalizada de los casos positivos, el incremento de cobertura, la introducción de mecanismos de control de calidad, el monitoreo contínuo y el tratamiento en mujeres con anormalidades detectadas.

  15. Turismo rural y empleo rural no agrícola en la Sierra Nororiente del estado de Puebla: caso red de Turismo Alternativo Totaltipak, A.C.

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    Adriana Montserrat Pérez Serrano

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Resumen. El objetivo del estudio fue conocer el recurso turístico que es aprovechado por las siete empresas que integran la Red de Turismo Alternativo Totaltikpak, A.C., la cual opera en la Sierra Norte del estado de Puebla, e investigar si el turismo rural contribuye a mejorar el ingreso de las personas involucradas en esta actividad. Los recursos turísticos aprovechados por las empresas son: patrimonio histórico, atractivos naturales, folclore y manifestaciones de cultura tradicional. Se encontró que el turismo rural contribuye de manera significativa en los ingresos anuales de las personas que están vinculadas a esta actividad. Asimismo, aun cuando para la mayoría de los casos el principal beneficio es económico, también se reconocen beneficios personales, sociales y ambientales.

  16. CULTIVOS TRANSGÉNICOS: ENTRE LOS RIESGOS BIOLOGICOS Y LOS BENEFICIOS AMBIENTALES Y ECONOMICOS.

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    Chaparro Giraldo Alejandro

    2011-12-01

    cultivos GM, alrededor del análisis ponderado de los riegos biológicos y los beneficios ambientales y económicos. Los riesgos biológicos se definen por los posibles efectos negativos sobre el consumidor humano o sobre el ambiente en que se liberan. Los beneficios ambientales tienen que ver con los efectos de la reducción en el uso de agroquímicos (insecticidas y herbicidas, y los beneficios económicos con la reducción en las perdidas debidas al ataque de insectos y a la competencia de malezas, así como a la reducción de los costos de producción. El debate debe considerar también, que las herramientas desarrolladas para la transferencia de genes entre diferentes organismos, facilitan la apropiación de los recursos genéticos vía derechos de propiedad intelectual. Apropiarse de este conocimiento y ponerlo a jugar al lado de sus intereses, es un asunto vital para los países biodiversos como Colombia.

  17. CULTIVOS TRANSGÉNICOS: ENTRE LOS RIESGOS BIOLOGICOS Y LOS BENEFICIOS AMBIENTALES Y ECONOMICOS.

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    Alejandro Chaparro Giraldo

    2011-09-01

    cultivos GM, alrededor del análisis ponderado de los riegos biológicos y los beneficios ambientales y económicos. Los riesgos biológicos se definen por los posibles efectos negativos sobre el consumidor humano o sobre el ambiente en que se liberan. Los beneficios ambientales tienen que ver con los efectos de la reducción en el uso de agroquímicos (insecticidas y herbicidas, y los beneficios económicos con la reducción en las perdidas debidas al ataque de insectos y a la competencia de malezas, así como a la reducción de los costos de producción. El debate debe considerar también, que las herramientas desarrolladas para la transferencia de genes entre diferentes organismos, facilitan la apropiación de los recursos genéticos vía derechos de propiedad intelectual. Apropiarse de este conocimiento y ponerlo a jugar al lado de sus intereses, es un asunto vital para los países biodiversos como Colombia.

  18. Diferencias entre contabilidad y fiscalidad en la contabilización del Impuesto sobre Beneficios en las Empresas según el nuevo Plan General Contable

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    ALONSO GARAY, ALBERTO

    2013-01-01

    El beneficio fiscal puede diferir del beneficio contable como consecuencia de las diferencias entre los criterios de contabilidad y fiscalidad, unas veces de carácter permanente y otras de carácter temporal, el presente trabajo se mostrará un análisis exhaustivo de tales diferencias, así como se analizarán los elementos más relevantes del Impuesto sobre Beneficios y el Impuesto sobre Sociedades. Entre las asignaturas relacionadas con el Título Especialista Profesional en Con...

  19. Segmentación de clientes del comercio minorista en función de los beneficios de la relación minorista-consumidor.

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    Berenguer Contrí, Gloria; Gil Saura, Irene; Ruiz Molina, María Eugenia

    2008-01-01

    El marketing se basa en el establecimiento y mantenimiento de relaciones continuas entre comprador y vendedor como fuente de beneficios mutuos. Sin embargo, la percepción de los beneficios de dicha relación puede variar en gran medida en función del tipo de cliente. Este trabajo pretende determinar y caracterizar segmentos de clientes, en función de su percepción de los beneficios y costes derivados de sus relaciones. De esta manera, esperamos obtener una tipología de consumidores que resulte...

  20. Vicios privados, beneficios públicos" o la diestra administración del legislador utilitarista

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    Jimena Hurtado

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo explora la conexión entre Bernard Mandeville y Jeremy Bentham. La complementariedad entre ellos se evidencia en dos puntos: primero, el sentido enunciativo del principio de la utilidad, axioma fundamental del utilitarismo de Bentham, reposa sobre una concepción antropológica implícita que puede ser comprendida gracias a Mandeville. Segundo, la lección de Mandeville es que “los vicios privados a través de la diestra administración de un político capaz pueden ser transformados en beneficios públicos”. El arte de la legislación de Bentham permite entender en qué consiste esta “diestra administración” y quién es el “político capaz”. Además, Mandeville explica en detalle el surgimiento del legislador, figura central tanto en su análisis como en el de Bentham pues garantiza la cohesión social.

  1. "Vicios privados, beneficios públicos" o la diestra administración del legislador utilitarista

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    Jimena Hurtado

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    Full Text Available Este artículo explora la conexión entre Bernard Mandeville y Jeremy Bentham. La complementariedad entre ellos se evidencia en dos puntos: primero, el sentido enunciativo del principio de la utilidad, axioma fundamental del utilitarismo de Bentham, reposa sobre una concepción antropológica implícita que puede ser comprendida gracias a Mandeville. Segundo, la lección de Mandeville es que "los vicios privados a través de la diestra administración de un político capaz pueden ser transformados en beneficios públicos". El arte de la legislación de Bentham permite entender en qué consiste esta "diestra administración" y quién es el "político capaz". Además, Mandeville explica en detalle el surgimiento del legislador, figura central tanto en su análisis como en el de Bentham pues garantiza la cohesión social.

  2. Chips de papa, la fritura en vacío y beneficios para la salud

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    María José Crosa

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Existe una tendencia del mercado al consumo de alimentos más saludables que ha motivado a la industria alimentaria a innovar en tecnologías. La fritura en vacío es una tecnología alternativa a la fritura tradicional que preserva las propiedades sensoriales del snack frito y mejora la calidad nutricional.El objetivo del trabajo fue estudiar los beneficios nutricionales y para la salud y las características organolépticas de chips de papa elaborados por fritura en vacío en relación a los elaborados por fritura tradicional y diferenciarlos de los actualmente presentes en el mercado uruguayo.Los chips elaborados por fritura en vacío presentaron un 61% menos de materia grasa y 90% menos de acrilamida que los chips elaborados por fritura tradicional. Sensorialmente fueron muy bien evaluados en todos los atributos menos en la percepción de intensidad de sabor salado. 

  3. Smart transmission grids - benefits and risks; Redes de transmision inteligente. Beneficios y riesgos

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    Velasco-Ramirez, E.; Angeles-Camacho, C. [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)]. E-mails: TVelascoR@iingen.unam.mx; CAngelesC@ii.unam.mx; Garcia-Martinez, M. [Instituto Tecnologico de Toluca, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)]. E-mail: mgarciam@ittoluca.edu.mx

    2013-01-15

    Nowadays the Power Systems are working near their stability limits, for this reason it is necessary and essential a transition to new transmission systems that ensure efficient delivery of electrical energy, with the objective to prevent blackouts that cause significant losses in the economy of any country in the world. This paper analyzes important elements to consider having a healthy and efficient transition from a power grid vertically integrated into a smart transmission grid. A comparative analysis in the model, development, benefits and risks of the implementation of these systems, between two of the main marc of references of smart grids, the EU and the USA is presented. [Spanish] Actualmente los sistemas electricos operan cada vez mas cercanos a sus limites de estabilidad, es por ello que se hace necesaria y primordial la transicion hacia nuevos sistemas de transmision que garanticen la eficiente entrega de la energia electrica, evitando con ello cortes de energia que generan importantes perdidas en la economia de cualquier pais del mundo. En este documento se realiza un analisis de los elementos necesarios para una sana y eficiente transicion de una red de transmision electrica verticalmente, integrada hacia una red de transmision inteligente. Se presenta un analisis comparativo entre dos de los marcos de referencia mas importantes, el de la UE y el de EUA, en el modelo, desarrollo, beneficios y riesgos en la implementacion de estos sistemas.

  4. Beneficios de la aplicación de normas internacionales ISO en procesos electorales

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    Jeffrey Badí Quinteros Basantes

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se presentarán los beneficios de la aplicabilidad de las normas internacionales ISO en los procesos electorales, con el fin de poder elevar los niveles de percepción positiva de los ciudadanos. Se verificará la aplicación de normas ISO/TS 17582:2014, Sistemas de Gestión de la Calidad y la norma ISO/IEC 27001:2013, para todas las fases de un proceso electoral. Se expondrán los dominios que forman parte de la norma ISO/TS 17582:2014 , los cuales permiten un proceso de mejoramiento continuo a fin de garantizar la calidad de las metodologías que soportan la organización, administración, gestión, seguimiento y auditorías de un proceso electoral. La norma ISO/IEC 27001:2013 se alinea con la norma ISO9001:2008 para la gestión de seguridad de la información. La aplicación de esta normativa permitirá asegurar la integridad, confidencialidad y disponibilidad de la información durante los procesos electorales.

  5. TOMAS DE CONTROL EN EL MUNDO Y BENEFICIOS PRIVADOS DEL CONTROL BAJO LAS DISTINTAS REGULACIONES VIGENTES

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    Sonia Patricia Jurfest

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se revisa la regulación sobre transferencias de control vigente en el mundo y encontramos evidencia de que a nivel global la legislación está con - vergiendo desde la regla de mercado ( MR , por sus siglas en inglés hacia la regla de igualdad de oportunidad ( EOR , por sus siglas en inglés. La literatura sobre la racionalidad económica de estas reglas muestra que los beneficios privados del con - trol ( BPC afectan los cambios de control; en particular, la EOR tiene el potencial de bloquear transferencias ineficientes aunque también de ralentizar la actividad del mercado del control. Jurfest, Paredes y Riutort (2015 proponen un modelo que permite estimar los BPC bajo las distintas regulaciones, tomando como caso especial el conocido modelo del Block Premium de Barclay y Holderness (1989 y Dyck y Zingales (2004. Asimismo, se ilustra la aplicabilidad y consistencia de este modelo para estimar los BPC en los diferentes regímenes regulatorios vigentes y bajo distri - buciones alternativas del poder de negociación del vendedor del control.

  6. Cuestiones Prácticas de la Aceptación de la Herencia a Beneficio de Inventario

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    Fidalgo Muñiz, Mª Belén

    2014-01-01

    Introducción al sistema regulado en el Código Civil para la adquisición de la herencia, estudio específico de la aceptación y de la repudiación de la herencia. Estudio de la aceptación de la herencia a beneficio de inventario, una de las formas de aceptación de la herencia reguladas en el Código Civil, dentro del derecho sucesorio. Delimitación de la figura y distinción de otros instrumentos jurídicos con los que entra en colisión: beneficio de inventario y derecho a Deliberar. Planteamiento ...

  7. ANÁLISIS COSTO BENEFICIO, VALOR ESTADÍSTICO DE LA VIDA Y CULTURA: RETOS PARA LA REGULACIÓN

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    Márquez Escobar, Carlos Pablo

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    El autor estudia tres aspectos de la valoración de la vida humana y su relación con el análisis costo beneficio en regulación administrativa. Más precisamente, el autor se enfoca en el problema de valor estadístico de la vida (VEV) y su relación con el análisis costo beneficio (ACB) de las políticas de reducción de la mortalidad. Primero, estudia el debate sobre la valoración estadística de la vida y el problema del costo benéfico en la regulación sobre riesgos de mortalidad; segundo, estudia...

  8. Incentivos, motivaciones y beneficios de la incorporación de la gestión ambiental en las empresas

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    Ingrid Yadibel Cuevas Zúñiga

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    Full Text Available La mayoría de las empresas desconoce los incentivos, las motivaciones y los beneficios de incorporar la gestión ambiental como herramienta de regulación de sus acciones de sustentabilidad. Para esta investigación, que procura responder a esa necesidad, se formuló un cuestionario a diez empresas que participan en el Programa Nacional de Auditoría Ambiental (PNAA, en México. Se encontró que los incentivos para incluirla son el corporativismo verde, los grupos de interés, el consumidor y el mercado verde. Las motivaciones, por su parte, son el perfil empresarial, los recursos y las capacidades, la estrategia de negocio y la gestión de acciones de sustentabilidad. Los beneficios son económicos, sociales, ambientales y en materia de competitividad.

  9. Beneficios de la combinación de fisioterapia y cuidados enfermeros en el tratamiento de los lesionados medulares

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    Gutiérrez Cara, D.M.; Segura Luján, M.I.

    2017-01-01

    Cartel presentado en el 3er Congreso Internacional de Comunicación en Salud (3ICHC), celebrado los días 19 y 20 de octubre de 2017 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. El objetivo de este trabajo es mostrar los beneficios de la intervención conjunta del enfermero y el fisioterapeuta en los lesianos medulares y señalar la importacia del tratamiento interdisciplinar en el lesionado medular.

  10. ACTIVIDADES RECREATIVAS Y SUS BENEFICIOS PARA PERSONAS NICARAGÜENSES RESIDENTES EN COSTA RICA

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    Carmen Grace Salazar Salas

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    Full Text Available Costa Rica se ha convertido en un país multicultural. Muchas personas han migrado a él en busca de mejores condiciones de vida. La mayoría de estas personas son nicaragüenses, quienes conforman alrededor de tres cuartas partes del grupo total inmigrante en el país. En el año 2007, se realizó un proyecto de investigación en la Escuela de Educación Física y Deportes de la Universidad de Costa Rica que tuvo la finalidad de estudiar cómo se recreaba esta población antes y, especialmente, después de la inmigración a Costa Rica. La investigación fue cualitativa, fenomenológica, e incluyó 13 personas nicaragüenses residentes en el Área Metropolitana. La información que se presenta en este artículo fue recolectada mediante entrevistas y observaciones de la participación en una actividad recreativa. Los datos fueron analizados en forma individual y se triangularon. Los resultados generales indican que: (1 la población investigada realizaba once tipos de actividades recreativas en Nicaragua, entre semana y fines de semana, antes de venir a Costa Rica; (2 esa misma población participaba en diez categorías de actividades recreativas en Costa Rica, entre semana y fines de semana, y (3 ese grupo percibió siete beneficios que le ofrecía la recreación.

  11. Cirugía para la obesidad: efectos generales, beneficios y riesgos

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    V. Karin Papapietro, Dra.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available El paciente obeso es difícil de tratar. La cirugía para la obesidad en pocos meses logra disminuir más del 20% del peso corporal. Las técnicas quirúrgicas actúan restringiendo la capacidad gástrica y/o produciendo malabsorción parcial de los alimentos. Todas han demostrado ser eficaces para el tratamiento de la obesidad y mejorar sus comorbilidades asociadas, destacando el alto porcentaje de remisión de la diabetes tipo 2, especialmente con las técnicas malabsortivas. El banding gástrico tienen la menor tasa de remisión de diabetes tipo2. La mayoría de los beneficios de la cirugía persisten más de 10 años, lo que ha permitido observar disminución del riesgo de aparición de enfermedades del ámbito metabólico, reducción del riesgo cardiovascular y de la mortalidad general de obesos mórbidos operados. Actualmente, las técnicas quirúrgicas más frecuentes son el bypass gástrico y la gastrectomía vertical (manga gástrica. La cirugía bariátrica tiene baja tasa de morbimortalidad en centros quirúrgicos expertos, sin embargo se pueden producir complicaciones nutricionales que se deben prevenir o tratar precozmente. La participación de un equipo multidisciplinario con expertos en nutrición, salud mental y actividad física aumenta las posibilidades de lograr una mejor reducción y mantención del peso, ya que con todas las técnicas se puede producir reganancia de peso en el largo plazo.

  12. Motivaciones de la Gerencia para Manipular la Cifra de Beneficio Contable

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    Edison Cornejo Saavedra

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Las prácticas de earnings management son usadas para alterar la cifra de beneficios reportada en los estados financieros, ya sea para inducir a error a las partes interesadas en el desempeño de la firma, o para influir en los resultados contractuales que dependen de las cifras contables. Este artículo analiza las principales motivaciones de la gerencia de una empresa para efectuar prácticas de earnings management. Para ello, se realiza una revisión de los principales artículos de la literatura contable. Se identifican cuatro grupos de motivaciones: (1 contractuales; (2 políticas y regulatorias; (3 de valoración; y (4 fiscales o tributarias. También se analizan las razones para cometer una forma extrema de earnings management: el fraude contable. Reconocer a tiempo la existencia de alguna de estas motivaciones al interior de una organización, podría ser útil para entender y anticipar las decisiones de la gerencia y el comportamiento de una firma, frente a determinados escenarios políticos, económicos y financieros. Earnings management techniques are used to alter financial statements, either to mislead stakeholders on the performance of a firm or to influence contractual outcomes that depend on the accounting figures. This article analyzes the main motivations that lead company executives to apply earnings management practices. A review of accounting literature was performed and 4 groups of motivations were found: (1 contract; (2 policies and regulations; (3 valuation; and (4 taxes. The reasons for committing an extreme form of earnings management, accounting fraud, are also discussed. Identifying of some of these motivations within an organization may be useful to understand and anticipate management decisions and firm behavior in the face of certain political, economic and financial scenarios.

  13. Rural Aging

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    ... Rural Health Topics & States Topics View more Rural Aging The nation's population is aging, and with that change comes increased healthcare needs. ... Disease Control and Prevention report, The State of Aging and Health in America 2013 , the population 65 ...

  14. Use of acai core as possibility of sustainable development of rural areas, the sustainable agriculture and rural electrification in Para state, Brazil; Uso do caroco de acai como possibilidade de desenvolvimento sustentavel do meio rural, da agricultura familiar e de eletrificacao rural no estado do Para

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    Silva, Ivete Teixeira da; Almeida, Arthur da Costa [Universidade Federal do Para (UFPA), Belem, PA (Brazil). Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Engenharia Eletrica], e-mail: pjulio@ufpa.br; Monteiro, Jose Humberto Araujo [Universidade Federal do Para (UFPA), Belem, PA (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Eletrica e Computacao; Silva, Isa Maria Oliveira da [Universidade Federal do Para (UFPA), Belem, PA (Brazil). Dept. de Meteorologia; Rocha, Brigida Ramati Pereira da [Universidade Federal do Para (UFPA), Belem, PA (Brazil)

    2004-07-01

    The core of acai comes from a palm tree native to the Amazon, which grows in clumps. It is composed of several stems, reaching to form up to 25 feet in each clump. From Its fruits is obtained a drink (juice) and consumed daily by people in the Para state, especially the capital Belem and riverside communities. The state of Para is the largest producer of acai with 112,676 tons/year of fruit. Of this total 93.521 tons/year is residue (seed), or approximately 83 %. The community of Maroon that lives on the margin of the Genipauba River, in Abaetetuba, in Para state, has no electricity and is a major producer of acai, which is traded during the season 'in natura'. This paper presents the sustainable use of seeds, a byproduct of processing the fruits of acai. With appropriate methodology, natural pellets were obtained without compression, the acai biofuels. The work presents the technological innovation that has this type of pellet. The calorific value of the core, obtained in the laboratory, was in medium 4.505 kcal/kg and the average potential energy around 40.800 MWh/month. The pellets have great potential for export due to their use. It can be used in gasifiers, boilers for power generation, mechanical and gas ovens at bakeries, biomass stoves, replacing old coal irons, etc..

  15. BENEFICIOS DE LA MÚSICA EN CONDUCTAS DISRUPTIVAS EN LA ADOLESCENCIA

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    Rocío Chao Fernández

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza los beneficios de la música en la modificación de la conducta, la autoconfianza, la empatía, la autoestima y las habilidades sociales, fruto de la experiencia realizada durante un curso escolar con un grupo de discentes de 4º curso de Enseñanza Secundaria Obligatoria (12-16 años en La Coruña (España. Ante la imposibilidad de desarrollar con éxito la labor docente debido al retraso académico de los alumnos y su indisciplina se decidió poner en práctica en el aula ordinaria un modelo de trabajo diseñado a partir de la recopilación de conocimientos de pedagogía musical, musicoterapia e inteligencia emocional. Para su desarrollo se han empleado diferentes instrumentos diagnósticos (basados en los tests formulados por Gallego, Alonso, Cruz y Lizama, con el fin de, una vez obtenidos los resultados, replantear la metodología de trabajo a través del empleo de música clásica, y comprobar las mejoras en los parámetros anteriormente señalados. Este nuevo planteamiento otorga un carácter innovador a la enseñanza musical, y en él apostamos por la importancia de descubrir estrategias motivadoras en el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje. Tras la puesta en práctica de esta experiencia confirmamos la hipótesis de que a través de la música es posible mejorar el comportamiento, ya que tras emplear las estrategias adecuadas, puede utilizarse como potenciadora de conductas tolerantes. A través de la aplicación de nuevos test y de los resultados académicos se corroboró que el 100% de la muestra mejoró su autoestima, la autoconfianza, sus habilidades sociales, se redujeron los conflictos, y comenzaron a realizar trabajos en conjunto, así fueron modificando sus conductas disruptivas o antisociales.

  16. Beneficios de la música en conductas disruptivas en la adolescencia

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    Chao Fernández, Rocío

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza los beneficios de la música en la modificación de la conducta, la autoconfianza, la empatía, la autoestima y las habilidades sociales, fruto de la experiencia realizada durante un curso escolar con un grupo de discentes de 4º curso de Enseñanza Secundaria Obligatoria (12-16 años en La Coruña (España. Ante la imposibilidad de desarrollar con éxito la labor docente debido al retraso académico de los alumnos y su indisciplina se decidió poner en práctica en el aula ordinaria un modelo de trabajo diseñado a partir de la recopilación de conocimientos de pedagogía musical, musicoterapia e inteligencia emocional. Para su desarrollo se han empleado diferentes instrumentos diagnósticos (basados en los tests formulados por Gallego, Alonso, Cruz y Lizama, con el fin de, una vez obtenidos los resultados, replantear la metodología de trabajo a través del empleo de música clásica, y comprobar las mejoras en los parámetros anteriormente señalados. Este nuevo planteamiento otorga un carácter innovador a la enseñanza musical, y en él apostamos por la importancia de descubrir estrategias motivadoras en el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje. Tras la puesta en práctica de esta experiencia confirmamos la hipótesis de que a través de la música es posible mejorar el comportamiento, ya que tras emplear las estrategias adecuadas, puede utilizarse como potenciadora de conductas tolerantes. A través de la aplicación de nuevos test y de los resultados académicos se corroboró que el 100% de la muestra mejoró su autoestima, la autoconfianza, sus habilidades sociales, se redujeron los conflictos, y comenzaron a realizar trabajos en conjunto, así fueron modificando sus conductas disruptivas o antisociales.

  17. Influencia de organizaciones en el desarrollo rural: caso de Salinas, San Luis de Potosí

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    Pérez Hernández, Luz María; Figueroa Sandoval, Benjamin; Diaz Puente, Jose Maria; Xochilt Almeraya-Quintero, Silvia

    2011-01-01

    La organización es considerada como elemento estratégico en el desarrollo de una localidad rural, ya que a través de ésta se obtienen mayores beneficios, permite a las personas desarrollar sus capacidades y son impulsoras de proyectos dentro de las comunidades. Sin embargo, es común que los territorios rurales cuenten con un tejido asociativo desarticulado que limita esas posibilidades. Por lo anterior se planteo conocer las causas de la escasa participación de la sociedad en grupos organizad...

  18. Terapia asistida con animales: aproximación conceptual a los beneficios del vínculo humano – animal

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    Nathalie Pulgarin Tavera; Jose Absalon Orozco Sena

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    Los seres humanos no sólo crean vínculos con miembros de su misma especie sino también desde hace años han desarrollado estrechas relaciones con seres de otras especies, estas relaciones comenzaron como un contrato de mutuo beneficio entre ambas partes, sin embargo terminaron por llenar el mundo de humanos de significados más profundos que los de la simple utilidad obtenida de los animales. La terapia asistida con animales es una propuesta de intervención a diferentes patolo...

  19. El reemplazo del beneficio de patio en la minería peruana, 1850-1913

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    Contreras, Carlos

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available After being in use for three centuries in the Peruvian silver mining, tha amalgamation with mercury method was replaced in 1890's. This took place when the main world producers had been using a different method for over half a century. This delay was due to several factors: there was a mercury mine in Peru which, though not in use, was always expected to be reactivated; there was no cash availability for a main technical change; and the legislation that had been in force for a long period did not foster large-scale mining. When some of these conditions changed after 1885, there was a battle over technical change fought by the Engineer School of Mines (Escuela de Ingenieros on one part, and foreign enterprises, which both defended different methods. The latter won the battle when the railways were finished in early 20th Century. The winning proposal was more efficient in technical terms but had less redistributive effects at the regional and national economic level.

    Después de una vigencia de más de trescientos años, el método de amalgamación con azogue fue reemplazado en la minería peruana de la plata, en la década de 1890, Esta sustitución tuvo lugar cuando los principales productores mundiales empleaban desde hacía medio siglo otros métodos de beneficio. El retraso para el abandono del método de la amalgamación en el Perú tuvo que ver con el hecho de contar el país con una mina de mercurio, que, aunque paralizada, alimentó siempre esperanzas de reactivación, la carencia de capital para proceder a un cambio técnico de envergadura y la larga vigencia de una legislación que no fomentaba el despegue de una minería de gran escala. Cuando, después de 1885, algunas de estas condiciones cambiaron, hubo una batalla por el cambio técnico, donde se enfrentaron las propuestas de la Escuela de Ingenieros, defensora de la lixiviación, y las empresas extranjeras, más amigas de la técnica de la fundición. La

  20. RELACIÓN COSTE-BENEFICIO DE LAS POLÍTICAS SOBRE CONSUMO DE TABACO EN EL LUGAR DE TRABAJO

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    Tamara Raaijmakers

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo revisa los motivos que llevan a las empresas a establecer una política sobre control del tabaquismo, los beneficios económicos para la sociedad que se derivan de su adopción, y sus costes, detallados por países en la Unión Europea. Se revisa también la literatura sobre los costes de la aplicación de una política sobre tabaquismo en el ámbito laboral. El principal objetivo de las políticas sobre tabaquismo en el lugar de trabajo es la protección de los empleados del aire contaminado por el humo de tabaco (ACHT. Otros motivos son la reducción de costes; la mejora de la imagen; y la disminución de absentismo, accidentes laborales, conflictos y costes adicionales debidos al tabaco. La protección frente al ACHT no supone mayores costes para la empresa, y se refieren ventajas económicas con su puesta en práctica. Los beneficios sobrepasan con creces las inversiones, en particular a largo plazo, y parecen mayores cuando se establece una prohibición total de fumar en el lugar de trabajo en vez de áreas para fumadores.

  1. La justicia en venta. El beneficio de cargos americanos de audiencia bajo Carlos II (1683-1700

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    Sanz Tapia, Ángel

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The article deals with the provision and «beneficio» (sale of Justice appointments to Spanish American Audiencias (Higher Courts in the 17th century, that modifies and completes previous research. The sale process of posts in American Audiencias (Crown attorneys, civil and criminal judges and attorneys for Indian defence is studied beginning with the antecedents in the reign of Felipe IV and the mercantile start in 1683 to the final years of Carlos II. Together with the Crown policy on this respect, it is offered a yearly analysis of the provided posts and beneficiaries, amounts paid and posts holders, along with some social aspects of the buyers (origin, status and professional experience.

    El artículo trata la provisión y «beneficio» (venta de los cargos de Justicia de las audiencias hispanoamericanas durante el siglo XVII, modificando y completando investigaciones anteriores. Estudia el proceso de venta de las plazas audienciales indianas (fiscales, oidores, alcaldes del crimen y fiscales protectores de indios desde sus antecedentes con Felipe IV y su inicio mercantil en 1683 hasta finales de Carlos II. Junto al planteamiento de la Corona se ofrece un completo análisis anual de las plazas provistas y beneficiadas, cantidades abonadas y personas titulares, junto con algunos aspectos sociales de los compradores (origen, estatus, experiencia.

  2. Contabilidad del impuesto sobre beneficios y resultado global: relevancia valorativa en el mercado financiero español

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    Constancio Zamora Ramírez

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available La contabilidad del impuesto sobre beneficios ha sido un tema profusamente tratado en la literatura académica y que actualmente se encuentra a la espera de un borrador para su reforma en el seno del International Accounting Standard Board (IASB. Por otro lado, a pesar de que la normativa contable se ha orientado hacia un reconocimiento del efecto impositivo en base a diferencias temporarias, la investigación empírica se ha centrado en el desarrollo de modelos en base al efecto sobre pérdidas y ganancias obviando su efecto sobre el resultado global. A través de un modelo desarrollado sobre la base del propuesto por Ohlson en 1995, los activos y pasivos por impuestos diferidos repercuten en la valoración de las empresas que realiza el mercado. Los activos por impuesto diferidos presentan de forma significativa en los modelos desarrollados coeficientes negativos, lo que induce a pensar que el mercado considera que estos activos no pueden recuperarse bajo el modelo actual de negocio de la compañía y que deberían haber sido considerados como un mayor gasto por impuesto corriente. A la luz de estos resultados, las normas relativas a la contabilidad del impuesto sobre beneficios, deberían considerar un mayor contenido informativo en las cuentas anuales, así como un incremento en los requerimientos para el reconocimiento de activos.

  3. Percepción de los beneficios individuales del uso de la bicicleta compartida como modo de transporte

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    Adriana Jakovcevic

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El uso de la bicicleta como modo de transporte se asocia con numerosos beneficios ambientales y sociales, no obstante, se desconoce cuáles son los más valorados por los ciclistas. El objetivo de este estudio fue conocer en qué medida el Sistema de Transporte Público de Bicicletas (STPB de la ciudad de Buenos Aires produjo impactos positivos sobre los aspectos que las personas valoran en el momento de viajar, analizando si estas evaluaciones varían en función de la intensidad de uso del STPB. Para ello, se diseñó un cuestionario basado en un estudio sobre la calidad de vida residencial que fue aplicado a 161 usuarios del STPB. Los resultados indicaron que los aspectos del viajar: rapidez, control del horario de llegada, ahorro de dinero y en menor medida la salud, fueron muy importantes para los usuarios y fueron los que más mejoraron a partir del uso del STPB. Asimismo, las personas que usan el sistema con mayor intensidad son las que perciben más beneficios sobre los aspectos no instrumentales del viajar como el entretenimiento y la comodidad. Estos resultados sugieren que para lograr que las personas realicen un cambio sustentable en sus comportamientos de movilidad es necesario mantener las ventajas instrumentales que ofrece el servicio de bicicletas compartidas sobre los otros medios de transporte.

  4. Búsqueda de sensaciones y consumo de alcohol: el papel mediador de la percepción de riesgos y beneficios

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    Beatriz González-Iglesias

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available La búsqueda de sensaciones es una de las variables de personalidad más estrechamente ligadas con la adopción de distintas conductas de riesgo, especialmente el consumo de alcohol y otras drogas. Además, la búsqueda de sensaciones influye en la valoración que los individuos realizan sobre los riesgos y sus posibles consecuencias. El objetivo de este estudio es analizar la relación entre la búsqueda de sensaciones y el consumo de alcohol en una muestra de 356 jóvenes con edades comprendidas entre los 18 y los 25 años. Además, hemos querido explorar el posible efecto mediador de las percepciones sesgadas de los individuos sobre los posibles riesgos y beneficios asociados al alcohol en la relación entre la personalidad y el consumo de alcohol. Los resultados obtenidos confirman la importancia de la búsqueda de sensaciones en la explicación del consumo de alcohol de los jóvenes y el papel mediador de las percepciones de riesgos y beneficios en la explicación de dicha relación. En la discusión del trabajo se analizan sus importantes implicaciones prácticas a la hora de diseñar intervenciones específicas dirigidas a prevenir los riesgos asociados al consumo de alcohol en jóvenes.

  5. Los foros de discusión y sus beneficios en la docencia virtual: recomendaciones para un uso eficiente

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    Isabel Buil

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tiene como principal objetivo efectuar un análisis de los beneficios que los foros de discusión, como espacio de comunicación e intercambio de información, ofrecen en el marco de la docencia virtual. A través de una aplicación empírica en la modalidad de enseñanza virtual en un contexto universitario, la investigación describe la implantación de esta herramienta en varias asignaturas pertenecientes a un grado de empresa, constatando su utilidad y beneficios de cara a mejorar la experiencia de enseñanza-aprendizaje. A continuación, se profundiza en la importancia de los factores que favorecen el empleo de esta herramienta por parte de los estudiantes, poniendo de relieve la influencia de las motivaciones sociales y personales como precursores del empleo de estas herramientas, más allá del impacto de las percepciones extrínsecas. Finalmente, el trabajo discute las implicaciones de estos resultados para las instituciones académicas, ofrece recomendaciones para un mejor uso y comprensión de los foros de discusión, y establece una serie de consejos que permitirán sacar mayor provecho a esta herramienta

  6. Diseño y desarrollo de materiales, procesos y equipos magnetorreológicos para beneficio de materiales

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    Marco A. Ardila B

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta una síntesis de la revisión bibliográfica hecha sobre fluidos magnetorreológicos, y del estado del arte, fundamentalmente basada en estudios previos realizados por los grupos de investigación en carbones y carboquímica y, materiales siderúrgicos de la UPTC, tendiente a determinar propiedades magnetorreologicas en mezclas de aceite automotriz con partículas metálicas[1], en el cual se llevó acabo un análisis comparativo de mezclas de aceite automotriz con magnetita y partículas metálicas, para establecer comportamiento su magnetorreológico.. Igualmente se relacionan los procedimientos aplicados para la preparación mecánica de magnetita mineral y las reacciones químicas para la síntesis de magnetita en laboratorio. También se presentan los resultados de la caracterización fisicoquímica de la magnetita mineral, mediante análisis químico por Espectrometría y Microscopía Electrónica de Barrido(MEB. Estos procedimientos forman parte del proyecto "Diseño y Desarrollo de Materiales, Procesos y Equipos Magnetorreológicos para Beneficio de Minerales "que se encuentra en ejecución por parte de los Grupos de Investigación en Ingeniería Mecánica GilM de la Universidad Santo Tomás y de Carbones y Carboquímica de la UPTC. La metodología propone cuatro fases para el desarrollo del proyecto, así: Fase de estudio y adaptación de los principios tecnológicos de los fluidos magnetorreológicos, Fase de desarrollo de la técnica para aplicar la suspensión magnetorreológica de magnetita al proceso de beneficio de minerales, Fase de desarrollo de la tecnología para el proceso de beneficio de minerales, y una Fase de pruebas y optimización del proceso. Como productos finales, se espera obtener una suspensión de magnetita con propiedades magnetorreológicas, debidamente caracterizada para su aplicación en el proceso de beneficio de minerales por métodos gravimétricos, los equipos de prueba para

  7. Rural Households

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    Bruun, Ole

    2013-01-01

    Based on a comprehensive survey and subsequent fieldwork, this chapter introduces the socio-economic characteristics and common livelihood strategies of rural households in Quang Nam, Central Vietnam. It demonstrates the basic premise of self-reliance in rural society and the decreasing economic...

  8. Análisis de los beneficios tributarios y el impuesto al patrimonio en la ley 1111 de 2006, frente a los principios de equidad, progresividad y eficiencia.

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    Castillo Beltrán, Juan Camilo

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    La historia de la tributación en Colombia en los últimos años se ha caracterizado por un sistema tributario ineficiente y poco equitativo. La reforma tributaria del año 2006, continua con la misma tendencia tributaria de años anteriores y además, crea una serie de beneficios y exenciones tributarias que están en contra de los principios constitucionales de Equidad, Progresividad y Eficiencia. Respecto al impuesto de renta, crea nuevas tarifas, descuentos y beneficios tributarios que generan...

  9. Los beneficios penitenciarios como instrumentos de acercamiento a la libertad : análisis desde la legislación iberoamericana

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    Milla Vásquez, Diana Gisella

    2014-01-01

    El presente trabajo aborda el estudio comparativo del fundamento, naturaleza jurídica y contenido de las instituciones que han venido a denominarse beneficios penitenciarios en los diversos ordenamientos de ejecución penal tanto de España, como en América Latina. Tales normativas e instrumentos internacionales, serán el principal objeto de estudio, informados en cualesquiera normativas estatales por un similar espíritu resocializador. Los beneficios penitenciarios, antaño gracias y premios, d...

  10. Proyecto empresarial para la implementación de un supermercado de productos basados en los beneficios terapéuticos de la dieta mediterránea

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    Fuentes Parejo, Eduardo

    2014-01-01

    En la actualidad, podemos encontrar más de 13.000 documentos de evidencia científica que avalan los beneficios terapéuticos de la Dieta Mediterránea. Es pionera en la aportación de beneficios para nuestro organismo gracias a que se basa en alimentos naturales tales como frutas, verduras, legumbres, aceite de oliva, cereales, huevos, lácteos y carne de aves. Todo este conjunto de alimentos son importantes a la hora de prevenir enfermedades del tipo cardiovasculares, colesterol y triglicé...

  11. BENEFICIOS RELACIONALES, SATISFACCIÓN Y LEALTAD EN EL COMERCIO MINORISTA: UNA COMPARATIVA INTERSECTORIAL / RELATIONSHIP BENEFITS, SATISFACTION, AND LOYALTY IN RETAILING ACTIVITIES. AN INTERSECTORIAL COMPARATION

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    Ruiz Molina, M.E.; Gil saura, I.; Berenguer Contrí, G.

    2009-01-01

    En el contexto del marketing de relaciones, resulta de gran importancia para el establecimiento minorista identificar el tipo de beneficios de la relación que influye en mayor medida sobre sus resultados en términos de satisfacción del cliente y lealtad hacia el minorista, de manera que se garantice una relación continua y satisfactoria. Dichos beneficios pueden tener distinto peso en función del tipo de actividad llevada a cabo por el minorista. El presente trabajo pretende analizar empírica...

  12. La internacionalización de las bases de datos genéticos: Beneficios y riesgos

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    Inmaculada VivasTesón

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available La información genética en las bases de datos están en constante crecimiento. La defensa de la opinión de que el contenido de estas bases debería estar a disposición de científicos de todo el mundo, tiene riesgos y beneficios. Este artículo tiene como alcance trazar la escena internacional esta investigación genómica y la creación de un espacio virtual centralizado de la información genética con el único propósito de la investigación y las implicaciones legales de los datos personales de los pacientes

  13. Caracterización de las progestinas inyectables y sus beneficios en la Planificación Familiar

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    Reinaldo Rodríguez Ferrá

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó una revisión sobre la caracterización de los anticonceptivos inyectables solo de progestinas y sus beneficios en la planificación familiar. Se analizó su eficacia, mecanismos de acción, ventajas y desventajas de su uso, indicaciones específicas, el manejo de los efectos colaterales o secundarios, la elegibilidad del método para iniciar su uso, los procedimientos y categorías seleccionados por la OMS para indicarlo, cuáles son los pasos para comenzarlo, así como también el seguimiento de las mujeres que eligen este método. Se concluyó que los inyectables solo de progestinas traen beneficios a la planificación familiar, pues tienen una alta eficacia, y su utilización por mujeres con condiciones crónicas, depende de una adecuada consejería. Afirmamos que es una buena opción anticonceptiva para nuestras pacientes.A review of the characterization of injectable progestin-only contraceptives and their benefits for the family planning was made. Their efficacy, mechanisms of action, advantages and disadvantages of their use, specific indications, management of side effects, eligibility of a method to start their use, WHO procedures and categories, the steps to begin using these contraceptives and the follow-up of women opting for this method were all reviewed. It was concluded that progestin-only injectable contraceptives bring benefits to the family planning since their efficacy is high, although their use in women having chronic conditions depends on an adequate counseling. We stated that this is a good contraceptive option for our patients.

  14. Desarrollo de regímenes de acceso y distribución de beneficios: acercamiento de una propuesta metodológica

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    Luciana Carla Silvestri

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available El novedoso Protocolo de Nagoya regula el régimen internacional de acceso a recursos genéticos y distribución de beneficios. El mecanismo es capaz de ayudar mediante una distribución justa y equitativa de beneficios a conservar la diversidad genética, a compensar a las comunidades indígenas y locales por el uso de su conocimiento tradicional en relación con la utilización de la biodiversidad, y a reducir la brecha tecnológica existente entre los países del Norte y del Sur. Desafortunadamente experiencias previas al Protocolo de Nagoya demuestran que la implementación nacional de regímenes de acceso y distribución de beneficios ha resultado dificultosa e infructuosa debido a varias razones. Entre ellas se incluyen la existencia de lagunas legales y la falta de capacidades institucionales y científicas. Partiendo de esa realidad se adelanta una metodología útil para anticipar y analizar los aspectos positivos y negativos que presenta un país de cara a implementar un régimen de acceso y distribución de beneficios. La metodología se basa en el análisis de tres categorías elementales: a recursos genéticos del país proveedor y conocimiento tradicional a ellos asociado, b normas legales y políticas nacionales relacionadas con el acceso y distribución de beneficios  y c capacidades en investigación y desarrollo biotecnológico de las instituciones científicas del país proveedor de recursos genéticos que potencialmente pudieran estar involucradas en la distribución de beneficios. Se espera que su aplicación ayude a aquellos países que se encuentran actualizando o desarrollando regímenes nacionales de acceso y distribución de beneficios a asegurar una implementación exitosa del mecanismo.

  15. La Comunidad Andina frente al reto del acceso a los recursos genéticos y la distribución de beneficios

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    Martha Isabel Gómez Lee

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo estudia las medidas jurídicas y políticas que ha adoptado la Comunidad Andina (CAN sobre el acceso a los recursos genéticos y la distribución de beneficios a la luz de los estudios de equidad en la distribución de beneficios de Bram de Jonge y Niels Louwaar (2009. Según estos autores, el principio de Acceso y Distribución de Beneficios (ADB se justifica por tres asimetrías que están presentes en este asunto. Por un lado, la doble asimetría entre la asignación y la explotación de los recursos y, por otro, la asimetría entre los derechos de propiedad intelectual y los derechos legales de los recursos genéticos y los conocimientos tradicionales. En este contexto, la CAN ratifica los principios de soberanía de los recursos genéticos y de Acceso y Distribución de Beneficios del Convenio sobre Diversidad Biológica. Las principales respuestas que ha dado la CAN al reto del acceso a los recursos genéticos y distribución de beneficios son las Decisiones 391, 486 y 523. En este contexto, el Programa BIOCAN está trabajando en los temas de especial relevancia para la región, dentro de los cuales están los desafíos de asignarle valor a los recursos genéticos y el de la biopiratería.

  16. ANÁLISIS COSTO-BENEFICIO DE CUATRO MEDICAMENTOS ANTIPSICÓTICOS EN PACIENTES CON ESQUIZOFRENIA EN COLOMBIA

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    Diego Rosselli

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    Por la menor incidencia de efectos secundarios extrapiramidales y por una mayor adherencia de los pacientes al tratamiento, los antipsicóticos atípicos de liberación prolongada constituyen una alternativa para el tratamiento de la esquizofrenia. En este análisis de costo-beneficio se compara un antipsicótico atípico de liberación prolongada (risperidona con dos medicamentos orales de nueva generación (olanzapina y clozapina y uno típico de depósito (pipotiazina.
    Se empleó un modelo de árbol decisión que incorporó exclusivamente costos directos, desde la perspectiva de una EPS (“tercero pagador” y empleando las ivariables adherencia, recaídas con y sinhospitalización, y efectos adversos. Según el modelo, el empleo de risperidona inyectable de liberación prolongada durante un año de tratamiento, y de manera similar a la clozapina, ahorraría un millón de pesos al sistema al compararse con la olanzapina, y dos millones al compararse con la pipotiazina.
    A esta ganancia en dinero con la risperidona inyectable se agregaría el beneficio directo e Indirecto para el paciente y su comunidad al reducir las recaídas.

    Palabras clave: risperidona, depósito, antipsicóticos, esquizofrenia, costo-beneficio.

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    Due to the lower incidence of extrapyramidal side effects and greater adherence of patients to treatment, long-action atypical antipsychotics are an alternative for the treatment of schizophrenia. In this cost-benefit analysis we compare a long-action atypical antipsychotic (risperidone with two second-generation oral antipsychotics (olanzapine and clozapine and a “typical” prolonged action drug (pipotiazine.
    We designed a decision tree that included only direct costs, from the third party payer perspective, using as main variables adherence, relapses with and without hospitalization, and side

  17. Coste-beneficio del tratamiento farmacológico de la parálisis cerebral con espasticidad en México

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    Arroyave Loaiza Gilma

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: La parálisis cerebral con espasticidad produce un alto grado de minusvalía, especialmente en los niños/as menores, su tratamiento se circunscribe a la disminución de las incapacidades pero no se cura totalmente. Existe una intervención farmacológica que permite una calidad de vida mejor, por lo cual se hace una evaluación de costo-beneficio de esa intervención, observando los logros individuales y los beneficios sociales. Métodos: El punto de partida es información nacional de México, obtenida de fuentes secundarias. A los datos base se les proyecta en escenarios tendenciales de crecimiento del problema de salud y se le aplican los cálculos que permiten dimensionar el problema, para derivar sus beneficios a partir de los indicadores: peso de la enfermedad y años de vida saludables perdidos y ganados, con lo cual se estima el beneficio social y económico que significa la intervención farmacológica que se analiza. Resultados: Los datos muestran que la intervención farmacológica produce un beneficio inmediato porque se disminuye el peso de la enfermedad de 0,92 a 0,40. En el nivel individual el máximo beneficio se expresa en el incremento de la calidad de vida de los menores entre 6 y 12 años que padecen la minusvalía, al pasar de 0,08 a 0,60 años de vida ajustados por calidad. En el nivel nacional se recuperarían 595.817 años de vida saludables, que serían perdidos al realizar la intervención. El valor monetario que significa la intervención corresponde a $ 2.725.00 pesos mexicanos ($ 283.00 dólares de Estados Unidos de América por administración del medicamento durante un año a cada niño con la minusvalía. Conclusiones: La intervención significa un coste bajo, porque revertir los procesos neurológicos y fisiológicos de la parálisis cerebral es imposible en la actualidad, por lo tanto incrementar la calidad de vida de los menores enfermos es el máximo beneficio posible. El análisis coste-beneficio

  18. Rural nurses

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    Wilson, Rhonda L.; Usher, Kim

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    that they align more closely to the developmental and social needs of young people with mental health problems. Design: A mixed methods case study design was used to explore the early mental health care needs of young rural people. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted and data were analysed...... to young people. Conclusions: Non-traditional venues such as community, school and justice settings are ideal places where more convenient first conversations about mental health with young people and their families, and rural nurses should be deployed to these settings. Relevance to Clinical Practice...

  19. A critical analysis of the 'Programa Luz Para Todos' for the electrification of remote communities in the Amazon region; Uma analise critica do Programa Luz Para Todos para a eletrificacao de comunidades isoladas na regiao Amazonica

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    Teixeira, Andre Frazao [Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado do Amazonas (FAPEAM), Manaus, AM (Brazil); Lopes, Davi Gabriel; Cavaliero, Carla Kazue Nakao [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (FEM/UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). Fac. de Engenharia Mecanica

    2010-07-01

    This article presents a critical review of 'Luz para Todos' (LpT) as a rural electricity deployment program and its viability as a starter for a development process to isolated communities from Amazon region. We analyzed the functionality using data from the beginning of the program until 2009, as well the methodology and organization of the investments over 'Luz para Todos' program as a development starter, preferably sustainable, for the isolated communities from Amazon region. We concluded that a discussion is mandatory, as well a review of some important points, such as estimation of available financial resources; mechanisms used to motivate electric utilities that serve the isolated communities especially in the Amazon region; and the relationship between energy and development proposed by the program. (author)

  20. Cost-benefit of energy saving in bioclimatic designs; Costo-beneficio del ahorro de energia en los disenos bioclimatios

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    Lopez P, J. Manuel A. [Doble dos soluciones de Negocios (Mexico); Morillon G, David; Rdriguez V, Luis [Universidad Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)

    2001-06-01

    Tools and criteria for Cost-Benefit Analysis (ACB) of energy saving in bioclimatic designs (DB) are presented, for which a reference project is established. Based on the traditional design of air conditioning of a building and with the support of this one, the estimation of costs and benefits of the same building is made; but with passive systems. The tools used consider related resources such as time and money. Criteria are used such as: Present value (VP), Equivalent Annual Cost (EAC) and the Cost of the conserved Energy (CEC). The costs related to the construction, maintenance and operation of the design are taken into consideration. The differences between the design of reference and the Bioclimatic Design, established from the application of these criteria, allow evaluating the economic margin as far as operation and maintenance. Finally, the cost of the conserved energy of the bioclimatic measures is evaluated as an initiative for energy saving and calculates the present value from them in all of the period of useful life of the bioclimatic design. [Spanish] Se presentan herramientas y criterios para el analisis Costo-Beneficio (ACB) del ahorro de energia en los disenos bioclimaticos (DB), para lo cual se establece un proyecto de referencia. Basado en el diseno tradicional de la climatizacion de un edificio y con apoyo en este, se realiza la estimacion de costos y beneficios del mismo edificio; pero con sistema pasivos. Las herramientas usadas consideran recursos relacionados como son tiempo y dinero. Se usan criterios tales como: Valor Presente (VP), Costo Anual Equivalente (CAE) y el Costo de la Energia conservada (CEC). Se toman en consideracion los costos relacionados con la construccion, mantenimiento y operacion del diseno. Las diferencias entre el diseno de referencia y el Diseno Bioclimatico, establecidas a partir de la aplicacion de estos criterios, permiten evaluar el margen economico en cuanto a la operacion y el mantenimiento. Finalmente, se

  1. Los beneficios del ocio juvenil y su contribución al desarrollo humano (The benefits of youth leisure and their contribution to human development

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    María Jesús Monteagudo

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza los beneficios del ocio juvenil y su aportación al desarrollo personal y social con el objetivo de esclarecer si el tipo de actividad de ocio, el género, los espacios y el carácter espontáneo u organizado del ocio inciden en la percepción de beneficios emocionales, cognitivos, sociales, físicos y desarrollo de destrezas y habilidades técnicas. La muestra se compone de 1253 jóvenes españoles con edades entre los 16 y 18 años. Los resultados corroboran el influjo de estas variables tanto en la percepción de beneficios como en la naturaleza de los mismos. El ocio físico-deportivo no es solo la práctica más significativa, sino también la que les proporciona un abanico más amplio de retornos positivos. Los chicos obtienen puntuaciones más altas en todos los tipos de beneficios, excepto en los emocionales. Algunos espacios del ocio resultan más proclives para el logro de ciertos beneficios. Finalmente, el ocio organizado aporta mayores beneficios que el no organizado. La discusión sobre el rol de estas variables es clave para hacer del ocio un factor de desarrollo juvenil. | This study aims to explore the benefits of youth leisure in order to clarify whether the type of leisure activity, gender, space and organization of leisure practice affect the perception of different categories of benefits: emotional, cognitive, social physical and the acquisition of abilities and technical skills. The sample consists of 1253 young Spaniards aged between 16 and 18 years. The results confirm the influence of these variables both in the perception of benefits and nature thereof. Physical-sport leisure is not only the most significant practice, but also the one that gives them a wider range of positive returns. The boys score higher in all types of benefits, except for the emotional. Some spaces of leisure are more prone to the achievement of certain benefits. Finally, organized leisure brings greater benefits than non

  2. Valoración económica del ruido: una aplicación a través del método de transferencia de beneficios

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    Correa Restrepo, Francisco Javier; Osorio Múnera, Juan David; Patiño Valencia, Bernardo Andrés

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    Este artículo tiene como objetivo realizar una aproximación a la valoración económica de los beneficios de la reducción del ruido generado por infraestructuras de telecomunicaciones en cuatro zonas urbanas del área metropolitana de la ciudad de Medellín (Colombia). Así, mediante el método de transferencia de beneficios, en un horizonte a perpetuidad, se obtuvo un valor económico de $79,40 millones para los beneficios generados por la reducción de los niveles de ruido en hogares de cuatro zona...

  3. Régimen jurídico del trabajo rural

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    Héctor Zapirain

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La explotación rural se encuentra sujeta a diversos factores que le otorgan características singulares. Se trata de una actividad asentada preponderantemente en el campo donde el uso de la tierra es esencial. Actividad que, en su ejecución y resultado, depende estrechamente de la naturaleza, de los ciclos biológicos y de las variaciones climáticas. Existe una distancia entre tiempo de trabajo y tiempo de producción. Esta explica, entre otras causas, la tendencia a la precarización de la mano de obra rural. El trabajo regular o permanente, a tiempo completo y remunerado, no es la modalidad predominante, principalmente de países en desarrollo. Esas particularidades han contribuido a la creación de una legislación especial. Una práctica que se observa en la legislación laboral comparada. Orientación que ha influido en el legislador uruguayo.Introducción. Primera parte. Conceptos generales: Trabajo rural (agrario. Peculiaridades especiales de la actividad rural. La reglamentación del trabajo en el agro. Segunda parte. Estatuto del trabajador rural: Breve reseña de la evolución legislativa.  Precisiones pertinentes. Trabajador rural. Tiempo de trabajo y régimen de descansos. Feriados y vacaciones anuales. Salario y beneficios complementarios. Otras prestaciones a cargo del empleador rural. Seguridad y salud en el trabajo. Régimen de despido. Contralor administrativo 

  4. Estudio de la Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni como edulcorante natural y su uso en beneficio de la salud

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    Rebeca Salvador-Reyes

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Lastevia, conocida también como “El edulcorante milagroso”, es considerada el mejor sustituto del azúcardebido a que es hasta 300 veces más dulce y no contiene calorías. Este arbusto, cultivado en los bosques deBrasil y Paraguay, presenta en su composición unalto porcentaje de glucósidos de esteviol (esteviósido yrebaudiosida A, los cuales le confieren un sabor dulce intenso y propiedades terapéuticas contra la diabetes, lahipertensión y la obesidad; además ayuda al control del peso, la saciedad y el hambre. Por su contenido encompuestos fenólicos, lastevia actúa también como un excelente antioxidante y anticancerígeno; asimismo seha demostrado que posee propiedades antibacterianas, anticonceptivas y diuréticas. Este trabajo de revisióntuvo como objetivo, recopilar información sobre los estudios realizados a la stevia como alternativa al azúcar ylos beneficios de su consumo.

  5. El tráfico de influencias en la España franquista: decisiones públicas, beneficios privados

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    Francisco Javier Fernández Roca

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available En la España del primer franquismo, la política económica autárquica y el marco institucional intervencionista provocaron que los agentes económicos no se comportaran buscando la eficiencia económica, sino como buscadores de rentas. En este artículo se estudia, en primer lugar, el tráfico de influencias en las entregas directas de activos o en las asignaciones sesgadas de bienes, legitimados de alguna forma, por parte del poder público; en segundo lugar, se analiza cómo operaron las estructuras administrativas y burocráticas del Estado. Finalmente, se estudia la generación de beneficios particulares obtenidos desde los programas económicos y desde las normativas de la política económica.During the first regime of the Franco dictatorship, the economic policy implemented in Spain was autarky. This policy and the high level of government interventionism lead the economic agents to behave as rent-seekers instead of seeking efficiency. In this paper, we firstly study the peddling of political favors not only through direct deliveries of assets but also trough the slanted assignments of goods. These two aspects were legitimized, in some way, by the State. Secondly, we analyze the role played by the government administrative and bureaucratic structures. Lastly, we study the private profits obtained from both economic programs and the regulations established by the economic policy.

  6. Teoría de la empresa bajo incertidumbre con mercado de futuros: el papel de los costes fijos y de un impuesto sobre los beneficios

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    Rodrıguez Puerta, Inmaculada; Alvarez Lopez, Alberto A.

    2009-01-01

    El modelo “seminal”, para la empresa competitiva bajo incertidumbre en el precio, presentado por Sandmo (1971) es ampliado por Holthausen (1979) considerando un mercado de futuros para el bien producido por la empresa. En este articulo examinamos dos aspectos no estudiados en el trabajo de Holthausen: el efecto de una variacion en los costes fijos y la consideracion de un impuesto sobre los beneficios. Asimismo, utilizamos para ello una metodologia distinta a la del autor, la cual es una gen...

  7. Costo-beneficio de la terapia en ambiente húmedo versus terapia tradicional: el caso de un paciente con úlcera en la extremidad inferior

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    Blanca Lilia Reyes-Rocha

    Full Text Available Actualmente, ha cobrado relevancia el uso de la terapia húmeda en la cura de las heridas crónicas; sin embargo, persiste el uso de la terapia tradicional como técnica para lograr la cicatrización de las mismas. El caso que presentamos tiene como propósito determinar el costo-beneficio del empleo de apósitos de cura en ambiente húmedo versus cura tradicional en un paciente con úlcera en la extremidad inferior. Los resultados muestran que el coste es mayor con la terapia en ambiente húmedo; sin embargo, el periodo de cicatrización de la herida es menor en comparación con el tiempo de cicatrización que conlleva la cura tradicional; esto redunda en un beneficio para el paciente al alcanzar su recuperación en un menor tiempo. Estos hallazgos permiten proponer hipótesis para estudios posteriores bajo otro diseño metodológico, a fin de generar evidencia científica que coadyuve en la mejora de los procesos de atención en beneficio de la población con este tipo de padecimiento.

  8. Lucha de bandos y beneficios eclesiásticos en los encastillamientos de Ciudad Rodrigo (1475-1520

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    José Ignacio MARTÍN BENITO

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: La rivalidad banderil de los últimos años del siglo XV y los primeros del XVI que enfrentó en Ciudad Rodrigo a los principales linajes de la ciudad, se extendió también al estamento eclesiástico. Los conflictos derivaron muchas veces en asaltos y encastillamientos, esto es, una de las partes se hacía fuerte con armas y gente en el interior de un edificio para resistir la presión del bando contrario. En el fondo lo que estaba en juego era la lucha por el poder civil y militar de la ciudad, así como por la permanencia de encomiendas en determinados monasterios. A ello no eran ajenas tampoco las discrepancias por la jurisdicción eclesiástica, así como por la posesión de beneficios. Águilas y Pachecos, Obispo y Cabildo, así como otros intereses ligados a miembros de la nobleza y del clero protagonizaron dichos sucesos.ABSTRACT: In the late 15th century and the early 16th century, the rivalry among the main noble families in Ciudad Rodrigo also included the clergy. Conflicts often resulted in assaults and encastillamientos, i.e., one of the sides took over a castle and kept arms and people in it to resist pressure from the opposite side. Civil and military powers in town were at stake, as well as life annuities in some monasteries. There was also conflict over the jurisdiction of the church and the possession of endowments. These conflicts were led by Águilas and Pachecos (two noble families, Chapters and Bishops, and other members of the aristocracy and the clergy.

  9. Prácticas psicológicas basadas en la evidencia: beneficios y retos para Latinoamérica

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    Alfonso Martínez-Taboas

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta las características medulares de las prácticas psicológicas basadas en la evidencia (PPBE. Enfatiza en que las PPBE son un movimiento internacional, que se ha integrado al abordaje de la salud por gobiernos y una amplia plétora de organizaciones profesionales. La investigación actualizada apunta al hecho que las PPBE usualmente maximizan resultados positivos en muchas poblaciones. Las PPBE plantean la integración de tres variables al momento de realizar una intervención psicológica: (a la utilización de la mejor evidencia disponible, que provee la Psicología para la toma de decisiones, (b considerar las preferencias y características culturales de la población a la cual se dirige la intervención y (c integrar el peritaje y la experiencia profesional del psicólogo. El artículo evalúa las adaptaciones culturales de diferentes PPBE y presenta evidencia que estas intervenciones producen mejores resultados comparados con intervenciones no adaptados. Revisa asuntos fundamentales como la internacionalización del fenómeno de las PPBE, su aplicabilidad y la efectividad en diferentes escenarios y su adaptabilidad con diferentes etnias y razas. Finalmente, se discuten posibles beneficios y barreras de transportar las PPBE a países latinoamericanos. Se utiliza el ejemplo de Puerto Rico para documentar cómo la Psicología puertorriqueña paulatinamente se ha movido por esta línea.

  10. Rural Mental Health

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    ... Rural Health Topics & States Topics View more Rural Mental Health There is a significant need for mental health ... action to prevent suicides? Where can I find mental health statistics for rural populations? The Substance Abuse and ...

  11. Cómo y para qué se ha instaurado el discurso de la maximización de beneficios en la esfera psicoterapéutica: análisis de las evaluaciones de costo-beneficio

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    Lo que me motiva a escribir el presente artículo dice relación con la posibilidad de poder analizar el por qué y para qué se han introducido herramientas administrativas a la evaluación de los procesos psicoterapéuticos. No me motiva investigar qué tipo de intervención psicoterapéutica puede resultar más adecuada para tal tipo de problema psicológico; sino construir algunas hipótesis que justifiquen la introducción de constructos tales como eficiencia, maximización de beneficios, eficacia, efectividad, etc. al campo psicoterapéutico.También me interesa cuestionar la utilidad de instaurar ciertos modelos de explicación derivados de las “ciencias duras” al campo de la salud mental.

    Para cumplir el propósito que me propongo, analizaré qué es lo que se entiende por investigaciones en análisis de costo y sugeriré quiénes legitiman la introducción de este tipo de dispositivo social en nuestras formas de vida y para qué lo hacen. Posteriormente abordaré las investigaciones publicadas tomando como referencia el metaanálisis realizado por Gabbard, Lazar, Hornberger y Spiegel en 1997, develando las falencias que presentan los estudios publicados. Por último, en la discusión final voy a sostener que este tipo de estudio constituye un dispositivo social -validado por la administración y la economía, principalmente- mediante el cual se favorecen los intereses de actores sociales específicos, entre los cuales destacan las compañías aseguradoras de salud, el Estado y aquellas intervenciones psicoterapéuticas que poseen un marcado enfoque médico; en particular, la psiquiatría.

  12. Los beneficios del TLC

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    Martín Uribe Arbeláez

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available El TLC usa-Colombia aumenta la protección de la propiedad intelectual por encima de la normatividad internacional plasmada en los Acuerdos adpic de la omc y en la Decisión 486 de 2000, de la Comunidad Andina de Naciones. Intensifica la llamada “apertura económica” consagrando un modelo exportador. El propósito de este ensayo es analizar lo que representa para el desarrollo económico y social, con énfasis en los dramáticos cambios que se introducen en el Régimen Común de Propiedad Industrial. El saqueo de la biodiversidad, “patentes a plantas o animales”, los enormes costos para la salud pública, la competitividad basada en las maquilas y la pauperización social, contradicen los sofismas que parecen evocar el realismo mágico como explicación de nuestra historia.

  13. Los beneficios del TLC

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    Martín Uribe Arbeláez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El tlc usa-Colombia aumenta la protección de la propiedad intelectual por encima de la normatividad internacional plasmada en los Acuerdos adpic de la omc y en la Decisión 486 de 2000, de la Comunidad Andina de Naciones. Intensifica la llamada “apertura económica” consagrando un modelo exportador. El propósito de este ensayo es analizar lo que representa para el desarrollo económico y social, con énfasis en los dramáticos cambios que se introducen en el Régimen Común de Propiedad Industrial. El saqueo de la biodiversidad, “patentes a plantas o animales”, los enormes costos para la salud pública, la competitividad basada en las maquilas y la pauperización social, contradicen los sofismas que parecen evocar el realismo mágico como explicación de nuestra historia.�

  14. ANÁLISIS DE UNA RED DE COOPERACIÓN DE PyMEs EN MISIONES, ARGENTINA: BENEFICIOS Y CARENCIAS PARA EL DESARROLLO LOCAL SOSTENIBLE

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    Juan Carlos, Michalus

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un estudio de caso de una red de cooperación existente en la provincia de Misiones, Argentina, integrada por una Pequeña y Mediana Empresa (PyME elaboradora de té negro y un grupo de PyMEs de aserrado de madera, constituida a partir de la iniciativa particular del empresario tealero. El objetivo es identificar los beneficios del trabajo en cooperación y a su vez, poner en evidencia las carencias que existen cuando estos procesos no se realizan de manera planificada y orientada al desarrollo local sostenible.El estudio de caso que se expone constituye un caso único, contemporáneo; con relevamiento de datos en los establecimientos pertenecientes a la red de cooperación, entrevistas a empresarios y encargados de producción, que permitieron constatar los beneficios de la cooperación, entre los que figuran: aprovechamiento de residuos, generación de lazos de confianza entre empresarios y contribución al cuidado del medio ambiente. También se constataron las principales deficiencias que impiden la obtención de beneficios mayores, derivados de la carencia de un instrumental metodológico adecuado para implementar este tipo de emprendimientos cooperativos, entre los que se destaca: escaso aprovechamiento de recursos ociosos, ausencia de mejoras en procesos mediante innovaciones conjuntas, falta de participación de actores fundamentales y de orientación sistemática hacia el desarrollo local sostenible.

  15. Percepciones sobre la Manipulación del Beneficio. Estudio sobre los Efectos del País de Origen en Estudiantes Universitarios

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    Marshall A. Geiger

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es examinar la influencia del país de origen en la percepción de las prácticas de manipulación de los beneficios. La manipulación de beneficios tiene una variedad de formas que a su vez varían entre diferentes países Estudios anteriores realizados en este ámbito, revelan una gran diversidad de las percepciones sobre la aceptabilidad desde el punto de vista ético de algunas de ellas. Con esta finalidad hemos realizado un estudio donde estudiantes de contabilidad, es decir, futuros profesionales de Estados Unidos y España evalúan un conjunto de situaciones (Merchant and Rockness 1994. El análisis de las respuestas muestra diferencias en las respuestas obtenidas en los dos países, pudiendo indicar que la cultura nacional ejerce su influencia en la percepción de los individuos sobre la manipulaciónde beneficios.The aim of this study is to examine the influence of the national origin in the perception of earnings management. Manipulating, or “managing,” one’s accounting earnings takes a variety of forms that it varies too depending on the countries. Prior research reveals wide disagreement regarding the perceived ethical acceptability of this practice. This study investigates whether national origin influences perceptions of earnings management in accounting students, it means future accounting professionals. Participants from the United States and Spain evaluated several vignettes describing various earnings management practices (Merchant and Rockness 1994. Analyses of the responses indicate considerable variation between students from these two countries, indicating culture does impact how individuals perceive opportunities to manage reported financial information.

  16. Adjustments in Rural Education.

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    Dawson, Howard A., Ed.

    This 1937 compilation of articles covers a wide range of problems within the scope of rural public education. The rural education issues discussed fall under the following general headings: (1) professional leadership; (2) rural school supervision; (3) staff training; (4) rural school district organization; (5) physical plants and equipment; and…

  17. Rural entrepreneurship and rural development in Nigeria

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    Francis O. Nwankwo

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    Full Text Available Rural entrepreneurship can help develop rural areas through good management of the local resources. Within the framework of integrated rural development theory, this study attempts to determine the perceptions of rural entrepreneurs on the nature and role of entrepreneurship in rural economic development. The study adopted the survey and descriptive design. The researchers randomly selected 200 rural entrepreneurs from five towns in Oyi Local Government Area. The major source of data was primary data, though secondary data such as journals, textbooks and Internet materials were also consulted. A 24-item questionnaire of strongly agree, agree, disagree and strongly disagree was designed and administered. Findings showed that rural entrepreneurship can help increase output, create employment and reduce rural urban migration among other things. However, rural entrepreneurs are faced with certain challenges such as insufficient funds and lack of government support. Based on these findings, the researchers recommended that rural areas should be made attractive and government should create enabling environments for rural entrepreneurs through their policies and other assistance.

  18. El valor económico del Blue Carbon en Colombia: Beneficios de la captura y almacenamiento de carbono provistos por las Áreas Marinas Protegidas

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    Zárate, Tatiana; Maldona, Jorge Higinio

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    El Subsistema de Áreas Marinas Protegidas que se está implementando en Colombia apunta a la conservación de ecosistemas marinos y costeros claves para la provisión de diversos servicios ambientales, que son la base del desarrollo de distintas actividades económicas en el país. El objetivo de este documento es valorar los servicios asociados a captura y almacenamiento de carbono oceánico –Blue Carbon- provistos por el Subsistema. A través de la construcción de una función de beneficios y la es...

  19. ESTUDIO JURIDICO DE LOS BENEFICIOS ADMINISTRATIVOS, POR TRABAJO, ESTUDIO Y ENSEÑANZA EN LAS PERSONAS CONDENADAS EN COLOMBIA 2012-2013

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    Pezzotti Peñaranda, Gustavo Adolfo

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    Se estudian los diferentes beneficios administrativos por trabajo, estudio y enseñanza , que se les conceden a las personas que se encuentran privadas de la libertad por haber cometido un hecho punible, se analizó el procedimiento que realiza el INPEC para otorgar los certificados de cómputos de las horas de actividades desarrolladas, se pone en conocimiento el método que relacionan los jueces de ejecución de penas y medidas de seguridad quienes son los encargados de garantizar el cumplimient...

  20. Beneficios psicológicos del Boxeo para todos : Un estudio exploratorio a partir del reporte de una muestra de alumnos

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    Nievas, Ricardo; Gomez Montanelli, Daniel

    2011-01-01

    El propósito de este trabajo es conocer los alcances en cuanto a los beneficios psicológicos del método para la enseñanza llamado, boxeo para todos, tiene una metodología novedosa aplicable a muchos deportes principalmente los deportes de combate, para ellos se toma una muestra de alumnos que participan de esta metodología, como herramienta se utilizo una encuesta. Autorreportada de 24 ítems, a una muestra de 31 participantes de tres grupos de Boxeo para todos, de ambos sexos (84% varones y 1...

  1. Seroprevalencia de la toxoplasmosis y factores relacionados con las enfermedades transmitidas por alimentos en trabajadores de plantas de beneficio animal en cinco ciudades capitales de Colombia, 2008

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    Montealegre Santa, Ingrid Alexandra; Cortes, Liliana Jazmín; Valbuena, Yanely Angélica

    2009-01-01

    El Instituto Nacional de Salud de Colombia, con el fin de conocer la prevalencia de toxoplasmosis en trabajadores de mataderos, realizó la determinación de anticuerpos contra Toxoplasma gondii en la población seleccionada. El objetivo fue determinar la seroprevalencia de toxoplasmosis, mediante la técnica ELFA (Enzyme Linked Fluorescent Assay), en trabajadores de plantas de beneficio animal en cinco ciudades del país durante el año 2008, . Se llevó a cabo un estudio de corte transversal en 40...

  2. Beneficios económicos de Transmetro sobre la reducción de la accidentalidad vial en el área metropolitana de Barranquilla, Colombia

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    José Andrés Perdomo Calvo; María Cristina Arzuza Picon

    2015-01-01

    El principal objetivo de este documento es examinar la reducción de la accidentalidad vial en el área metropolitana de Barranquilla (AMBAQ), Colombia, a partir de la implementación del bus de tránsito rápido (BTR) Transmetro, y estimar económicamente los beneficios sociales debidos a la disminución de muertes y heridos por accidentes de tránsito en esta área entre 2010 y 2011. Con este propósito, se emplearon los lineamientos teóricos sobre externalidades en economía del transporte y un análi...

  3. Beneficios del ejercicio físico de baja intensidad durante la sesión de hemodiálisis en el paciente anciano

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    Vicent Esteve Simo

    2015-07-01

    Conclusiones: 1 El programa adaptado de ejercicio físico intradiálisis mejoró la fuerza muscular, la capacidad funcional y la calidad de vida relacionada con la salud de nuestros pacientes ancianos en HD. 2 Aun en población anciana, nuestros resultados realzan los beneficios del ejercicio físico en los pacientes en HD. 3 Ante un paciente anciano en HD, merece la pena considerar la realización de ejercicio físico adaptado intradiálisis como una parte más del cuidado integral en HD.

  4. Producción y beneficio de semilla de cilantro Production and Post-harvest Handling of Coriander Seed

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    Bernardo Enrique Puga Santos

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó el potencial de rendimiento de semilla del cultivar Unapal - Precoso utilizando cuatro densidades de siembra, dos métodos de cosecha, tres sistemas de trilla y tres operaciones de limpieza y clasificación. Se usó un diseño de bloques completos al azar con arreglo de parcelas subdivididas con tres repeticiones. La densidad de 1.5 millones ha-1 presentó el mayor rendimiento de semilla pura (1747.2 kg ha-1, aunque no se encontraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas. La cosecha manual rindió 1.264.9kg ha-1 y requirió 19.83 horas-hombre ha-1; la mecánica rindió 1.059kg ha-1 con 5.1 horas-hombre ha-1. El sistema de trilla estacionaria rindió 44.42 kg hora-1, seguido de trilla con garrote (36.97 kg h-1 y trilla con marimba (11.41 kg h-1. La trilla con garrote produjo el material más limpio y con menos fisuras; el porcentaje de frutos partidos fue similar en los tres sistemas de trilla. La venteadora produjo la menor pérdida de semilla (92.3% de recuperación y el mayor índice de remoción de material inerte (78.1%. Las densidades, método de cosecha, trilla y beneficio no afectaron la calidad física y fisiológica de las semillas. La germinación promedio fue de 92% y el índice de velocidad de emergencia (I. V. E. de 8.0 plántulas día-1. La humedad fue de 11.9%.The seed yield potential of coriander cultivar Unapal-Precoso was evaluated using four plant populations, two harvest methods, three threshing systems, and three clean-up and classification processes. A randomized complete block design was used with split-split plots and three replicates. The highest pure seed yield (1747.2 kg ha-1 was obtained with a population of 1.5 million plants/ha, although no statistically significant differences were found among treatments. Manual harvest of seed yielded 1264.9 kg ha-1 and required 19.83 man-hours ha-1, whereas mechanical harvest yielded 1059 kg ha-1 and required 5.1 man-hours ha-1. Stationary threshing yielded 44

  5. Boehringer Ingelheim Promeco contemplates the benefits of cogeneration in its new plant; Boehringer Ingelheim Promeco contempla beneficios de la cogeneracion para su nueva planta

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    Ruiz Esparza, R. [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico); Khouri Solis, A. [Boehringer Ingelheim Promeco, Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

    1997-12-31

    This paper presents the results of the feasibility study performed in BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PROMECO to determine the benefits that a cogeneration system could render in satisfying the energy demand of its plant currently being expanded. The results showed that in accordance with the operation mode of the already expanded plant, the highest benefits could be obtained of a cogeneration system with a capacity of 1,600 Kw that would partially satisfy the thermal and electrical demands of BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PROMECO. [Espanol] El presente articulo presenta los resultados de factibilidad que se realizo en Boehringer Ingelheim Promeco para determinar los beneficios que podria rendir un sistema de cogeneracion al satisfacer las demandas energeticas de su planta actualmente en ampliacion. Los resultados mostraron que de acuerdo al modo de operacion de la planta ya ampliada, los beneficios mas altos se obtendrian de un sistema de cogeneracion con capacidad de 1,600 kW que satisfaria parcialmente las demandas termicas y electricas de Boehringer Ingelheim Promeco.

  6. Acceso a recursos genéticos y distribución de beneficios en Colombia: desafíos del régimen normativo

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    Luciana Carla Silvestri

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available La investigación analiza los retos que presenta el régimen colombiano sobre acceso a recursos genéticos y distribución de beneficios mediante la utilización del método jurídico, con un enfoque descriptivo, comparativo y propositivo. El mecanismo de acceso y distribución de beneficios pretende desacelerar la pérdida de diversidad genética, entre otros fines. El marco legal se encuentra incompleto y no sistematizado. Asimismo, el procedimiento de acceso a recursos genéticos surge burocrático e ineficiente y obstaculiza así la investigación de la biodiversidad del país. Afortunadamente, la reciente simplificación del procedimiento para investigar recursos genéticos con fines no comerciales podría ayudar a resolver el mencionado problema para este tipo de proyectos. Además, la consulta previa articulada para el acceso a recursos genéticos ubicados en territorios de las comunidades indígenas y negras no garantiza la efectiva participación de aquellas. Por último, las medidas de cumplimiento establecidas, que circunscriben el control al acatamiento de la legislación colombiana y la de los países andinos, no satisfacen las disposiciones del Protocolo de Nagoya al respecto.

  7. Relación coste-beneficio de las políticas sobre consumo de tabaco en el lugar de trabajo

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    Raaijmakers Tamara

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo revisa los motivos que llevan a las empresas a establecer una política sobre control del tabaquismo, los beneficios económicos para la sociedad que se derivan de su adopción, y sus costes, detallados por países en la Unión Europea. Se revisa también la literatura sobre los costes de la aplicación de una política sobre tabaquismo en el ámbito laboral. El principal objetivo de las políticas sobre tabaquismo en el lugar de trabajo es la protección de los empleados del aire contaminado por el humo de tabaco (ACHT. Otros motivos son la reducción de costes; la mejora de la imagen; y la disminución de absentismo, accidentes laborales, conflictos y costes adicionales debidos al tabaco. La protección frente al ACHT no supone mayores costes para la empresa, y se refieren ventajas económicas con su puesta en práctica. Los beneficios sobrepasan con creces las inversiones, en particular a largo plazo, y parecen mayores cuando se establece una prohibición total de fumar en el lugar de trabajo en vez de áreas para fumadores.

  8. Beneficios económicos de Transmetro sobre la reducción de la accidentalidad vial en el área metropolitana de Barranquilla, Colombia

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    Jorge Perdomo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El principal objetivo de este documento es examinar la reducción de la accidentalidad vial en el área metropolitana de Barranquilla (AMBAQ, Colombia, a partir de la implementación del bus de tránsito rápido (BTR Transmetro, y estimar económicamente los beneficios sociales debidos a la disminución de muertes y heridos por accidentes de tránsito en esta área entre 2010 y 2011. Con este propósito, se emplearon los lineamientos teóricos sobre externalidades en economía del transporte y un análisis cuantitativo, mediante información secundaria, a través de modelos de series de tiempo ARIMAX con cambio estructural y el valor estadístico de la vida por accidentalidad vial en Colombia. De este modo, se determinó que el beneficio agregado anual por disminución de muertes en accidentes de tránsito en el AMBAQ en 2011 fue de $3.553’216.056, y para heridos graves fue de $13.732’882.320 aproximadamente.

  9. Valoración ambiental preliminar del riesgo-beneficio de la liberación de una semilla de arroz genéticamente modificada

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    Sergio Bermúdez Muñoz

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available La Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental (EIA es una herramienta de gestión que permite, de forma holística, determinar las potenciales alteraciones que una puede tener sobre el ambiente, pues considera los impactos positivos y negativos que podrían presentarse. La aplicación de esta herramienta cuando se libera un OGM, con la ayuda de información de campo y secundaria, se convierte en un esfuerzo pionero, pues permite a quienes toman decisiones y a la opinión pública analizar los pro y contra que la actividad podría tener. Mediante el empleo de un software para valorar impactos como RIAM, se logra una visión integral del riesgo y el beneficio gracias a la información obtenida, y se elabora un pronóstico de lo que podría ocurrir a partir de los supuestos planteados. Aunque el flujo de genes (-B es un riesgo, también se observan beneficios como la recuperación de campos infestados de arroz rojo y una menor persistencia de herbicidas en el ambiente (E.

  10. Acceso a recursos genéticos y distribución de beneficios en Colombia: desafíos del régimen normativo

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    Luciana Carla Silvestri

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available La investigación analiza los retos que presenta el régimen colombiano sobre acceso a recursos genéticos y distribución de beneficios mediante la utilización del método jurídico, con un enfoque descriptivo, comparativo y propositivo. El mecanismo de acceso y distribución de beneficios pretende desacelerar la pérdida de diversidad genética, entre otros fines. El marco legal se encuentra incompleto y no sistematizado. Asimismo, el procedimiento de acceso a recursos genéticos surge burocrático e ineficiente y obstaculiza así la investigación de la biodiversidad del país. Afortunadamente, la reciente simplificación del procedimiento para investigar recursos genéticos con fines no comerciales podría ayudar a resolver el mencionado problema para este tipo de proyectos. Además, la consulta previa articulada para el acceso a recursos genéticos ubicados en territorios de las comunidades indígenas y negras no garantiza la efectiva participación de aquellas. Por último, las medidas de cumplimiento establecidas, que circunscriben el control al acatamiento de la legislación colombiana y la de los países andinos, no satisfacen las disposiciones del Protocolo de Nagoya al respecto.

  11. Valoración Económica de los Beneficios Ambientales del Proceso de Depuración de Aguas Residuales.

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    Molinos Senante, Maria

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN La Directiva Marco del Agua (2000/60/UE ha supuesto un impulso en el ámbito de la investigación económica dentro del campo del diseño e implementación de políticas eficientes para la gestión de los recursos hídricos. La implementación de políticas eficientes que prevengan la degradación y el agotamiento de los recursos hídricos requiere determinar su valor en términos sociales y económicos e incorporarlo en el proceso de toma de decisiones. El proceso de depuración de aguas residuales tiene asociados diversos beneficios ambientales. Sin embargo, estos beneficios a menudo no son calculados porque no tienen precio de mercado y las contribuciones existentes en la literatura son muy limitadas. A pesar de ello, la valoración de estos beneficios es necesaria para justificar en términos económicos la adopción de determinadas medidas. En este trabajo, se propone una metodología basada en la estimación de los precios sombra de los contaminantes eliminados en la depuración de las aguas residuales. Este valor representa el beneficio ambiental (coste evitado asociado al eliminar el vertido de contaminantes al medio natural. Se trata de un enfoque pionero en la valoración económica del proceso de depuración de aguas residuales. La comparación de los beneficios calculados con los costes internos del proceso de depuración proporcionará un indicador útil para evaluar la viabilidad de los proyectos de depuración de aguas residuales.ABSTRACT Economic research into the design and implementation of policies for the efficient management of water resources has been emphasized by the European Water Framework Directive (Directive 2000/60/UE. The efficient implementation of policies to prevent the degradation and depletion of water resources requires determining their value in social and economic terms and incorporating this information into the decision-making process. A process of wastewater treatment has many associated

  12. Análisis costo beneficio del Programa de Detección Oportuna del Cáncer Cervicouterino Cost benefit analysis of the Cervical Cancer Screening Program

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    PATRICIA HERNÁNDEZ-PEÑA

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar el costo beneficio de la reorganización del Programa de Detección Oportuna del Cáncer Cervicouterino (PDOC mediante intervenciones de garantía de calidad. Material y métodos. Se siguieron tres etapas: a identificación y cuantificación de costos; b identificación y cuantificación de beneficios, y c evaluación económica del costo beneficio. Resultados. El costo unitario de operación por citología -obtención, fijación, el traslado al centro de lectura, su tinción e interpretación y la notificación de resultados- se estimó en USD$ 11.6. En conjunto, las intervenciones en calidad al PDOC elevarían el costo de cada citología en 32.7%. Sin embargo, la nueva organización generaría una razón beneficio/costo de 2 y un beneficio neto de 88 millones de dólares para los próximos cinco años. Conclusiones. La operación del programa propuesto resulta socialmente deseable, siempre y cuando las modificaciones se lleven a cabo, particularmente la capacitación, la notificación personalizada de los casos positivos, el incremento de cobertura, la introducción de mecanismos de control de calidad, el monitoreo contínuo y el tratamiento en mujeres con anormalidades detectadas.Objective. Previous researches pointed out the critical changes needed to increase the efficiency of the National Screening Programme of Cervical Cancer in Mexico. These changes were assessed through a cost-benefit analysis. This paper presents the results of that appraisal. Figures are presented as USDollars of 1996 valued as 7.5 pesos for each dollar. Results. The operational unitary cost of the integral process of the cytology –the obtention of the Pap smear, its transportation to the interpretation centre, its analysis, and the notification of results to users– was estimated in US$ 11.6. If the proposed changes are operated, the cost of each citology would increase by 32.7%. The benefit/cost ratio would be 2 and the net benefit of 88

  13. Rural People with Disabilities

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    ... Homemaking services Home health and personal care Adult daycare Rehabilitation therapy Respite care States can also propose ... For application information, contact your state USDA Rural Development office . ... of healthcare providers and social support services in rural areas can make care ...

  14. Rural Health Information Hub

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    ... Headlines A Conversation with Karen Madden Rural Health Leadership Radio Trump Picks Alex Azar To Lead Health And Human Services NPR More News » New in the Online Library Funding Opportunity: Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant ...

  15. isolated rural hospitals

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    We report the results of a qualitative study that evaluated the effect of an educational intervention aimed at rural ... performance spiral in academically isolated rural hospitals. .... Heavy after-hrs workload, alcohol ... Continued academic stimula-.

  16. Rural Wellness and Prevention

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    ... factors related to obesity in rural areas include lack of nutrition education, decreased access to nutritionists, fewer physical education classes in schools, and fewer wellness facilities. Rural geographic isolation affects being able to seek ...

  17. Análisis beneficio-costo y cuantificación de la energía invertida en sistemas de caficultura campesina en Puriscal, Costa Rica

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    Jairo Mora-Delgado

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Tres modelos de sistemas de producción de caficultura campesina en el Cantón de Puriscal, Costa Rica, fueron estudiados para determinar la relación beneficio-costo y estimar la energía invertida por producto obtenido. Los 3 modelos hipotéticos fueron el resultado del agrupamiento de 39 fincas, realizado mediante un análisis de conglomerados (cluster analysis, del cual resultaron 3 grupos. El primero fue denominado fincas de tecnología orgánica (TO, caracterizadas por utilizar recursos endógenos en su sistema de producción, principalmente tecnologías orgánicas. El segundo se caracterizó por ser fincas convencionales, donde se distinguieron 2 subgrupos: fincas de tecnología mixta (TM y fincas de tecnología convencional (TC. Las segundas usan tecnologías y recursos convencionales; las primeras funcionan bajo un esquema de caficultura convencional, pero han incorporado algunas prácticas y recursos de la agricultura orgánica. Se realizó un análisis beneficio-costo en 3 modelos hipotéticos, que representan a cada uno de los grupos de fincas definidos. Mediante el método de procesos, para evaluar la productividad de la energía, se estimó la cantidad de energía invertida en insumos y mano de obra en los 3 modelos; para ello se empleó factores de conversión reportados en diferentes estudios, y dichos valores fueron convertidos a valores de energía. Los beneficios financieros más altos, en el corto plazo, se obtuvieron en el modelo TC, comparado con los sistemas TO y TM. Sin embargo, desde el punto de vista de la productividad de la energía, el modelo de caficultura orgánica es el que presenta una mayor eficiencia energética, en la medida en que para producir 1 kg de café en cereza se invirtió 0,51 MJ kg-1, que es 50% de la energía requerida para producir el mismo kg en los modelos TC (1,06 MJ kg-1 y TM (0,97 MJ kg-1.

  18. Cost-Benefit of the energy saving in the bioclimatic designs; Costo-Beneficio del ahorro de energia en los disenos bioclimaticos

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    Lopez P, J. Manuel A. [Doble Dos Soluciones de Negocios, S.A. de C.V., Mexico, D.F. (Mexico); Morillon G, David; Rodriguez V, Luis [Instituto de Ingenieria de la UNAM, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

    1999-07-01

    Tools and criteria for the Cost-Benefit analysis from the energy saving in bioclimatic designs (BD) are presented, for which, a reference project is established and the costs and benefits of energy saving in BD with base in that project are evaluated. A case study is presented taking as reference the traditional design of the air conditioning of a building and with this base the estimation of cost-benefit of the same building is made, but with passive systems. The tools used are those that allow to consider related resources such as time and money; in that sense, are used criteria such as: Present value (PV), Equivalent Annual Cost (EAC) and the Cost of the Conserved Energy (CCE). The costs related to the construction, maintenance and operation of the design are taken into account. The differences between the reference design and the BD, established from the application of these criteria, allow to evaluate the economic margin of the BD as far as operation and maintenance is concerned. Finally the CCE of the bioclimatic measures is evaluated as an initiative of energy saving and the present value is calculated of the energy saving in the entire useful life of a bioclimatic design. [Spanish] Se presentan herramientas y criterios para el analisis Costo-Beneficio del ahorro de energia en disenos bioclimaticos (DB), para lo cual, se establece un proyecto de referencia y se evaluan los costos y beneficios del ahorro de energia en DB con base en ese proyecto. Se presenta el estudio de un caso tomando como referencia el dise tradicional de la climatizacion de un edificio y con base en este, se realiza la estimacion de costos y beneficios del mismo edificio, pero con sistemas pasivos. Las herramientas usadas, son aquellas que permiten considerar recursos relacionados como son tiempo y dinero; en ese sentido, se usan criterios como: Valor Presente (VP), Costo Anual Equivalente (CAE) y el Costo de la Energia Conservada (CEC). Se toman en consideracion los costos relacionados

  19. La relación entre las empresas españolas y el CSIC: motivaciones, mecanismos y beneficios desde la perspectiva empresaria

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    Valmaseda-Andia, Oihana

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper explores Spanish firms’ motivations to interact with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC and describes the mechanisms by which both agents are related. Finally, it also explores the type of benefit obtained as a result of this interaction. To this aim, we examine data provided by 787 Spanish companies which took part with the CSIC in innovation activities during the period 1999-2010. The study points out that Spanish firms prefer strategic motivations than tactical ones, and that the major mechanisms underlying such interactions are technological support or consulting and contract research. That is, all of them mechanisms with low level of sophistication. Finally, we observe that the benefit obtained by firms goes beyond innovation, or even economical profit associated with it. Different types of tangible and intangible benefits are described in detail.El presente trabajo explora las motivaciones por las que las empresas españolas interaccionan con el Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC, describe los mecanismos que relacionan a ambos agentes, y, por último, explica el tipo de beneficio que han obtenido como producto de esta relación. Para ello, se analiza la información facilitada por 787 empresas españolas que han trabajado con el CSIC en actividades de innovación durante el periodo 1999-2010. El estudio permite concluir que las empresas, para relacionarse con el CSIC, prefieren y valoran mejor las motivaciones estratégicas que las tácticas, y en la relación utilizan una amplia variedad de mecanismos entre los que destacan los de apoyo tecnológico o consultoría y los de investigación contratada, mecanismos con bajo nivel de sofisticación. Además, los beneficios que las empresas obtienen rebasan los efectos sobre la innovación y, en consecuencia, sobre los beneficios económicos asociados a la misma, y cubren una amplia gama de resultados tangibles e intangibles.

  20. Rural Education Issues: Rural Administrators Speak Out

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    Williams, Julia; Nierengarten, Gerry

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify the issues that most affect Minnesota's rural public school administrators as they attempt to fulfill the mandates required from state legislation and communities. A second purpose was to identify exemplary practices valued by individual Minnesota rural schools and districts. Electronic surveys were sent…

  1. Rural Poverty and Welfare.

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    Rural Housing Alliance, Washington, DC.

    Today poverty in rural America remains pervasive and persistent. A decade ago, 14 million rural Americans were classified as "officially" poor. In 1973, nearly 9.2 million were classified poor. The decline in rural poverty over the years has been minimal. This paper briefly documents the poverty statistics according to the living standards used by…

  2. Beneficios de la cuota energética. Estudio de caso de la Costa de Hermosillo, Sonora, México, 2006-2007

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    María Victoria Olavarrieta Carmona

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se analiza la situación actual de los beneficios del subsidio a la energía eléctrica con tarifas preferenciales (9CU y 9N, para actividades agropecuarias durante el ciclo agrícola 2006-2007 en el distrito de riego 051, Costa de Hermosillo, y su repercusión en la rentabilidad de los cultivos.También se estudia el cálculo de la asignación de la cuota energética y su aplicación. Se contrastaron los consumos de electricidad y el pago por el servicio con los volúmenes de agua extraídos de cada pozo. Se concluye que el subsidio permite gran extracción de agua y el dispendio del recurso, el uso de equipo ineficiente y los cultivos no rentables.

  3. Beneficios económicos del implante coclear para la hipoacusia sensorineural profunda Economic benefits of the cochlear implant for treating profound sensorineural hearing loss

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    Augusto Peñaranda

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar el costo-beneficio (CB, costo-utilidad (CU y costo-efectividad (CE de la implantación coclear, comparándola con el uso de audífonos en niños con hipoacusia sensorineural profunda bilateral. MÉTODOS: Se empleó la técnica no paramétrica Propensity Score Matching (PSM para realizar la evaluación de impacto económico del implante y así llevar a cabo los análisis CB, CU y CE. Se utilizó información primaria, tomada aleatoriamente a 100 pacientes: 62 intervenidos quirúrgicamente con el implante coclear (grupo de tratamiento y 38 pertenecientes al grupo de control o usuarios de audífono para tratar la hipoacusia sensorineural profunda. RESULTADOS: Se halló un diferencial de costos económicos -en beneficio del implante coclear- cercano a US$ 204 000 entre el implante y el uso de audífonos durante la esperanza de vida de los pacientes analizados. Dicha cifra indica los mayores gastos que deben cubrir los pacientes con audífono. Con este valor descontado, el indicador costo-beneficio señala que por cada dólar invertido en el implante coclear, para tratar al paciente, el retorno de la inversión es US$ 2,07. CONCLUSIONES: El implante coclear genera beneficios económicos para el paciente. También produce utilidades en salud dado que se encontró una relación positiva de CU (ganancia en decibeles y CE (ganancia en discriminación del lenguaje.OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the cost-benefit, cost-utility, and cost-effectiveness of cochlear implantation, comparing it to the use of hearing aids in children with profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. METHODS: The nonparametric propensity score matching method was used to carry out an economic and impact assessment of the cochlear implant and then perform cost-benefit, cost-utility, and cost-effectiveness analyses. Primary information was used, taken randomly from 100 patients: 62 who received cochlear implants (treatment group and 38 belonging to the control group who used

  4. Estudio de viabilidad económica para el tratamiento de aguas residuales a través de un análisis coste beneficio

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    Molinos-Senante, Maria

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La realización de estudios económicos para la implementación de políticas eficientes de gestión de los recursos hídricos es una necesidad reconocida por la propia Directiva Marco del Agua. Por otra parte, la depuración de aguas residuales ha cobrado una importancia progresiva desde principios de la década de los setenta del siglo XX, como resultado de la preocupación general sobre el problema del deterioro de la calidad de las masas de agua. El objetivo principal que persigue el tratamiento de aguas residuales es la obtención de un vertido que no provoque impactos negativos sobre el medio ambiente y, por ello, en la actualidad constituye una de las principales medidas adoptadas para mejorar la calidad del medio receptor. En el contexto de la gestión de recursos hídricos se aplican una serie de metodologías como apoyo al proceso de toma de decisiones. Uno de los métodos de mayor aceptación es el Análisis Coste-Beneficio. Por ello, en este trabajo se lleva a cabo una aplicación empírica de esta metodología en el ámbito de la depuración de aguas residuales. La comparación de los beneficios ambientales derivados del tratamiento de estas aguas con los costes requeridos permite obtener un indicador útil sobre la viabilidad económica de estas instalaciones.

  5. Los elementos de efectividad de los programas de educación nutricional infantil: la educación nutricional culinaria y sus beneficios

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    Nur Al-Ali

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente existe una prevalencia alta de las enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles tanto en edad adulta como en edad infantil. Los programas de educación nutricional han mostrado su efectividad previniendo estas enfermedades. Algunos de los elementos de efectividad de estos programas son: la implementación de programas en las escuelas, la involucración de las familias y de toda la comunidad escolar, la proyección del programa a niños de 6 a 12 años de edad, el aprendizaje basado en la práctica, el programa educacional basado en teorías o la elaboración de herramientas necesarias para producir cambios conductuales. La educación nutricional culinaria o la educación en habilidades culinarias se presenta como una de las modalidades más eficaces pues el aprendizaje práctico sobre cómo preparar y cocinar los alimentos saludables ha demostrado beneficios como: el incremento del consumo de frutas y verduras, la mejora de las habilidades culinarias, la mejora de las creencias acerca de la alimentación, la mejora de las conductas alimentarias, la prevención de la obesidad infantil y la mejora de las elecciones dietéticas. A pesar de los beneficios descritos, se hace necesario tener un conocimiento más profundo e investigar en las variables de efectividad de la educación nutricional culinaria, especialmente en España.

  6. Revisión bibliográfica sobre los beneficios del coloreado de las lentes destinadas a las actividades deportivas

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    Carlos Montaner Sesmero

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available El desarrollo de productos comerciales específicos para cada usuario es una línea de actuación preferente para cada vez más empresas del sector deportivo. Algunos de estos productos personalizados, como es el caso de las gafas deportivas con lentes coloreadas, ofrecen prestaciones que aseguran un mejor confort y/o rendimiento deportivo en determinados contextos. Sin embargo, la base científica que apoya el beneficio de dichos artículos es desconocida. Así, el propósito de este estudio es realizar una revisión del trabajo científico publicado que explique el posible beneficio que puede suponer el uso de un tipo de coloreado u otro en las lentes de las gafas deportivas. Para ello, se ha llevado a cabo una revisión bibliográfica centrada en aspectos de confort y de rendimiento visual en la práctica deportiva, a través de bases documentales científicas, de páginas web y de normativa referente al uso de lentes deportivas. La principal conclusión que se puede extraer es que el estado del arte ofrece una limitada base científica para soportar los productos existentes en el mercado, así como para proponer lentes de color para deportes concretos. Queda establecido que a través de determinados filtros coloreados puedan mejorarse los tiempos de reacción y la habilidad visual, pero en caso de abordar esta línea de I+D, sería incluso necesario poner a punto métodos de medida adecuados.

  7. SUSCEPTIBILIDAD ANTIMICROBIANA DE AISLAMIENTOS DE Salmonella enterica PROVENIENTES DE PISOS, EQUIPOS, UTENSILIOS Y PRODUCTO TERMINADO EN PLANTAS DE BENEFICIO PORCINO EN COLOMBIA

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    P. M. Bermúdez

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    Full Text Available La diseminación de Salmonella spp. resistente a antimicrobianos en las cadenas productivas de alimentos de origen animal es una preocupación de salud pública de carácter mundial. Este estudio describe los patrones de resistencia antimicrobiana de 283 aislamientos de Salmonella enterica procedentes de plantas de beneficio porcino en Colombia. Se evaluó la susceptibilidad antimicrobiana frente a diez antimicrobianos mediante el método de difusión en disco: amoxacilina-ácido clavulánico (30 ug, ampicilina (10 ug, ceftiofur (30 ug, ciprofloxacina (5 ug, cloranfenicol (30 ug, florfenicol (30 ug, gentamicina (10 ug, sulfadiazina/trimetroprim (25 ug, tetraciclina (30 ug y tilmicosina (15 ug. Los resultados evidenciaron la presencia de 279 aislamientos multirresistentes de Salmonella enterica de origen porcino provenientes del ambiente y del producto terminado en las plantas de beneficio evaluadas (46,64% n: 132. Se detectaron 52 patrones de multiresistencia: el más común fue ceftiofur-tetraciclina-tilmicosina en el 9,89% (n: 28 de los aislamientos. Con referencia a estos antimicrobianos, 96,82% (n: 274 de los aislamientos fueron resistentes a tetraciclina, 73,14% (n: 207 a tilmicosina y 28,27% (n: 80 a ceftiofur. De especial interés fue la alta proporción de aislamientos resistentes a ceftiofur, debido a una posible resistencia cruzada con ceftriaxona. Los resultados obtenidos demuestran la necesidad de promover el diseño e implementación de un Programa oficial Integrado de Vigilancia de la Resistencia Antimicrobiana, además de sistemas de monitoreo voluntario en cada eslabón de la cadena productiva porcina, para contribuir a la prevención y control de la transmisión de microorganismos resistentes de origen alimentario en el marco del sistema de gestión de inocuidad alimentaria en Colombia.

  8. Análisis de coste-beneficio de un programa de prevención del tabaquismo en escolares Cost-benefit analysis of a school-based smoking prevention program

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    Jordi Hormigo Amaro

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Analizar la eficiencia de un programa de prevención del tabaquismo en escolares de Barcelona (programa PASE.bcn. Métodos: Se realizó un análisis de coste-beneficio. Como costes se incluyeron los derivados del diseño y la ejecución del programa. Como beneficios se contabilizaron los costes sanitarios y las pérdidas de productividad evitados. La perspectiva de análisis es la social y el año de referencia es 2005. Resultados: Estimando una efectividad del 1%, el programa PASE.bcn lograría un beneficio anual de 1.558.311,46 €. Los beneficios sanitarios por fumador evitado son de 1997,57 €, mientras que los beneficios indirectos por fumador evitado son de 21.260,80 €. Dado que el coste del programa es de 68.526,03 €, la razón beneficio-coste del programa es de 22,74. Conclusiones: Los programas de prevención del tabaquismo en escolares generan un beneficio para la sociedad muy superior a sus costes. Los resultados justifican la aplicación universal de este tipo de programas.Objective: To analyze the efficiency of a school-based smoking prevention program in Barcelona (PASE.bcn program. Methods: A cost-benefit analysis was performed. As costs we included those corresponding to the design and implementation of the program. As benefits we considered healthcare costs and the productivity losses avoided. This study was conducted from a societal perspective, and the estimations of costs and benefits related to 2005. Results: Assuming an effectiveness of 1%, the PASE.bcn program would achieve a total benefit of 1,558,311.46 €. The healthcare benefits per prevented smoker were 1997.57 €, and the indirect benefits per prevented smoker were 21,260.80 €. Given the total cost of the school-based program (68,526.03 €, the cost-benefit ratio was 22.74. Conclusions: From a societal perspective, the benefits of school-based tobacco prevention programs, in terms of healthcare costs and productivity losses avoided, are far

  9. Traducción y validación del Cuestionario de Beneficios y Barreras del Control Prenatal en embarazadas de México Translation and Validation of the "Cuestionario de Beneficios y Barreras del Control Prenatal" in Mexican pregnant women

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    Ana María Quelopana del Valle

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: El propósito principal del presente artículo es describir el proceso de adaptación y validación del Questionnaire of Barriers, Motivators and Facilitators of Prenatal Care Utilization al Modelo de Promoción en Salud (MPS y a población Mexicana. Metodología: El cuestionario original fue inicialmente traducido al español. Se realizó una revisión minuciosa del contenido del instrumento para asegurar validez y congruencia con el MPS. Los reactivos fueron agrupados por subescalas de acuerdo al modelo. El instrumento en español "Cuestionario de Beneficios y Barreras del Control Prenatal" fue puesto a prueba con 253 mujeres embarazadas que asistían a la Consulta de Obstetricia en el Área Metropolitana de Monterrey, México. Se realizó análisis factorial exploratorio para identificar los grupos o conglomerados de variables relacionadas. Se obtuvieron los coeficientes de confiabilidad Alfa de Cronbach para cada una de las subescalas. Resultados: La subescala de beneficios reveló un solo factor con varianza explicada de 41%; Barreras reveló siete factores con varianza explicada de 68%; y Actitud hacia el embarazo reveló tres factores con varianza explicada de 58%. Todos los factores por subescala mantuvieron Valores Característicos (eigenvalues por arriba de 1.0. Conclusión: Se concluye que el Cuestionario de Beneficios y Barreras del Control Prenatal obtuvo validez de sus constructos, con base en el MPS. Las subescalas obtuvieron coeficientes de confiabilidad sobre .70 lo que es aceptable para nuevas escalas psicosociales, confirmándose que las mediciones mantienen una congruencia interna y una homogeneidad integrada de sus reactivos.Objective: The main purpose of the present article is to describe the adaptation and validation process of the questionnaire of "Barriers, Motivators and Facilitators of Prenatal Care Utilization" to the Health Promotion Model (HPM and to Mexican population. Methods: The original questionnaire

  10. Una estimación del costo y cambios en el bienestar de los colombianos con el nuevo Plan de Beneficios en Salud

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    Álvaro Riascos

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se estima el costo esperado del nuevo Plan de Beneficios en Salud. El análisis parte de la base de que al disminuir las barreras para la reclamación de servicios que en la actualidad se consideran por fuera del Plan Obligatorio de Salud (POS -denominados aquí No POS- habrá una recomposición de la demanda por servicios del POS y del No POS. La aproximación metodológica utilizada consiste en la estimación de un modelo de elección discreta que, con base en las elecciones observadas de reclamaciones y consumo de servicios POS y No POS en el ámbito individual, permite estimar las preferencias de los individuos. Este modelo permitirá, además, hacer un análisis de la variación en el bienestar de los individuos antes y después de la reforma. Puesto que el modelo se estima por edad, género y diagnosis (dentro de un grupo de 29 enfermedades crónicas, es posible estimar los cambios en el bienestar en distintos grupos de riesgo. Los resultados muestran que el aumento esperado en el costo del nuevo plan de beneficios será a lo sumo del 16%, con respecto al costo actual (POS más No POS del régimen contributivo, con una desviación estándar de 7,10%, entre los grupos de riesgo. En 2010 el costo del POS más No POS del régimen contributivo fue aproximadamente de 12 billones de pesos, con lo que el costo del nuevo plan de beneficios sería a lo sumo 2 billones de pesos con una desviación estándar de 0,9 billones. Se calcula que el excedente del consumidor aumentará en promedio 5,73 veces, lo que aumentará el gasto y sugiere que el nuevo plan es muy eficaz en generar bienestar por unidad de gasto. Los resultados también identifican los grupos de riesgo que más costarán, que más aumentarán su bienestar y para los cuales el aumento en bienestar por unidad de gasto adicional es más alto. Este trabajo es una aproximación rigurosa a un problema complejo de construcción de un escenario contra factual (posreforma. A

  11. Costes, Beneficios y factores Ligados a la Política de Divulgación de Información Financiera

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    Manuel Larrán Jorge

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo, basado en una revisión de la literatura empírica más relevante, es el analizar los costes y beneficios asociados a las políticas de divulgación de información financiera, así como los factores que puedan estar más relacionados con la extensión de la información publicada por las empresas. Entre los costes asociados a la oferta informativa se encontrarían los relativos a su confección, publicación y auditoria; así como otra serie de costes indirectos, más difíciles de medir, tales como costes legales, costes políticos y costes asociados a la pérdida de ventaja competitiva. Por otra parte, los beneficios de una mayor cantidad de información se pueden ligar a una reducción de las percepciones de incertidumbre futura y, por tanto, pueden llevar a la reducción del coste de capital, mejora de la liquidez y de la credibilidad de la empresa, así como incrementar la capacidad de obtención de fondos externos. De todas las variables analizadas, el factor tamaño es el que más se repite en los trabajos empíricos como explicativo de las políticas de divulgación más proactivas. Lo anterior no es de extrañar, habida cuenta que conforme mayor sea el tamaño, mayores serán los costes de agencia, costes políticos y costes legales, así como la presión ejercida por los demandantes de información. Por otra parte, menores, en este caso, serán los costes de pérdida de ventaja competitiva y los costes marginales directos derivados de una mayor cantidad de información divulgada. Por tanto, se pude inferir que en las empresas de mayor dimensión los beneficios derivados de la oferta informativa puedan superar estos costes, y justificar la mayor extensión de la información publicada en estos casos. Igualmente, una vez señaladas algunas debilidades o limitaciones de los estudios analizados, en el trabajo se indican algunas posibles líneas de investigación que se podrían seguir en un futuro y en

  12. Problemática y beneficios de las actividades acuáticas en la escuela. (Problematic and benefits of aquatic activities by school.

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    Apolonia Albarracín Pérez

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen El principal objetivo del estudio ha consistido en comprobar la valoración de las actividades acuáticas por parte del profesorado de educación física en Educación Secundaria, para lo que se ha creado y validado el Cuestionario de Actividades Acuáticas en Educación Física (CAAEF. También se han comprobado los efectos principales y de interacción que han producido el género, la titulación, la situación laboral, la experiencia docente, el tipo de cursos realizados, quién impartió las clases de actividades acuáticas y la opinión de aspectos generales de educación física sobre la inclusión de las actividades acuáticas en el ámbito escolar. Los participantes fueron 176 profesores de ESO de la Región de Murcia. Para comprobar la validez del CAAEF se realizó un análisis factorial exploratorio obteniendo dos factores denominados “beneficios de la inclusión” y “problemática del profesorado”, con coeficientes de fiabilidad aceptables, y con una varianza total explicada del 35.98%. Tras los respectivos análisis de varianza se comprobó que las mujeres consideraban más importante los beneficios que acarreaban el incluir dichas actividades en el currículum que los problemas de las mismas. Mientras, la problemática que éstas presentan ha sido más tenida en cuenta por aquellos docentes que tuvieron que impartir las clases con un técnico acuático al ser incluidas en el currículo escolar. El poseer la titulación de Licenciado en Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte no implicaba un mayor reconocimiento de los beneficios ni una reducción en la aparición de problemas al considerar estas actividades. Los resultados son discutidos en referencia a otras investigaciones y amplia bibliografía.AbstractThe main objective of the study was to verify the assessment of the aquatic activities in reference to the physical education professors in secondary education for those that participated in the Aquatic

  13. Oral Health in Rural Communities

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    ... Guide Rural Health Topics & States Topics View more Oral Health in Rural Communities Adequate access to oral healthcare ... about oral health programs in my area? What oral health disparities are present in rural America? According to ...

  14. Programa de producción más limpia para el mejoramiento de la planta de beneficio de ganado en Paipa, Boyacá

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    Andrés M. Barrera-S.

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Paipa es un municipio turístico que recibe miles de visitantes por año, por lo cual las autoridades municipales deben garantizar  la calidad y sanidad de los productos cárnicos distribuidos; además, la  ley  así  lo  exige. De  acuerdo  con  esto,  se decidió realizar un programa de mejoramiento para esta planta de beneficio, con el diagnostico e implementación de  tecnologías, por medio del sistema  de  producción más  limpia.  En  este sentido se empleo el sistema HACCP, por medio de  la aplicación de encuestas a  trabajadores y directivos; además, se realizó una observación completa para compararla con los resultados de las encuestas, teniendo en cuenta que la planta de  beneficio  de  Paipa  no  contaba  con  un adecuado  sistema de  procesamiento,  lo  cual afecta  la  calidad  del producto  ofrecido  a  los habitantes.  Luego del  diagnóstico  se  lograron realizar  mejoras  de  tipo ambiental  y  de procedimientos,  basadas  en  normas  de bioseguridad  y  buenas  prácticas  de manejo, influyendo de forma notable en la obtención de una carne más saludable e inocua. En un tiempo de 15 días después de abierta la planta, bajo la nueva propuesta de funcionamiento, se habían sacrificado  154  animales,  bajo  una  estricta normativa de seguridad ambiental, superando a la  planta de  Sogamoso,  la  cual presentaba  un promedio de sacrificio de 180 animales por mes.

  15. Rural Entrepreneurship or Entrepreneurship in the Rural

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    Korsgaard, Steffen; Müller, Sabine; Tanvig, Hanne Wittorff

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    ” and “space” from human geography are applied to develop a nuanced understanding of rural entrepreneurship as a spatial phenomenon. Space consists of processes of movement and mobility, while places consist of localized material, social and economic relations. Findings: Two ideal types are developed, namely...... for engaging more deeply with the diversity of entrepreneurial activities in rural areas. It increases our understanding of entrepreneurial processes and their impact on local economic development. Originality/value: This study contributes to understanding the localized processes of entrepreneurship and how...... to space. While both types contribute to local development, the latter holds the potential for an optimized use of the resources in the rural area, and these ventures are unlikely to relocate even if economic rationality would suggest it. Research limitations/implications: The conceptual distinction allows...

  16. Rural Administrative Leadership Handbook.

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    Tift, Carolyn

    This resource book on rural administrative leadership is the result of 1988 interviews with school administrators involved in successful rural educational programs. The material is divided into eight chapters, each self-contained for separate use. Chapter 1, "Getting to Know the Community," addresses qualities of living and working in…

  17. Urbanizing rural waters

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    Hommes, Lena; Boelens, Rutgerd

    2017-01-01

    This article studies how urbanization processes and associated rural-urban water transfers in the Lima region (Peru) create water control hierarchies that align the municipal drinking water company, hydropower plants and rural communities on unequal positions. By scrutinizing the history of water

  18. [Rural migration in Poland].

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    Rakowski, W

    1985-01-01

    Migration of the rural population in Poland from 1946 to 1983 is analyzed, with a focus on rural-urban migration. Consideration is given to regional variations in migration patterns, the causes of migration, and the impact of migration on areas of origin.

  19. Tourism in rural Alaska

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    Katrina Church-Chmielowski

    2007-01-01

    Tourism in rural Alaska is an education curriculum with worldwide relevance. Students have started small businesses, obtained employment in the tourism industry and gotten in touch with their people. The Developing Alaska Rural Tourism collaborative project has resulted in student scholarships, workshops on website development, marketing, small...

  20. Rural Credit in Vietnam

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    Barslund, Mikkel Christoffer; Tarp, Finn

    This paper uses a survey of 932 rural households to uncover how the rural credit market operates in four provinces of Vietnam. Households obtain credit through formal and informal lenders, but formal loans are almost entirely for production and asset accumulation. Interest rates fell from 1997...

  1. Ad Hoc Rural Regionalism

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    Hamin, Elisabeth M.; Marcucci, Daniel J.

    2008-01-01

    A new regionalism has been much documented and researched for metropolitan areas; this article documents that there is a new rural regionalism as well. In the United States, these groups appear most likely to emerge in areas that are challenged by outcomes characterizing globalization's effects on the rural condition: namely, exurban or…

  2. Valoración económica de los beneficios ambientales de no mercado derivados de la mejora de la calidad del agua: una estimación en aplicación de la Directiva Marco del Agua al Guadalquivir

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    Martin-Ortega, Julia; Berbel, Julio; Brouwer, Roy

    2009-01-01

    Esta investigación responde a la necesidad de información económica relativa a los beneficios derivados de la implementación de la Directiva Marco del Agua (DMA). Se plantea una definición práctica del concepto de beneficio ambiental y un escenario de valoración de los beneficios de la mejora de la calidad del agua que no tienen reflejo en el mercado. Esta valoración es necesaria, entre otros aspectos, para la evaluación de la desproporcionalidad de los costes de la DMA. La metodología se apl...

  3. RURAL TOURISM IN DOBRUDGEA

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    Elena, SIMA

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The natural and anthropic tourism resources of a certain area generate specific tourism forms, which complete each other within the different destination categories.The rural area in Dobrudja has diversified tourism potential, provided by the contrast of natural environment factors, ranging from the oldest and to the youngest relief units, natural protected areas, spa resources and cultural, historical, religious sites, as well as multicultural local customs and traditions of the rural area. This potential can be used under various kinds in the rural area: cultural tourism, historical tourism, religious tourism, ecotourism, fishing tourism or bird-watching tourism, and other kinds of rural tourism. By linking these tourism resources and tourism forms, tourism routes can result, which together with the local customs, traditions and cuisine may contribute to the social and economic development of Dobrudja's rural area, through sustainable tourism as alternative to seasonal seashore tourism.

  4. Degradación microbiana de cianuro procedente de plantas de beneficio de oro mediante una cepa nativa de P. fluorecens

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    OSCAR JAIME RESTREPO

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El cianuro es el compuesto lixiviante más utilizado en la industria metalúrgica de metales preciosos. El cianuro presenta efectos nocivos, entre los que se destacan su alta toxicidad y su efecto inhibitorio en la respiración celular. En este trabajo se probó la alternativa biotecnológica de degradar cianuro empleando una cepa nativa de P. fluorescens, aislada a partir de muestras de arenas procedentes de plantas de beneficio de oro que utilizan la cianuración ubicadas en municipio de Segovia, Colombia. En la mayor parte de las plantas de tratamiento no se controlan técnicamente los procesos, lo cual lleva a la utilización de cantidades de NaCN por encima de las necesarias, generando altas descargas del exceso tanto en solución como en las arenas descartadas. Las pruebas de toxicidad realizadas con D. pulex indican que una concentración de cianuro mayor o igual a 54 ppm es suficiente para intoxicar e inhibir su sobrevivencia. Los tratamientos convencionales para degradación de cianuro, suelen ser muy comunes y eficientes, sin embargo presentan desventajas por el alto costo que conlleva la compra de los reactivos necesarios. El tratamiento microbiano por su parte, demuestra eliminar grandes cantidades de cianuro de una manera eficiente y económica.

  5. Reflexiones en torno a la participación en el desarrollo rural: ¿Reparto social o reforzamiento del poder? LEADER y PRODER en el sur de España

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    Francisco Navarro

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available La participación es uno de los pilares esenciales del desarrollo rural. Ahora bien, diversas causas (control político, predominio del control descendente, excesivo enfoque en los resultados económicos, etcétera han provocado que los beneficios principales de los Programas de Desarrollo Rural (PDR hayan quedado en manos de unos pocos, las elites económicas y políticas locales. Los colectivos desfavorecidos (mujeres, jóvenes, trabajadores del campo, desempleados, etcétera han sido excluidos. De lo anterior se deriva que la práctica del desarrollo rural origina un reforzamiento del poder. Esto se comprueba mediante el análisis de la aplicación de los PDR en la provincia de Granada para el periodo 1991-2006.

  6. Rurality Research and Rural Education: Exploratory and Explanatory Power

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    Balfour, Robert J.

    2012-01-01

    This article presents analysed data from the first year of the Rural Teacher Education Project (RTEP 2007-2009) with a view to illustrating how a generative theory of rurality as education research was developed, and for which ends it might be utilised. The article suggests that data from projects in rural communities, which take the rural as…

  7. Rurality research and rural education: Exploratory and explanatory ...

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    Rurality research and rural education: Exploratory and explanatory power. RJ Balfour. Abstract. This article presents analysed data from the first year of the Rural Teacher Education Project (RTEP 2007–2009) with a view to illustrating how a generative theory of rurality as education research was developed, and for which ...

  8. Análisis "coste-beneficio" y "coste-eficiencia" de la Huella Hídrica en España/Cost-benefit and cost-efficiency analysis of the water footprint in Spain

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    José Antonio Sotelo Navalpotro; María Sotelo Pérez; Fernando García Quiroga

    2011-01-01

    ..." en la valoración de la Huella Hídrica de e spaña. Palabras clave: Indicadores, desarrollo sustentable, desarrollo económico regional, Huella Hídrica, españa, Coste-Beneficio. Cost-benefit and cost-efficiency analysis of the water footprint in Spain ABSTRACT We are increasingly needing ways to secure patterns of development that be sustainable, t...

  9. Performing rurality. But who?

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    Dymitrow Mirek

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Reflective inquiries to better understand ‘the rural’ have tried to embed rural research within the notion of performativity. Performativity assumes that the capacity of language is not simply to communicate but also to consummate action, whereupon citational uses of concepts produce a series of material effects. Of late, this philosophical shift has also implicated geographers as active agents in producing, reproducing and performing rurality. This paper provides a critical evaluation of what this new insistence really means for the production of geographical knowledge. Using framework analysis as a method, the paper scrutinizes several reportedly influential papers on the topic of rural performativity. Our findings reveal that, while indeed reflexive on issues of academic integrity, methodology and ethics, performances of rurality are continuedly placed ‘out there’ amongst ‘rural people’, i.e. in a priori defined and often stereotypically understood contexts, either by way of ‘spatial delimitation’ or ‘activity delimitation’. Effectively, such testimonies provide a truncated state of fidelity, where performance- oriented reflexivity is seconded by contradictory empirics of uneven value and with few commonalities. We conclude that by turning towards performativity as an allegedly more helpful way of obtaining rural coherence, we at the same time overlook our own role in keeping ‘rural theory’ alive.

  10. Estimación de los beneficios sociales de la mejora de la calidad del agua en el contexto de la Directiva Marco del Agua: Una comparación de la DAP y la DAC

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    Saz Salzar, Salvador del

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN En este trabajo se aplica el método de Valoración Contingente para estimar los beneficios sociales derivados de una hipotética mejora de la calidad del agua en un río bajo las directrices establecidas por la Directiva Marco del Agua (DMA. Asimismo, el tema de las excepciones contempladas por la DMA se aborda preguntando a los entrevistados por su disposición a ser compensado en el caso de que las mejoras de la calidad del agua no se llevaran a cabo. Finalmente, se comparan los costes y beneficios de la mejora de la calidad del agua a través de un análisis coste-beneficio.ABSTRACT In this work the Contingent Valuation method is applied in order to estimate the social benefits derived from improving water quality in a river in the context of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD. In the same way, the issue of the exemptions contemplated by the WFD has been addressed asking respondents on their willingness to accept compensation in the case that the projected improvements were not carried out. Finally, in a cost-benefit framework costs and benefits are compared.

  11. El manejo del área marina y costera protegida Actam Chuleb y los beneficios económicos que genera a los usuarios del municipio de San Felipe, Yucatán, México

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    Wilian de Jesús Aguilar Cordero

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El área marina y costera protegida (AMyCP Actam Chuleb se ubica en la costa oriente del estado de Yucatán, en el municipio de San Felipe, donde se realizó el estudio con el fin de caracterizar el manejo de los recursos naturales y estimar los beneficios de uso directo. La metodología se desarrolló en dos etapas; en la primera se identificaron y analizaron las prácticas de manejo y conservación, los bienes y los principales usuarios por medio de entrevistas semiestructuradas y un diagnóstico participativo; en la segunda etapa, se estimó el valor de los beneficios económicos de uso directo y su relevancia en la estructura de actividades económicas de la comunidad por medio una encuesta a los usuarios directos. Los resultados mostraron que no existe un plan de manejo comunitario, sólo se cuenta con una normativa que no es cumplida a cabalidad por la comunidad y que hay una falta de conocimientos, participación y comunicación de los actores sociales para el manejo adecuado y una correcta toma de decisiones. Existe una marcada centralización de poderes, además, los usuarios perciben con mayor facilidad los beneficios de uso directo, generados por la pesca y el turismo, debido a su tangibilidad.

  12. Rural development as economic category

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    KOSTYRKO I.G.; GROMIAK T.D.

    2012-01-01

    Is conducted scientific analysis of such concepts as “steady development of village”, “development of rural territories”, “development of rural locality”, “rural development”, “steady economic development”, “economic relations”. Reasonably and the vision of determination of rural development is given from the economic point of view.

  13. Rural Health Issues. Keynote Address.

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    Hart, Gary

    Medical students that come from rural areas are more likely to return to rural areas to practice, but rural students apply for medical school at half the rate of urban students. Factors that contribute to this problem are the lack of rural representation on medical school selection committees; centralization of medical education facilities in…

  14. Programa qualidade total rural

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    Zarpellon, Celso

    2001-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico O presente estudo procura mostrar os resultados obtidos com o Programa SEBRAE da Qualidade Total Rural, também conhecido por "QT Rural", criar indicadores motivacionais, formular propostas para consolidação do Programa e identificar a necessidade de novos serviços que venham a complementá-lo. O Programa QT Rural tem por objetivo a melhoria da qualidade de vida e da renda das propriedades/empresas rurais, qu...

  15. Agritourism Rural Development Public Administration

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    Maria MORTAN

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available For Romania agritourism development represents the opportunity to differentiate between the rural and urban environment, as well as the best way for the preservation of traditions and customs in the rural areas, supplying a sustainable rural development. This work portrays agritourism as an element of rural development and critically analyzes the way in which the public administration should become involved in sustaining rural development in general and in sustaining agritourism development in particular.

  16. Rural Entrepreneurship: Challenges and Opportunities

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    Imedashvili, Sopiko; Kekua, Ani; Ivchenko, Polina

    2013-01-01

    According to World Bank Report published in 2012, the rural population in Sweden is 15.3 %. Rural population is calculated as difference between total populations minus urban population. 15.3 % clearly shows how important rural areas are for Sweden’s future development. Entrepreneurship plays the integral role in rural area development. However, earlier research has shown only economic perspective of rural development. On the other hand, the new ways to discover the challenges and opportuniti...

  17. Tourism in Rural Environment

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    MIHAI IELENICZ

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Rural tourism is now determined by limited economic opportunities, poor infrastructure, low motivation to possible offers, lack of proper service guarantees. Nearly 500 Romanian villages are already tourist locations, with certain characteristics determined by a heritage item, or complex ones when multiple components lead to various activities. This paper includes a typology of tourist villages in Romania according to the types of practiced tourist activities, insisting on the use of a more comprehensive terminology: tourism in rural environment, participative and creative tourism in rural areas. Tourism becomes a system accepted in the rural environment as a real opportunity for economic development with multiple social consequences. By multiplying tourism potential to meet tourists’ demands, many villages will get tourism valences with various activities in this filed, including environment protection.

  18. Medicaid and Rural Health

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    ... rural economies by generating healthcare jobs and other businesses and services. Frequently Asked Questions What services does ... approved waiver. According to Medicaid: A Primer , Kaiser Family Foundation (2013), state Medicaid programs are generally required ...

  19. Video y desarrollo rural

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    Fraser Colin

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Las primeras experiencias de video rural fueron realizadas en Perú y México. El proyecto peruano es conocido como CESPAC (Centro de Servicios de Pedagogía Audiovisual para la Capacitación. Con financiamiento externo de la FAO fue iniciado en la década del 70. El proyecto mexicano fue bautizado con el nombre de PRODERITH (Programa de Desarrollo Rural Integrado del Trópico Húmedo. Su componente de video rural tuvo un éxito muy particular a nivel de base.La evaluación concluyó en que el video rural como sistema de comunicación social para el desarrollo es excelente y de bajo costo

  20. Medicare and Rural Health

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    ... order to keep the facility open. For more information on the economic impact of healthcare on rural communities, see Community ... Medicare spending, beneficiary demographic, beneficiary and other payer financial ... quality of care, acute inpatient services, ambulatory care, post- ...

  1. Rural versus Urban

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    Schøning, Signe Wedel

    This ethnographic project discerns how rural adolescents living in West Jutland, Denmark, carry out their daily lives under globalised conditions. The project shows how the young speakers (re)activate, align with and discard ideological perceptions of rural and urban Denmark. By investigating...... and take position within larger social structures of unequal power structures through such employment. The adolescents did not explicitly discuss power relations between urban and rural Denmark in their everyday social encounters, but when they employ Stylised vestjysk and Stylised københavnsk......, they continuously ascribe low social status to the former and high social status to the latter. Thus, the overall picture is one reproducing urban Denmark as a powerful and prestigious centre, whereas rural Denmark is disempowered....

  2. Rural Health Disparities

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    ... health based on their racial or ethnic group; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, ... SAMHSA report . Rural minorities face a myriad of issues that can affect their health ranging from chronic ...

  3. "Ruralizing" Presidential Job Advertisements

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    Leist, Jay

    2007-01-01

    Rural community college presidential job advertisements that focus on geography, politics, and culture can improve the likelihood of a good fit between the senior leader and the institution. (Contains 2 figures.)

  4. Mozambique - Rural Water Supply

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    Millennium Challenge Corporation — This report provides the results from (1) an impact evaluation of the MCA's Rural Water Point Implementation Program ('RWPIP') in Nampula and (2) an evaluation of...

  5. El trabajo en beneficio de la comunidad como alternativa a la prisión. Entre la aceptación y el rechazo

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    Albalate, Joaquín Juan

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available As a result of the progressive increase of the imprisoned population in Spain, the debate about alternative measures to prison and, particularly, about the one which proposes working in benefit of community services, has acquired a renewed interest during the last years. Starting from the existing theories about the penalty, the purpose is to show that after more than ten years of the present Penal code approval, although having lately experienced an outstanding expansion, such measure has not yet reached its maximum development. And that in spite of the positive effects already demonstrated in other different countries of our environment in regard to its major efficacy in the social reinsertion of the prosecuted people and, consequently, in the diminution of the prison occupancy density.

    El debate sobre las medidas alternativas a la prisión y, en particular, sobre el trabajo en beneficio de la comunidad, ha adquirido un renovado interés durante los últimos años, a raíz del progresivo aumento de la población reclusa española. Partiendo de las diversas teorías que existen sobre la pena, se pretende mostrar que, tras más de diez años de haberse aprobado el Código penal vigente, esa medida, aunque ha experimentado recientemente una notable expansión, sigue sin alcanzar su máximo desarrollo, a pesar de los efectos positivos ya demostrados en otros países de nuestro entorno, en cuanto a su mayor eficacia en la reinserción social de las personas encausadas y, por consiguiente, en la disminución de la densidad carcelaria.

  6. Evaluación de la relación beneficio/riesgo en la terapéutica de pacientes geriátricos

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    Guido E Lluis Ramos

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo de una muestra de 123 pacientes ingresados en el Kurhotel Escambray, Tope de Collantes, por el Programa Geriátrico-Revitalizador durante el período 1998-1999. Los grupos etáreos de mayor porcentaje fueron los comprendidos entre 60 y 65 y 66 y 70 años (26,8 y 23,6 % respectivamente. El sexo femenino fue ligeramente predominante (54,4 % y la raza blanca fue la más frecuente (84 %. La polifarmacia se presentó en el 24,4 % de los casos, las reacciones adversas medicamentosas estuvieron presentes en el 7,4 % de los pacientes, siendo la nifedipina y el ácido acetil salicílico (ASA los fármacos que con mayor frecuencia las ocasionaron. Las interacciones medicamentosas ocuparon el 41 % de la muestra y solo el 2 % fue clasificado, según gravedad, en mayor. La relación beneficio/riesgo se consideró favorable para nuestros pacientes.A descriptive study of 123 patients admitted in Escambray Kurhotel, Topes de Collantes, by the Geriatric Revitalization Program, from 1998 to 1999, was conducted. The age groups 60-65 and 66-70 showed the highest percentages (26.8 and 23.6 %, respectively. A slight predominance of females (54 % was observed. Most of the individuals were white (84 %. Polypharmacy was found in 24.4 % of the cases. Adverse reactions were detected in 7.4 % of the patients. Nifedipine and acetylsalicylic acid (ASA caused these effects more frequently. Drug interactions accounted for 41 % of the sample and only 2 % were considered as major severity. The benefit/risk relationship was favorable for our patients.

  7. DETECCIÓN DEL GENOMA DEL VIRUS DE LA HEPATITIS E (VHE EN MUESTRAS DE HECES DE CERDOS EN PLANTAS DE BENEFICIO DE ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA

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    J. E. Forero

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    Full Text Available El Virus de la Hepatitis E (VHE es uno de los agentes causales de enfermedad hepáticaaguda en humanos, aunque también puede inducir hepatitis crónica en pacientes in-munocomprometidos. Existen cuatro genotipos que generan enfermedad en humanos:los genotipos 1 y 2 asociados con brotes epidémicos por consumo de aguas contami-nadas y los genotipos 3 y 4 de trasmisión zoonótica, implicados en brotes esporádicosen países desarrollados donde el cerdo es el principal reservorio. En Colombia existeevidencia serológica de la infección en humanos y cerdos: se ha detectado el genomaviral en hígados de cerdos en plantas de beneficio y expendios de carne; sin embargono se conoce lo suficiente sobre la infección en el país. Con el fin de determinar si loscerdos del departamento de Antioquia (Colombia están excretando VHE en la edad delbeneficio, se obtuvieron 152 muestras de heces de cerdos en cinco plantas de beneficiode distintas regiones del departamento en las que se determinó la presencia del genomaviral por medio RT-PCR. El porcentaje de positividad hallado fue del 26.9% (41/152;se encontró, además, que los cerdos que provenían de las subregiones Norte y Orientede Antioquia tuvieron el menor (11.6% y mayor (58.3% porcentaje de muestraspositivas, respectivamente. Estos resultados indican que los cerdos en el momento desacrificio están excretando el virus a través de sus heces y que el VHE está circulando enlas diferentes subregiones del departamento.

  8. RURAL TOURISM IN DOBRUDGEA

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    Elena, SIMA

    2014-01-01

    The natural and anthropic tourism resources of a certain area generate specific tourism forms, which complete each other within the different destination categories.The rural area in Dobrudja has diversified tourism potential, provided by the contrast of natural environment factors, ranging from the oldest and to the youngest relief units, natural protected areas, spa resources and cultural, historical, religious sites, as well as multicultural local customs and traditions of the rural area. ...

  9. Definitions of "Rural"

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    Du Plessis, Valerie; Beshiri, Roland; Bollman, Ray D.; Clemenson, Heather

    2002-01-01

    Several definitions of "rural" are available for national and provincial analysis using the databases at Statistics Canada. We compare six in this paper. Each definition emphasizes different criteria (population size, density, context) and has different associated thresholds. The size of the territorial units (building blocks) from which each definition is constructed also varies. As a result, an analyst's choice of "rural" definition matters. Different definitions generate a different number...

  10. CULTIVOS TRANSGÉNICOS:: ENTRE LOS RIESGOS BIOLÓGICOS Y LOS BENEFICIOS AMBIENTALES Y ECONÓMICOS Gm Crops:: Between Biological Risk and Environmental and Economics Benefits

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    ALEJANDRO CHAPARRO GIRALDO

    sobre la adopción de los cultivos GM, alrededor del análisis ponderado de los riegos biológicos y beneficios ambientales y económicos. Los riesgos biológicos se definen por los posibles efectos negativos sobre consumidor humano o ambiente en que se liberan. Los beneficios ambientales tienen que ver con los efectos de la reducción en el uso de agroquímicos (insecticidas y herbicidas, y beneficios económicos con la reducción en las pérdidas debidas al ataque de insectos y a la competencia de malezas, así como a la reducción de costos de producción.The transgenic crops were the result of the application of recombinant DNA technology in agriculture. These crops were developed by transfer of foreign genes (transgenes from any biological origin (animal, plant, microbial, viral to the genome of cultivated species of plants. The crops genetically modified (GM have been used in the world since 1996; up to December 2010 they counted to a billion hectares planted throughout the period. In just the past year 2010 148 million hectares were planted, grown by 15.4 million farmers in 29 countries. GM crops that are used in global agriculture are mainly soybean, cotton, corn and canola, which express transgenes derived from bacteria, and confer resistance to lepidopteran insects (ILR or herbicide tolerance (HT; glyphosate and glufosinate ammonium. The first transgenic varieties containing only a single transgene, or simple event, while the current varieties express several transgenes, or stacked, confereing resistance to different species of Lepidoptera and Coleopteran insects and tolerance to two different herbicides. In 2010 were planted in Colombia, 18.874 hectares of GM cotton, 16.793 hectares of GM corn, and 4 hectares of GM carnations and GM roses. GM corn and GM cotton were planted in Sucre, Cesar, Cordoba, Huila and Tolima. GM corn was planted in Antioquia, Valle del Cauca, Meta, Cundinamarca and Santander. Carnations and roses were planted in Cundinamarca. GM maize

  11. producto turismo rural

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    Blanca García Henche

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El turismo rural lleva un largo periodo establecido en Europa, pero en los últimos años crece su importancia ya que supone un nuevo producto turístico y una fuente de ingresos para la economía rural. Actualmente, los turistas buscan experiencias distintas al tradicional turismo de sol y playa, prefieren un turismo más individualizado y flexible, buscan nuevas formas de alojamiento y muestran un interés creciente por el contacto con la naturaleza. La oferta turística rural ha de adaptarse a las exigencias de esta demanda, lo que implica más flexibilidad y alojamientos y pueblos adaptados a las necesidades emergentes. Se ha de definir el turismo rural como una alternativa de adaptación a los cambios en las necesidades de los consumidores. El presente documento muestra los componentes del turismo rural. Los recursos turísticos son la materia prima, a la que se ha de añadir los servicios. Estos servicios pueden ser básicos o complementarios. Además de los servicios hay que añadir las actividades complementarias e infraestructuras No hay duda de que el turismo rural puede beneficiarse de la aplicación del marketing. El marketing implica entender qué es lo que los consumidores desean y crear productos para satisfacer sus necesidades, además de comercializar el producto correctamente.

  12. Rural maternity care.

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    Miller, Katherine J; Couchie, Carol; Ehman, William; Graves, Lisa; Grzybowski, Stefan; Medves, Jennifer

    2012-10-01

    To provide an overview of current information on issues in maternity care relevant to rural populations. Medline was searched for articles published in English from 1995 to 2012 about rural maternity care. Relevant publications and position papers from appropriate organizations were also reviewed. This information will help obstetrical care providers in rural areas to continue providing quality care for women in their communities. Recommendations 1. Women who reside in rural and remote communities in Canada should receive high-quality maternity care as close to home as possible. 2. The provision of rural maternity care must be collaborative, woman- and family-centred, culturally sensitive, and respectful. 3. Rural maternity care services should be supported through active policies aligned with these recommendations. 4. While local access to surgical and anaesthetic services is desirable, there is evidence that good outcomes can be sustained within an integrated perinatal care system without local access to operative delivery. There is evidence that the outcomes are better when women do not have to travel far from their communities. Access to an integrated perinatal care system should be provided for all women. 5. The social and emotional needs of rural women must be considered in service planning. Women who are required to leave their communities to give birth should be supported both financially and emotionally. 6. Innovative interprofessional models should be implemented as part of the solution for high-quality, collaborative, and integrated care for rural and remote women. 7. Registered nurses are essential to the provision of high-quality rural maternity care throughout pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Maternity nursing skills should be recognized as a fundamental part of generalist rural nursing skills. 8. Remuneration for maternity care providers should reflect the unique challenges and increased professional responsibility faced by providers in

  13. Pedagogy for rural health.

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    Reid, Stephen J

    2011-04-01

    As the body of literature on rural health has grown, the need to develop a unifying theoretical framework has become more apparent. There are many different ways of seeing the same phenomenon, depending on the assumptions we make and the perspective we choose. A conceptual and theoretical basis for the education of health professionals in rural health has not yet been described. This paper examines a number of theoretical frameworks that have been used in the rural health discourse and aims to identify relevant theory that originates from an educational paradigm. The experience of students in rural health is described phenomenologically in terms of two complementary perspectives, using a geographic basis on the one hand, and a developmental viewpoint on the other. The educational features and implications of these perspectives are drawn out. The concept of a 'pedagogy of place' recognizes the importance of the context of learning and allows the uniqueness of a local community to integrate learning at all levels. The theory of critical pedagogy is also found relevant to education for rural health, which would ideally produce 'transformative' graduates who understand the privilege of their position, and who are capable of and committed to engaging in the struggles for equity and justice, both within their practices as well as in the wider society. It is proposed that a 'critical pedagogy of place,' which gives due acknowledgement to local peculiarities and strengths, while situating this within a wider framework of the political, social and economic disparities that impact on the health of rural people, is an appropriate theoretical basis for a distinct rural pedagogy in the health sciences.

  14. Mejora de los procesos de beneficio y extracción de minerales auroargentíferos del asentamiento minero de San Pedro Frío, Colombia

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    Yáñez Traslaviña, J. J.

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    Full Text Available The San Pedro Frio district mining, Colombia, is a rich region producing gold-silver ores. Nowadays, the extraction processes used are amalgamation, percolation cyanidation and precipitation with zinc wood. Due to the ignorance of the ore characteristics, gold and silver treatment processes are inadequate and not efficient In addition the inappropriate use of mercury and cyanide cause environmental contamination. In this research the ore characterization was carried out obtaining fundamental parameters for the technical selection of more efficient gold and silver extraction processes. Experimental work was addressed to the study of both processes the agitation cyanidation and the adsorption on activated carbon in pulp. As a final result proposed a flowsheet to improve the precious metals recovery and reduce the environment contamination.

    El asentamiento minero San Pedro Frío, Colombia, es una región rica en minerales auroargentíferos. Actualmente, los mineros de la región emplean procesos de tratamiento como amalgamación, cianuración por percolación y precipitación con viruta de zinc. Debido al desconocimiento de las características del mineral que allí se explota, los procesos de beneficio y tratamiento de oro y plata resultan inadecuados y poco eficientes, ocasionando, además, contaminación ambiental por el uso inapropiado del mercurio y cianuro. En este trabajo se realizó la caracterización del mineral obteniéndose parámetros fundamentales para la selección técnica de los procesos de extracción y recuperación de oro y de plata. El trabajo experimental se orientó al estudio de los procesos de cianuración por agitación y de adsorción con carbón activado en pulpa. Como resultado final, se presentó una propuesta de tratamiento para mejorar la recuperación de los metales preciosos y disminuir los niveles de contaminación ambiental

  15. Has Rural Banking Developed Rural Nigeria? | Amadasu | African ...

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    There is problem of rural development in Nigeria because of increasing poverty in the rural areas where about 70% of the people live. Reducing poverty means increasing income. Increasing income means increasing bank loans and advances for efficient application to agricultural and industrial activities in the rural Nigeria ...

  16. Evaluating the rural health placements of the Rural Support Network ...

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    Oct 19, 2011 ... by organising individual and group placements in rural hospitals during vacations. This paper describes a qualitative evaluation, from the students' perspective, of the 2010 RSN rural health placements in order to make recommendations for the. Abstract. Objectives: The Rural Support Network (RSN) is an ...

  17. Innovating for Rural Development

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    Christensen, Dorthe

    not be seen as a permanent panacea, but be reconsidered in the light of new agricultural and societal challenges. The overall objective of this PhD thesis is to explore the capacity of privatized Danish agricultural extension to handle contemporary agricultural challenges and related innovation support needs...... and management level, respectively. Rural development was chosen as the overall case for the contemporary agricultural challenges. Further, an interactive research approach was applied, comprising four different case studies, extensive qualitative case study evidence and hermeneutic interpretation...... as an analytical strategy. Paper 1 reports on, and critically examines, the entrance of consultants with rural development functions in Danish agricultural extension agencies. Paper 2 seeks to understand how multiple rural actor projects driven by Danish agricultural extension serve to generate new social...

  18. rural medicine as a sub-specialty

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    Let me begin by differentiating rural health from rural medicine. If rural health is the big picture, including all the team players and stakeholders concerned with health in rural areas, then rural medicine is the medical slice of that action. It is the medical input to the rural health team. So, depending on the size and the capacity ...

  19. Efecto de diferentes presentaciones comerciales de plátano Hartón sobre la relación costo-beneficio de los productores de la Cuenca del Lago de Maracaibo

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    Juan Carlos Nava

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    Full Text Available El objeto de este trabajo consistió en evaluar el efecto de las diferentes presentaciones comerciales del fruto de plátano Hartón (Musa AAB en racimos, en bolsas: presentaciones de 10 unidades y desgranado en cestas de 22 Kg sobre la relación costo-beneficio de los productores de la cuenca del Lago de Maracaibo. La investigación fue de tipo aplicada con un diseño experimental de campo, de bloques completos, al azar generalizado, La unidad experimental fue la pesada, compuesta por racimos de plátano hasta llegar a los 300 kg. Se realizaron mediciones de las variables: número de racimos, masa del racimo (kg, número de manos, número de dedos, kilos por cestas, ingresos, costos variables y la relación costo/beneficio. Se efectuó análisis de varianza y pruebas de Tukey con el paquete estadístico S.A.S. versión 9.1. Los resultados obtenidos reflejaron que la presentación en cestas (kilogramos fue la forma de presentación comercial que generó mejor relación costo-beneficio a los productores de plátano de dicha zona. Los productores de plátano dependieron de la modalidad de camionero-comerciante para la venta de sus frutos. La caracterización de la pesada de plátano como unidad de venta presentó una media de 223,44 manos, 41 racimos por pesada y 1.104,3 frutos de plátano. Se recomienda que los productores de plátano de ahora en adelante utilicen la forma de presentación comercial en cestas, lo que les generará mayores ingresos

  20. Rural women's health

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    Thurston, Wilfreda E; Leach, Belinda; Leipert, Beverly

    2012-01-01

    ... about reduction of government funding and access to health care, and about the shortage of new volunteers to replace them when they burn out. These are a few of the stories told in the chapters of this book. This ground-breaking collection of essays identifies priority issues that must be addressed to ensure rural women's well-being, and offers innovative ideas for improvement and further research. Rural women play a critical role within their families and communities, and the health of these wome...

  1. Organizing Rural Health Care

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    Bunkenborg, Mikkel

    2012-01-01

    The liberalization of health care in the course of three decades of ‘reform and opening up’ has given people in rural China access to a diverse range of treatment options, but the health care system has also been marred by accusations of price hikes, fake pharmaceuticals, and medical malpractice...... roads to healing. The recent introduction of new rural cooperative medicine in the township represents an attempt to bring the state back in and address popular concern with the cost and quality of health care. While superficially reminiscent of the traditional socialist system, this new state attempt...

  2. Rural energy and development

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    Stern, R.

    1997-12-01

    The author discusses the worldwide problem and need for rural electrification to support development. He points out that rural areas will pay high rates to receive such services, but cannot afford the capital cost for conventional services. The author looks at this problem from the point of energy choices, subsides, initial costs, financing, investors, local involvement, and governmental actions. In particular he is concerned with ways to make better use of biofuels, to promote sustainable harvesting, and to encourage development of more modern fuels.

  3. Rurality and Rural Education: Discourses Underpinning Rurality and Rural Education Research in South African Postgraduate Education Research 1994-2004

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    Nkambule, T.; Balfour, R. J.; Pillay, G.; Moletsane, R.

    2011-01-01

    Historically, rurality and rural education have been marginalised bodies of knowledge in South Africa. The post-1994 era has seen an emerging government concern to address the continuing interplay between poverty, HIV/AIDS, underdevelopment, and underachievement in schools categorised as rural. To address these concerns, scholars in South African…

  4. Relación costo_beneficio en la termorregulación de Chinchilla lanigera Cost-benefit relationship in thermoregulation of Chinchilla lanigera

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    ARTURO CORTES

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    Full Text Available Chinchilla lanigera, es un roedor endémico de Chile que habita áreas desérticas del norte de Chile. Postulamos que C. lanigera (silvestre por habitar en ambientes con escasa disponibilidad de alimento y agua, debiera poseer atributos fisiológicos que minimicen los requerimientos (costos de energía y agua. Se evaluó el metabolismo energético en atmósferas de aire y He-O2, la pérdida de agua por evaporación (EWL y temperatura corporal (Tb a diferentes temperaturas ambientales (Ta. Los resultados más relevantes muestran que la tasa metabólica basal (BMR fue 0,66 mlO2/g h y la conductancia térmica (C de 0,0376 mlO2/g h°C; valores que corresponden al 80,4% y 72,5% de la magnitud predicha para un mamífero euterio de similar tamaño corporal, respectivamente. La conductancia térmica en atmósfera He-O2 fue 0,089 mlO2/g h°C, siendo la razón C He-O2 /C = 0,089/0,038 = 2,34, el valor más alto descrito para roedores. Esto indicaría que C. lanigera, poseería la aislación térmica más alta documentada a la fecha. Además, la evaporación pulmocutánea (EWL equivale al 95% del valor esperado para heterómidos. Chinchilla lanigera presenta una clara relación de costo-beneficio y/o compromisos en su capacidad de termorregulación. En efecto, los bajos valores de C y EWL implican costos de termorregulación a altas temperaturas (riesgo de hipertermia, particularmente cuando su hábitat desértico alcanza temperaturas ž 30°C. A la vez, estos bajos valores de C, EWL y BMR constituyen beneficios fisiológicos que favorecen la economía de energía y agua en un hábitat que es xérico y poco productivoChinchilla lanigera, is an endemic rodent inhabiting desert areas of northern Chile. We postulated that wild chinchilla should has a cost-benefit relationship in thermoregulation to cope with desert habitats. We evaluated the energy metabolism in air and He-O2, evaporative water loss (EWL and body temperature (Tb at different ambient

  5. Proyecto de Investigación: Beneficios de una Intervención Integral de Enfermería en pacientes con Enfermedad Pulmonar Obstructiva Crónica( EPOC)

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    Cabero Pérez, Silvia

    2014-01-01

    Con este proyecto se pretende mostrar los beneficios de una intervención integral de enfermería en pacientes con Enfermedad Pulmonar Obstructiva Crónica (EPOC) respecto a una mejora en la disnea, en la capacidad de ejercicio y en la calidad de vida relacionada con la salud (CVRS), así como en la disminución de los niveles de ansiedad y de depresión. Asimismo se intentará demostrar que intervenciones de este tipo disminuyen la utilización de los servicios sanitarios y la frecuencia de las exac...

  6. Balance entre riesgos y beneficios del tamizaje mamográfico de cáncer de mama: ¿apoyaría su recomendación en mujeres peruanas?

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio es valorar, en base a un análisis crítico y estructurado de la evidencia, si el tamizaje mamográfico de cáncer de mama en Perú es una intervención recomendable. El análisis se realizó utilizando los criterios propuestos por el sistema GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation. Se realizó una búsqueda de la literatura en Medline y en otras fuentes de información nacional (literatura gris. Para el desarrollo de la recomendación, a favor o en contra del tamizaje, se utilizó la mejor evidencia disponible sobre los beneficios, riesgos, costos y preferencias de la población. Los resultados incluyeron cinco revisiones sistemáticas (RS que evaluaron los riesgos y beneficios del tamizaje; dos evaluaciones económicas realizadas en Perú y un estudio que valoró indirectamente las preferencias de las mujeres peruanas. La calidad de la evidencia a partir de las RS fue moderada a favor del tamizaje en mujeres de 50 a 69 años. El balance entre riesgos y beneficios mostró una mayor probabilidad de sobrediagnóstico comparado con el beneficio en la reducción de la mortalidad. La estrategia más costo- efectiva fue la mamografía trienal. La percepción de barreras podría comprometer seriamente la participación de las mujeres. En conclusión, la recomendación a favor del tamizaje mamográfico en Perú es débil, más aun si se tienen en cuenta otras necesidades poblacionales más urgentes. En caso de llevarse a cabo, la estrategia de tamizaje más adecuada para la población peruana consistiría en realizar una mamografía trienal en mujeres de 50 a 69 años.

  7. Efecto de diferentes presentaciones comerciales de plátano Hartón sobre la relación costo-beneficio de los productores de la Cuenca del Lago de Maracaibo

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    Juan Carlos Nava; Alfredo Ávila; Dayerlin Bueno; José Contrera

    2014-01-01

    El objeto de este trabajo consistió en evaluar el efecto de las diferentes presentaciones comerciales del fruto de plátano Hartón (Musa AAB) en racimos, en bolsas: presentaciones de 10 unidades y desgranado en cestas de 22 Kg sobre la relación costo-beneficio de los productores de la cuenca del Lago de Maracaibo. La investigación fue de tipo aplicada con un diseño experimental de campo, de bloques completos, al azar generalizado, La unidad experimental fue la pesada, compuesta por racimos de ...

  8. Relación costo beneficio de plaquetas estándar versus plaquetas por aféresis en el Banco de Sangre de la Clínica Colsanitas

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    Molina Verdugo, D´hane Pauline

    2011-01-01

    Se realizó un estudio costo beneficio para el tratamiento de trombocitopenias en pacientes con discrasias sanguíneas, comparando dos hemoderivados sanguíneos: las plaquetas estándar y plaquetas por aféresis. El estudio se realizó en el Banco de Sangre de la Clínica Colsanitas S.A, con información obtenida sobre pacientes que fueron transfundidos con dichos componentes durante los años 2009 al 2010. Ambos hemoderivados presentaron un nivel de respuesta terapéutica adecuado; se evidenció qu...

  9. Justa distribución de beneficios en las declaraciones internacionales de ética en investigación Just sharing of benefits in ethical guidelines for international research

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    Ricardo Páez-Moreno

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Varios estándares éticos definidos en las declaraciones sobre investigación biomédica internacional en seres humanos han delineado aquello que es considerado justo en la investigación realizada en países de mediano o bajo ingreso. El cumplimiento de los estándares incide directamente en favor de la salud de los pacientes, quienes se benefician de una mejora de la infraestructura y las capacidades para la investigación en salud locales y en la disminución de la carga de enfermedad. Los beneficios que necesitan ser distribuidos equitativamente pueden clasificarse como: responder a las necesidades o prioridades en investigación locales, dar acceso a beneficios postensayo clínico, propiciar cuidados médicos auxiliares, poner a disposición los nuevos conocimientos, apoyar a los servicios y a la investigación en salud, e incluir en el consentimiento informado qué beneficios potenciales se esperan. Es necesario que aquellas personas relacionadas con la investigación internacional conozcan esta normativa ética y sus posibles beneficios para la salud pública.Several ethical standards defined in guidelines for international biomedical research in humans have outlined what is considered just in research conducted in middle to low-income countries. Compliance with the standards outlined by these guidelines results in direct benefits to the health of the patients, who benefit from improvements in infrastructure, increased local research capacity, and decrease in the burden of disease. In an overall view of the ethical standards, the benefits that need to be distributed equitably can be classified as: addressing the needs and/or priorities of the local research, making posttrial benefits available, fostering ancillary-care benefits, making the new theoretical and practical knowledge available, supporting health services as well as health and ethics research, and including in the informed consent the potential benefits that can be expected

  10. Metodología para la Administración de Proyectos para el Departamento de Compensación y Beneficios de la empresa Florida Ice & Farm Co. SA

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    Montero-Arce, Cinthya; Calvo-Arce, Marisela

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    Proyecto de graduación (Maestría en Gerencia de Proyectos) Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Escuela de Ingeniería en Computación, Escuela de Ingeniería en Construcción, Escuela de Administración de Empresas, 2013. El proyecto plasmado en este documento fue desarrollado para el Departamento de Compensación y Beneficios de la empresa Florida Ice and Farm Co, la cual es una empresa costarricense, cuya principal actividad es la producción y distribución de bebidas. Por su parte, e...

  11. Farmers or rural workers? A current social characterization of rural families of Atamisqui Department, Santiago del Estero ¿Campesinos o asalariados rurales? Una caracterización social actual de las familias rurales del Departamento de Atamisqui, Santiago del Estero

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    Agustina Desalvo

    2011-01-01

    asalariado desarrollado en distintas actividades rurales (aunque especialmente en el desflore de maíz y la cosecha de arándanos y de transferencias diversas (jubilaciones, beneficios sociales, remesas. Estos datos nos estarían indicando, en este caso particular, que el sujeto habitualmente caracterizado como campesinado esconde, en realidad, a la clase obrera rural atamisqueña.

  12. Partners in Rural Education.

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    Stephens, E. Robert

    2000-01-01

    Thanks to the economies of scale inherent in networks of education services agencies (ESAs), these agencies can provide small rural schools with access to programs, services, and technical assistance that otherwise might be unavailable. Typical core services of ESAs, historic roots, evaluation of ESAs in Iowa and Texas, and trends in ESA funding…

  13. Changing Rural Paradigms

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    Høst, Jeppe Engset

    2016-01-01

    paradigm” (OECD 2006) and its implications for ethnological scholars and practitioners of today. In the “new rural paradigm”, bottom-up processes, “place-bound” cultural and historical values are highlighted as essential to local development. This of course empowers the ethnologists, but also put us...

  14. Urban-rural dichotomy

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    Q.J.Med. 44,325—47. Keeley DJ, Neill P, Gallivan S. Comparison of the prevalence of reversible airway airway obstruction in rural and urban Zimbabwe children. Thorax 1991; 46: 549-53. Clark T] H and Godfrey S in 'Asthma' 2"d. Ed. Chapman & Hall. Lee DA, et al. prevalence and spectrum of asthma in childhood. Br. Med.

  15. Teachers as Rural Educators

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    Kristiansen, Andrew

    2014-01-01

    In the article, education is seen as a hierarchical cultural encounter between urban and rural values and ways of life. Good teachers do not only deliver curriculum, they also consider the needs and values of their students, as well as those of the local community. The article discusses how teachers' competence, knowledge and attitudes can affect…

  16. Rural to Urban Adjustment

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    Abramson, Jane A.

    Personal interviews with 100 former farm operators living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, were conducted in an attempt to understand the nature of the adjustment process caused by migration from rural to urban surroundings. Requirements for inclusion in the study were that respondents had owned or operated a farm for at least 3 years, had left their…

  17. Rural Agriculture in Ghana ' ' ' ' - : '- '

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    TITLE: Organizing Labour in the Informal Sector: The Conditions of. Rural Agriculture in Ghana ' ' ' ' - : '- '. AUTHOR: ... as social security and protection remain. Ironically, the informal sector remains the oldest ... They span petty trading, repair and other services as well as manufacturing. ' " - ~ ' 7. It thus makes sense that the ...

  18. Inclusive rural communication services

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    Fliert, van de E.; Sam, S.; Cooper, T.; Lie, R.; Witteveen, L.M.

    2017-01-01

    This publication is the first scoping study aimed at compiling existing evaluation cases in the field of Communication for Development as applied to agricultural and rural development initiatives. It draws on a literature review and 19 cases across Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the

  19. Evidence from Rural Ghana

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    The effect of education on inequality is more pronounced for non-farm wage income. The policy implication is for a narrowing of education inequality among rural households in Ghana to create greater access to ...... Households in Mexico: The Role of Off-farm Activities. World. Development 29:3. pp. 467-480. Dercon, S.

  20. Special Issue: Rural Workers.

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    Goodson, Elizabeth; And Others

    1995-01-01

    The issue discusses the role of the International Labour Office in the field of workers' education for rural workers and their organizations. Articles discuss labor conditions, child labor in agriculture, gender and equality training, trade unions, fair trade, and changing patterns of food production. Appendixes include information about…

  1. Análisis de beneficios socio-ambientales por la implementación de estrategias de producción más limpias en el sector agropecuario de la cuenca media del río Chinchiná, Colombia

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    Gloria Yaneth Flórez Yepes

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    Full Text Available En el sector agropecuario de la cuenca media del río Chinchiná, Colombia, en 2012 y 2013 se evaluaron los beneficios socio-ambientales generados por la implementación de estrategias de producción más limpia en el sector agropecuario. La metodología incluyó la recolección de datos de campo desde entrevistas y diálogos semi-estruturados, procesamiento y análisis de datos a partir de la adaptación de matrices y construcción de diagrama de redes, evaluación de los beneficios con determinación de la significancia socio-ambiental a través de la adaptación de la metodología de Leopold con el uso de parámetros de magnitud e importancia. Los resultados mostraron que las estrategias para el estudio de producción más limpia implementadas en las fincas localizadas en la zona permitieron identificar y categorizar estrategias de conservación, reducción o eliminación, siendo posible evaluar los beneficios socio-ambientales correspondientes, a partir de la determinación de los beneficios primarios, secundarios y terciarios relacionados tanto con los beneficios que prestan los ecosistemas como los sociales que se generan.

  2. ACTIVIDADES RECREATIVAS Y SUS BENEFICIOS PARA PERSONAS NICARAGÜENSES RESIDENTES EN COSTA RICA (RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND THEIR BENEFITS FOR NICARAGUANS WHO LIVE IN COSTA RICA

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    Salazar Salas Carmen Grace

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    Full Text Available Resumen:Costa Rica se ha convertido en un país multicultural. Muchas personas han migrado a él en busca de mejores condiciones de vida. La mayoría de estas personas son nicaragüenses, quienes conforman alrededor de tres cuartas partes del grupo total inmigrante en el país. En el año 2007, se realizó un proyecto de investigación en la Escuela de Educación Física y Deportes de la Universidad de Costa Rica que tuvo la finalidad de estudiar cómo se recreaba esta población antes y, especialmente, después de la inmigración a Costa Rica. La investigación fue cualitativa, fenomenológica, e incluyó 13 personas nicaragüenses residentes en el Área Metropolitana. La información que se presenta en este artículo fue recolectada mediante entrevistas y observaciones de la participación en una actividad recreativa. Los datos fueron analizados en forma individual y se triangularon. Los resultados generales indican que: (1 la población investigada realizaba once tipos de actividades recreativas en Nicaragua, entre semana y fines de semana, antes de venir a Costa Rica; (2 esa misma población participaba en diez categorías de actividades recreativas en Costa Rica, entre semana y fines de semana, y (3 ese grupo percibió siete beneficios que le ofrecía la recreación.Abstract:Costa Rica has become a multicultural country. Many people immigrated to it looking for a better lifestyle. Most of these people are Nicaraguans, who are three quarters of the total amount of immigrants in Costa Rica. In 2007, the School of Physical Education and Sports at the University of Costa Rica conducted a research to study how this Nicaraguans recreated before and after they immigrated to Costa Rica. The research conducted was qualitative, phenomenological, and included 13 Nicaraguans, who lived in the Metropolitan Area. This article is the first of several papers that will report the result of the research. The information of this article was collected with

  3. Características, manejo, usos y beneficios del saúco (Sambucus nigra L. con énfasis en su implementación en sistemas silvopastoriles del Trópico Alto

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    Beatriz Milena Grajales Atehortúa

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    Full Text Available El sauco Sambucus nigra es un arbusto con características botanicas, composicion quimica y sustancias activas, que ofrece las condiciones para ser aprovechado con fines medicinales, alimenticios, ornamentales, artesanales y para suplementación animal. Sobre la especie existen publicaciones sobre diversos temas en particular, sin embargo, no se cuenta con un documento que contenga informacion total sobre la especie. El objetivo de esta investigacion fue consolidar documentacion bibliografica sobre las caracteristicas, manejo y usos del sauco, que permita conocer ampliamente la especie y asi motivar su implementación en sistemas productivos generando beneficios sociales, ambientales y economicos, de tal manera que se puedan aprovechar todos los beneficios que esta brinda. Es asi como al final del articulo se dan recomendaciones sobre el manejo y uso del S. nigra en sistemas silvopastoriles del tropico alto, entre los que se tienen las cortinas rompe vientos, cercas vivas, sistema de ramoneo y banco de forraje mixto. Entre las alternativas en sistemas silvopastoriles, se tiene el sauco como especie multiproposito, el cual por sus propiedades permite ser implementado bajo diferentes herramientas de manejo del paisaje y proporciona forraje de buena calidad, mejora las condiciones de la leche, aporta en la protección de los recursos y en general ofrece diversidad de subproductos que pueden ser aprovechados.

  4. El beneficio penitenciario del adelantamiento de la libertad condicional en España. Análisis histórico-evolutivo de la institución

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    Daniel Fernández Bermejo

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    Full Text Available Se tiene como objetivo analizar la evolución histórica y normativa del beneficio del adelantamiento de la libertad condicional, desde sus orígenes hasta nuestros días, que constituye actualmente un mecanismo fundamental para que la ejecución de la pena cumpla con su función preventiva especial positiva, traducida en la resocialización del penado. Asimismo, se prestará especial atención a las limitaciones y restricciones impuestas por las reformas de los últimos años para su concesión y disfrute. Para ello, se plantea una metodología basada en un estudio sobre los antecedentes internacionales del sistema progresivo de ejecución de condenas, y un análisis evolutivo de la normativa penal y penitenciaria española, abordando la temática de manera analítica, descriptiva y sucinta de la normativa reguladora de la institución, poniendo de manifiesto la constante y creciente rigidez de la normativa punitiva reguladora del beneficio del adelantamiento de la libertad condicional. Y es que un siglo después de que se instaurase la libertad condicional en España, el mecanismo de otorgamiento de su adelantamiento se concibe de extremada, si no imposible, concesión.

  5. Institucionalidad y desarrollo rural

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    Laureano Ruiz Camargo

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available La institucionalidad entendida como el conjunto de normas y reg las formales e informales que regulan una comunidad determinada puede influir al impulsar y acrecentar el desarrollo rural o también frenarlo, permitiendo o no la participación o también obstaculizando la organización y la expresión de las comunidades rurales; lo cual puede reflejarse en carencias de sentido económico, social y cultural. Estas temáticas han sido exploradas en el presente trabajo, mediante el contacto directo con las comunidades rura les del municipio de Paipa (Boyacá y complementado con la revisión teórica a nivel bibliográfica sobre los temas de la institucionalidad y el desarrollo rural sustentable. Dada la importancia de las familias campesinas asentadas en estos territorios de minifundios y economía campesina, en la reproducción de su propia subsistencia y el aporte a la producción de bienes para la alimentación de la población urbana y suministro de mano de obra necesaria en la prestación de servicios y la industria nacional, se encontró que las carencias de tipo económico y social por parte de la población se reflejan en índices de pobreza elevada, debido a la poca capacidad de consumo y acumulación, pues la propiedad privada sustentada en el minifundio utilizado en actividades agropecuarias no genera ingresos suficientes para financiar la alimentación, la educación, la salud, la vivienda, la recreación y tampoco posibilita el ahorro. Por otra parte, la producción de bienes y servicios de origen rural es vendida o intercambiada en el mercado a precios por debajo de los costos de producción, con lo cual se transfiere la riqueza producida en el campo hacia la ciudad, reproduciéndose el circulo de la pobreza rural donde la institucionalidad practicada y existente no permite la participación de los habitantes rurales en la toma de decisiones; entre otras cosas, porque carecen de organización y liderazgo y porque tradicionalmente la

  6. INNOVATION IN RURAL TOURISM

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    Izabela Kurtyka-Marcak

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to evaluate the innovation processes taking place in agritourism farming. The evaluation was based on a survey conducted in 2014 in 50 agritourism farms in rural areas of Dolnośląskie voivodeship. These studies focused on innovation as a source of competitive advantage of these facilities. New elements introduced in the last three years to the package of offered services were analyzed. The respondents were asked about the reasons for the introduction of new rural tourism product and the sources of inspiration for these ideas. Studies of analyzed farms show that primarily they introduce innovative products and services. New products and services were very popular among visitors and their introduction has contributed to an increase in the number of clients and income from tourism activities.

  7. Bulgarian rural development policy implementation and new rural paradigm

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    Peneva, Mariya Marinova; Kopeva, Diana Ilieva

    2010-01-01

    The role of Rural Development Policy is growing nowadays. As an EU member state Bulgaria started implementation of Rural Development Policy. The paper analyse the level of achievement of the Rural Development Programme’s objectives in Bulgaria. The programme started in 2008 and most of the measures are implemented. But effective payments have been done only under eight measures. The vast majority of financed projects are for investments mainly in agriculture (for perennial crops production, b...

  8. La violencia rural

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    Jesús Antonio Bejarano

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Dossier Comunicación y Drogas. En la Colombia rural, el narcotráfico, la guerrilla y la delincuencia común son factores de inseguridad y violencia. A pesar de la incertidumbre social que generan, gran parte de los medios de comunicación de ese país solo se limitan a describir los hechos en forma superficial. ¡Las amenazas a los periodistas son reales!

  9. Rural health clinics infrastructure

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    Olson, K.

    1997-12-01

    The author discusses programs which were directed at the installation of photovoltaic power systems in rural health clinics. The objectives included: vaccine refrigeration; ice pack freezing; lighting; communications; medical appliances; sterilization; water purification; and income generation. The paper discusses two case histories, one in the Dominican Republic and one in Colombia. The author summarizes the results of the programs, both successes and failures, and offers an array of conclusions with regard to the implementation of future programs of this general nature.

  10. 78 FR 49374 - Rural Development Voucher Program

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    2013-08-14

    ...; ] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service 7 CFR Part 3560 RIN 0575-AC96 Rural Development Voucher... agency within the Rural Development mission area, is adding new regulations to implement its Rural... protect eligible multi-family housing (MFH) tenants in properties financed through Rural Development's...

  11. Recognizing the Variety of Rural Schools

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    Greenough, Richard; Nelson, Steven R.

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to help education practitioners and researchers understand that research about rural education is complicated not only by issues of defining "rural," but also by the often dramatic ways that rural schools differ from each other. We briefly address issues in defining rural and describe rural classification…

  12. Niveles de actividad física, beneficios, barreras y autoeficacia en un grupo de empleados oficiales Níveis de atividade física, benefícios, barreiras e auto-eficácia em um grupo de empregados oficiais Levels of physical activity, benefits, barriers and self efficiency in a group of civil servants

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    MARÍA MERCEDES BECERRA MARTÍNEZ; LUZ PATRICIA DÍAZ HEREDIA

    2008-01-01

    Objetivo: determinar la relación entre el nivel de actividad física y la percepción de los beneficios, las barreras y la autoeficacia en un grupo de empleados de 18 a 65 años con factores de riesgo cardiovascular. Método: estudio de tipo cuantitativo, descriptivo, correlacional. Para evaluar la actividad física se utilizó el Cuestionario Internacional de Actividad Física (IPAQ) versión larga y para la evaluación de la escala de barreras, beneficios y autoeficacia se empleó el cuestionario de ...

  13. School Reform for Rural America

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    Fishman, Dan

    2015-01-01

    Overall, one in four rural children live in poverty, and of the 50 U.S. counties with the highest child-poverty rates, 48 are rural. Drug usage abounds. In the mid-2000s, rural 8th graders were 59 percent more likely than peers in large cities to use methamphetamines and 104 percent more likely to use any amphetamine, according to the National…

  14. Rural migration and health care

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    Svendsen, Gunnar Lind Haase; Jensen, Marit Vatn

    This literature study focuses on possible links between access to health services and migration in rural areas. Why do people move to or from rural areas or why do they stay? What determines where people settle? And, in this context, do local health care services play an important or minor role......, or no role at all? First, the paper reports on key findings from rural migration studies, in order to shed light on two migration trends: urbanization and counter-urbanization. Then we take a closer look on settlement preferences in rural areas, including the impact of health care facilities. Finally, we end...

  15. Estudio del comportamiento de las colas de una planta de beneficio de mineral de fluorita frente a procesos floculación-coagulación

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    Dzioba, B. R.

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work is to carry out a selection study of the most adequate flocculationcoagulation reagents to reduce the solids content in the overflow from the settling lagoons of a fluorspar processing plant. This overflow has 1 % solids content, clarified from a feed of 25% solids in the settling lagoons, and is pilled into a river. The importance of this work is enhanced by the fact that the plant is located in a low water resources area, and that eventually the water from the river is used for agriculture or even human consumption. It is relevant to find a working methodology which allow to improve the efficiency of the clarifying process and minimize the environmental impact. Regarding the research methodology, a series of trials were made at natural pH and 25 °C to evaluate the action of those reagents which previously probed to be more efficient in this case: as flocculants were tried BOZEFLOC C 65, SEPARAN AP 273 P, SEPARAN MG 200, and as coagulant aluminium sulfate. The possible interaction of flocculation-coagulation processes was also studied, to obtain optimum result. As analysis critérium the total flocculation time was used, and as all essays were made in 100 ml probes, it corresponds with flocculation rate. As result of this study it can be concluded that the most efficient floculant was SEPARAN MG 200, at 4 g/T, with the observation that an excess of aluminium sulfate gets down the efficiency.

    El presente trabajo tiene por objeto realizar la selección de los reactivos floculantes y coagulantes más adecuados para disminuir el contenido de sólidos de un efluente proveniente de las balsas de sedimentación de una planta de beneficio de mineral fluorita, que vierte a un cauce público, con un contenido de sólidos del 1 %. La alimentación a las balsas de sedimentación corresponde a colas de la flotación de desbaste, con un 25% de contenido en sólidos. La importancia de este trabajo cobra relevancia cuando se

  16. Beneficios del Tai Chi Chuan en la osteoartritis, el equilibrio y la calidad de vida (Tai Chi Chuan benefits on osteoarthritis, balance and quality of life

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    Pedro Jesús Jiménez-Martín

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Este trabajo hace una revisión de los estudios científicos realizados a nivel internacional con el fin de actualizar el conocimiento sobre cuáles son los beneficios que aporta la práctica del Tai Chi Chuan (TCC sobre la osteoartritis de rodilla (OR, el equilibrio, el miedo a las caídas y la calidad de vida. Método: Se realizó una búsqueda bibliográfica sobre ocho bases de datos internacionales (Medline-Pubmed, Scirus, Pascal, ScienceDirect, SportDiscus, Science Citation Index, BIOSIS y PsycINFO hasta abril del año 2012. Resultados: El número total de estudios analizados fue de 74, de los cuales 13 corresponden a revisiones sistemáticas y 61 a estudios específicos (42 ensayos aleatorios controlados (EAC y 19 ensayos no controlados (ENC. En particular se analizaron 11 estudios con relación a la osteoartritis de rodilla (7 EAC y 4 ENC, 32 sobre el equilibrio-miedo a las caídas (26 EAC y 6 ENC, y 30 sobre calidad de vida (18 EAC y 12 ENC Conclusión: Los efectos de TCC sobre la OA son contradictorios, aunque se observa una tendencia positiva respecto al control de dolor y la mejora en la funcionalidad física. Respecto a los efectos sobre el equilibrio-miedo a la caída se ha registrado una mejora significativa en el equilibrio estático y dinámico, y en la confianza respecto al miedo a la caída. Con relación a la calidad de vida la práctica del TCC aporta mejoras en las dimensiones de bienestar emocional, percepción de sí mismo, bienestar corporal. Estos resultados obtenidos deben ser tomados con cierta precaución dado que gran número de los estudios examinados muestran carencias metodológicas en cuanto al diseño de investigación (muestras reducidas, carencias en los criterios de inclusión y de exclusión de los participantes, deficiencias en los análisis estadísticos, carencias en la estandarización de la medición de resultados, etc. y la información específica respecto a las condiciones del programa de

  17. Rural Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Trauma

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    ... Rural Health Topics & States Topics View more Rural Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Trauma Emergency medical services ( ... related deaths and nonfatal injuries treated in rural emergency departments? According to a Centers for Disease Control ...

  18. Human transportation needs in rural Oklahoma.

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    2012-09-01

    Mobility is extremely important, especially in rural areas, which have dispersed populations and locations. : This study was conducted among rural minority populations to evaluate human transportation needs of the : underserved rural population in Ok...

  19. Rurality research and rural education: Exploratory and explanatory ...

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    Open Access DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT ... This article presents analysed data from the first year of the Rural Teacher Education Project ... I argue for the application of a social theory in which the rural is linked to the possibilities of identity and ...

  20. Evaluating the rural health placements of the Rural Support Network ...

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    Evaluating the rural health placements of the Rural Support Network at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town. ... The importance of community empowerment and of connecting and building relationships with communities was also emphasised. Challenges pertained to conflict within groups, incidents of ...

  1. Determinants of rural farm loan repayment: implications for rural ...

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    Determinants of rural farm loan repayment: implications for rural credit markets development in Imo State, Nigeria. JC Nwaru, CE Onyenweaku, EC Nwagbo, AC Nwosu. Abstract. No Abstract. Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences Vol. 2 (1) 2004 pp. 57-67. Full Text: EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD ...

  2. Rural-Urban Migration, Remittances and Rural Poverty Alleviation in ...

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    The study examined the linkages between rural-urban migration, remittances and poverty alleviation in Kondoa District, Tanzania. It established that the successful migrants sent remittances to their places of origin in rural areas. These helped receiving households in reducing poverty. The study concluded that the ...

  3. ROLE OF RURAL TOURISM FOR DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL AREAS

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    Andrej Udovč

    2001-09-01

    Full Text Available The paper analyse the role of rural tourism for the development of rural areas, on the comparison of two regions with different types of rural tourism. One area is of highly diversifi ed rural tourism with wide range of tourist products (rafting, hiking, cycling, farm tourism, skiing …. The tourism offer in the second area is much more uniform (mainly farm tourism and some spa. The study analysed how the two different types of tourist product diversifi cations influence the development possibilities of studied rural areas. We analysed how different systems are able to maintain its functions in the context of identifi ed perturbations (socio-economic and geophysical. We analysed the infl uence of different factors on systems stability, its resilience, robustness and integrity. The gained results show that only the higher level of diversifi cation is not a guarantee for systems higher stability, resilience, robustness and integrity, but there also other

  4. Implications of rural tourism and agritourism in sustainable rural development

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    Flavia-Lorena Cut-Lupulescu

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Romania shows: a variety of historical cultural values ​​- folk art, ethnography, folklore, traditions, historical artifacts - a natural harmoniously combined with a varied and picturesque landscape background. All these are facets of Romanian rural tourism in particular. Occurred and developed by the various forms of relief since the time of the Thracian-Dacian, Romanian rural settlements kept and still keeps in good measure ancient customs and traditions, a rich and varied folklore, ethnography and folk original elements that can be travel exploited in a strategy for the organization and development of rural tourism. Rural tourism in our country always practical, but spontaneous, sporadic, random, and mostly unorganized form of manifestation is the beginning of the '20s and '30s, the casual visitor accommodation citizens of rural settlements.

  5. Chile rural electrification cooperation

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    Flowers, L. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)

    1997-12-01

    The author describes a joint program to use renewables for rural electrification projects in Chile. The initial focus was in a limited part of the country, involving wind mapping, pilot project planning, training, and development of methodologies for comparative evaluations of resources. To this point three wind hybrid systems have been installed in one region, as a part of the regional private utility, and three additional projects are being designed. Additional resource assessment and training is ongoing. The author points out the difficulties in working with utilities, the importance of signed documentation, and the need to look at these programs as long term because of the time involved in introducing such new technologies.

  6. Rural hospital wages

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    Hendricks, Ann M.

    1989-01-01

    Average fiscal year 1982 wages from 2,302 rural American hospitals were used to test for a gradient descending from hospitals in counties adjacent to metropolitan areas to those not adjacent. Considerable variation in the ratios of adjacent to nonadjacent averages existed. No statistically significant difference was found, however. Of greater importance in explaining relative wages within States were occupational mix, mix of part-time and full-time workers, case mix, presence of medical residencies, and location in a high-rent county within the State. Medicare already adjusts payments for only two of these variables. PMID:10313454

  7. Danish Rural Eye Study

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    Høeg, Tracy B; Moldow, Birgitte; Ellervik, Christina

    2015-01-01

    and older from a Danish rural municipality received a complete general health examination and an ophthalmological interview and examination. This study included a comprehensive ophthalmologic interview, measurement of best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) in each eye, Hirschberg's test for strabismus and two...... 45-degree retinal fundus photographs of each eye. A complete ophthalmologic examination was performed when indicated. RESULTS: The prevalence of monocular visual impairment (MVI) was 4.26% (95% CI, 3.66-4.95, n = 163). Amblyopia was the most common cause, accounting for 33%. The prevalence...

  8. La gestión de la calidad en Perú: un estudio de la norma ISO 9001, sus beneficios y los principales cambios en la versión 2015

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    Edmundo Lizarzaburu Bolaños

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Debido a la gran relevancia que tiene la gestión de calidad en la actual coyuntura internacional, el presente trabajo de investigación revisa y analiza la más destacada norma en esta materia: la ISO 9001. En el documento, se establecen los orígenes y la evolución del término calidad. Este se define mediante la descripción de la familia de normas. Se identifican también su estructura y los principios sobre los que se basa. A partir de lo anterior, como un resultado adicional del trabajo, se detallan los beneficios cualitativos y cuantitativos que la norma brinda a las empresas que se adscriben a la misma. Por último, se establecen las principales modificaciones que incorporara la nueva ISO 9001 versión 2015.

  9. Valoración económica de los beneficios recreacionales proporcionados por el Parque de las Aguas en el Área Metropolitana del Valle de Aburrá

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    Sergio Alonso Orrego Suaza

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available Estudios realizados por la Corporación Autónoma Regional del Centro de Antioquia (Corantioquia concluyen que los bosques y páramos localizados en el noroccidente del departamento de Antioquia constituyen un ecosistema estratégico, al actuar como oferentes de bienes y servicios ambientales. Además, el sistema natural garantiza la provisión de agua para el desarrollo de actividades recreativas en el Parque de las Aguas, localizado en el Área Metropolitana del Valle de Aburrá (Antioquia, Colombia. Con el método del costo de viaje y modelos econométricos que corrigen los sesgos de truncación y estratificación endógena se valoraron económicamente los beneficios asociados con la recreación en el Parque.

  10. La ley marco de aseguramiento universal en salud en el Perú: análisis de beneficios y sistematización del proceso desde su concepción hasta su promulgación

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    Luis Wilson

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available La Ley Marco de Aseguramiento Universal en Salud promulgada en abril de 2009, establece un marco normativo a fin de garantizar el derecho pleno y progresivo de todo peruano a la seguridad social en salud. En este artículo se revisa cómo eran los sistemas de salud, cobertura y planes de aseguramiento en el Perú antes de la promulgación de esta Ley. Se hace un recuento de las acciones que hicieron posible a través de consensos que se construya la Ley, se analizan las diferentes propuestas previas a esta y, finalmente, se evalúan los beneficios que traerá su implementación, tanto para los ciudadanos como para el sistema de salud.

  11. Choice and the cost and benefit analysis of one solar system of renewable energy for the Tepozan Park; Seleccion y analisis costo-beneficio de un sistema de energia renovable para el parque Tepozan

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    Lopez P, J. Manuel A; Sheinbaum P, Claudia [Instituto de Ingenieria de la UNAM, Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

    2000-07-01

    This article is about the choice process and the cost and benefit analysis of one solar photovoltaic system for the Tepozan Park, which is a space of ecoturism and ecological education, it is at the Tlalpan District in Mexico, D.F. According to this objective, we start with an introduction related to general conditions in the Park and we talk about the energy requirement. Next, the method for the better option choice is shown, this is based on decision analysis of Kepner and Tregoe. The choice option is evaluated according to the main financial tools of the Cost and Benefit Analysis private evaluation. This shows the decision analysis including issued about ecology. Finally, we add a point for the result synthesis, so we can have a complete approach in order to choice a renewable energy. As conclusion is shown the most important costs and benefits, thinking on future decisions about operation and maintenance of the system. [Spanish] En este articulo se presenta el proceso de seleccion y analisis Costo-Beneficio de un sistema de energia solar fotovoltaica para las instalaciones del Parque Tepozan, un espacio de ecoturismo y educacion ambiental, ubicado en la delegacion Tlalpan de Mexico, D.F. Para ello, se da una introduccion de las condiciones generales del parque y de los requerimientos de energia. Posteriormente se presenta un apartado del metodo para la seleccion de la alternativa mas adecuada, sustentado en un analisis de decisiones. La alternativa seleccionada, se somete a una evaluacion de los principales criterios de la evaluacion privada derivada del Analisis Costo Beneficio, con lo que se ilustra el proceso de toma de decision, incluyendo los factores de impacto ambiental. Finalmente, se incorpora un apartado de sintesis de resultados, para aportar un panorama completo en cuanto a la operacion y mantenimiento del sistema dentro del parque.

  12. Análisis de costo-efectividad y costo-beneficio Programa de Detección Temprana de Cáncer Gástrico en Costa Rica

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    Schram, Albert

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En la primera sección del estudio se calcula e costo-efectividad en términos de dólares gastados para salvar una vida en el programa de detección temprana de cáncer gástrico en el hospital Max Peralta en Cartago, Costa Rica, para el período 1996-2000. En la segunda parte del estudio, se aplica un método de medición directa a través encuestas para determinar el valor de una vida estadística salvada, lo que nos permite comparar costos y beneficios del programa. La disponibilidad de pagar de los pacientes de la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social se tomó como base para este análisis. Si tomaríamos la comparación del costo para salvar una vida con el valor de una vida estadística salvada como criterio para evaluar el programa, existiría una fuerte justificación para este programa en Costa Rica, siempre cuando la productividad y la efectividad del tamizaje sean suficientes. Para lograr este nivel de productividad y efectividad, en términos de personas de grupos de alto riesgo tamizadas por día, se requieren algunos mejoramientos en la organización del programa. En el caso que no se realice este tipo de mejoramientos, una justificación menos fuerte existe in términos de beneficios para la sociedad. Sin embargo, hay que subrayar que una similar comparación nunca puede ser la única base para la toma de decisiones.

  13. Valoración de desinfectantes mediante el método dilución-neutralización en cepas de Salmonella spp. aisladas en plantas de beneficio porcino

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    Jairo Humberto López Vargas

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La salmonelosis es una enfermedad muy importante, causante de problemas de salud pública ya que produce fiebres entéricas, gastroenteritis, bacteriemia, infecciones localizadas y estado de portador crónico, además se han informado como fuentes de contaminación los huevos, las carnes y la leche, tres de los alimentos más importantes consumidos por las personas. Por tal razón es importante determinar en la industria de los alimentos la susceptibilidad de Salmonella spp. a los desinfectantes, con el fin de contribuir a elaborar programas de prevención y control de este microorganismo, haciéndose necesaria la evaluación de su acción en cepas de Salmonella spp., en especial sobre aquellas transmitidas por los alimentos, además se debe medir la eficacia de los tipos de desinfectantes mediante el ensayo cuantitativo de suspensión para la evaluación de la actividad bactericida, en especial cuando a futuro se tenga como objetivo, evaluar el uso de desinfectantes en cepas de Salmonella spp. aisladas de plantas de beneficio porcino. Así que una vez se seleccionen las plantas de beneficio porcino objeto de la medición, en éstas se debe aislar una cantidad representativa de cepas de Salmonella spp., para someterlas a los diversos tipos de desinfectantes. El objetivo de la presente revisión es comparar la eficacia de tipos de desinfectantes que cuentan con un principio activo de amonio cuaternario y ácido peracético. Esperando que en futuros ensayos, por el método a nivel in vitro se puede comprobar la eficacia de los mismos.

  14. Valoración de desinfectantes mediante el método dilución-neutralización en cepas de Salmonella spp. aisladas en plantas de beneficio porcino

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    Andrea Paola Rodríguez Triviño

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available La salmonelosis es una enfermedad muy importante, causante de problemas de salud pública ya que produce fiebres entéricas, gastroenteritis, bacteriemia, infecciones localizadas y estado de portador crónico, además se han informado como fuentes de contaminación los huevos, las carnes y la leche, tres de los alimentos más importantes consumidos por las personas. Por tal razón es importante determinar en la industria de los alimentos la susceptibilidad de Salmonella spp. a los desinfectantes, con el fin de contribuir a elaborar programas de prevención y control de este microorganismo, haciéndose necesaria la evaluación de su acción en cepas de Salmonella spp., en especial sobre aquellas transmitidas por los alimentos, además se debe medir la eficacia de los tipos de desinfectantes mediante el ensayo cuantitativo de suspensión para la evaluación de la actividad bactericida, en especial cuando a futuro se tenga como objetivo, evaluar el uso de desinfectantes en cepas de Salmonella spp. aisladas de plantas de beneficio porcino. Así que una vez se seleccionen las plantas de beneficio porcino objeto de la medición, en éstas se debe aislar una cantidad representativa de cepas de Salmonella spp., para someterlas a los diversos tipos de desinfectantes. El objetivo de la presente revisión es comparar la eficacia de tipos de desinfectantes que cuentan con un principio activo de amonio cuaternario y ácido peracético. Esperando que en futuros ensayos, por el método a nivel in vitro se puede comprobar la eficacia de los mismos.

  15. Consecuencias de la biología sintética en los derechos de propiedad intelectual y acceso a los recursos genéticos y distribución de los beneficios

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    Carlos Augusto Conde

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available La biología sintética es una nueva tecnología, la cual representa un cambio en la explotación de recursos genéticos y corresponde a la transición de la producción natural de recursos genéticos a la producción sintética de estos en laboratorios. Como consecuencia de dicha transición, la biología sintética potencialmente podría erradicar el interés en los recursos genéticos ubicados en países en desarrollo, lo que podría llevar a las compañías farmacéuticas y biotecnológicas a no reconocer ninguna participación en los beneficios, como establece el Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica (CDB. El carácter disruptivo que la biología sintética podría tener es aún mayor si los derechos de propiedad intelectual (DPI, y en especial las patentes, conlleven barreras para acceder a invenciones creadas a partir de la biología sintética. Este artículo explora el impacto que la biología sintética podría llegar a tener en la regulación sobre el acceso a los recursos genéticos y la distribución de beneficios bajo el CDB y los DPI.

  16. Reflexión sobre las normas de finanzas públicas: enfoque sobre concesión de beneficios por medio de renuncia de ingresos públicos

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    Romualdo Douglas Colauto

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available La sociedad brasileña convive con modificaciones en el modo de gestión del patrimonio público. Parte de esas modificaciones puede ser atribuida a la edición de la Ley de Responsabilidad Fiscal (LRF, una vez que creó reglas rígidas para la renuncia de ingresos públicos. Analizar las normas de finanzas públicas que imponen límites y condiciones para alcanzar responsabilidad en la gestión fiscal, en especial, en lo que se refiere a la concesión de beneficios por medio del instituto de la renuncia de ingresos, tiene gran relevancia como una contribución social. El objetivo de este estudio consiste en proveer una reflexión sobre doctrina y jurisprudencia del Tribunal de Cuentas de la Unión y del Estado de Minas Gerais, que establecen condiciones restrictivas para la renuncia de ingresos públicos. La pesquisa se caracteriza como exploratoria y utiliza como fuentes documentales legislación, doctrina y jurisprudencia del Tribunal de Cuentas de la Unión y del Tribunal de Cuentas del Estado de Minas Gerais, a fin de subsidiar apuntamientos inferenciales sobre la temática. Los resultados del estudio indican algunos avances en relación a la renuncia de ingresos en el Brasil: 1 la LRF representa el primer avance al imponer restricciones a la concesión de ese beneficio; 2 la Secretaría del Tesoro Nacional creó la metodología de deducción de ingresos, promoviendo, con eso, una mayor evidenciación de esos valores; 3 los Tribunales de Cuentas fiscalizan la obediencia de los límites establecidos para renuncia de ingresos.

  17. Rural Bypass for Elective Surgeries.

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    Weigel, Paula A M; Ullrich, Fred; Finegan, Chance N; Ward, Marcia M

    2017-04-01

    Rural bypass of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for elective inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures has not been studied. Residents choosing to have their elective surgeries elsewhere, when the local CAH provides those surgical services, erode their rural hospital's financial base. The purpose of this research is to describe the elective surgical bypass rate, the procedures most commonly bypassed by rural residents, the distribution of volume among CAHs that offer elective surgical services, and factors predictive of bypass. A sample of elective surgery discharges was created from the 2011 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project State Inpatient Databases and State Ambulatory Surgery Databases for Colorado, North Carolina, Vermont, and Wisconsin. Frequencies of procedures bypassed and CAH volume distribution were performed. Logistic regression was used to model factors associated with rural bypass for elective surgical care. The rural bypass rate for elective surgical procedures is 48.4%. Procedures bypassed most are operations on the musculoskeletal system, eye, and digestive system. Annual volume distribution for elective surgical procedures among CAHs varied widely. Patients who are younger, medically complex, at higher surgical risk, and have private insurance are at higher odds of bypass. Patients are also more likely to bypass low-volume hospitals. Rural hospitals should consider developing surgical services that are performed electively and on an outpatient basis that are attractive to a broader rural population. CAHs that already offer elective surgical procedures and yet who are still bypassed must examine the mutable factors that drive bypass behavior. © 2015 National Rural Health Association.

  18. The Struggle of Rural Mexico.

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    Esteva, Gustavo; And Others

    Diverse aspects of rural problems and the social organization of Mexican labor are explored in this summary of Mexican rural history. Achnowledging Mexico's rich, unexhausted, and unexplored natural resources, Mexico is described as a poverty-stricken, hungry nation, with high degrees of malnutrition, deprivation, and illiteracy heavily…

  19. Development of Sustainable Rural Tourism

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    Sandra Kantar

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a sociological view of possibilities for the development of sustainable rural tourism in Koprivnica-Krizevci county, which is located in the north-western part of Croatia. The possibilities for developing rural tourism within the concept of sustainable development have been researched through qualitative empirical research interview method. Research subjects were the owners of tourist farms, decision makers, experts and other stakeholders in the tourism development. Rural tourism represents an alternative to maritime tourism and is relatively undeveloped but important in terms of development of rural areas and family farms. This paper enables an insight into an integrated sustainability of rural tourism which consists of four dimensions: biologicalecological, economic, socio-cultural and political sustainability. In conclusion, integral sustainability in rural tourism is not achieved in all dimensions. Therefore, rural tourism could be a strategy for sustainable development for rural areas and also could be a tool for product differentiation for area that are at stagnation stage.

  20. Home Schooling in Rural Nebraska.

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    Morgan, Robert L.; Cruzeiro, Patricia; Holz, Jan

    1999-01-01

    A 1996-97 survey of 40 home schooling families in rural Nebraska examined family characteristics, parents' social and political attitudes, the rationale for home schooling, curriculum and supplementary materials, children's opportunities for social experiences, rural characteristics, parents' educational attitudes, and support from extended…

  1. Rural areas in the Netherlands

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    Haartsen, T.; Huigen, P.P.P.; Groote, P.

    2003-01-01

    According to the OECD standard, there are no rural areas in the Netherlands. Nonetheless, debate continues about the future of the Dutch countryside. In order to explore how Dutch inhabitants think about rural areas a survey was conducted by the authors, focusing on two topics: the kind of

  2. Noise Exposures of Rural Adolescents

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    Humann, Michael; Sanderson, Wayne; Flamme, Greg; Kelly, Kevin M.; Moore, Genna; Stromquist, Ann; Merchant, James A.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: This project was conducted to characterize the noise exposure of adolescents living in rural and agricultural environments. Methods: From May to October, 25 adolescents ages 13 through 17, living either on a farm or a rural nonfarm, were enrolled in the study. Subjects received training on the correct operation and use of personal noise…

  3. Rural Literacies: Toward Social Cartography

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    Corbett, Michael; Donehower, Kim

    2017-01-01

    In this article we analyze the emergence of the field of rural literacies. We attempt to map this field in a way that illustrates the foundational ideas of literacy and rurality as relational concepts, which are devoid of meaning as what we call "singularities." Our insistence on the importance of context and place reveals multiple rural…

  4. Suicide and the Rural Adolescent.

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    Forrest, Sandy

    1988-01-01

    Notes that rural family is vulnerable to overwhelming crises and that adolescent suicide may result from or add to stress. Identifies and examines specific stressors with which rural adolescent must deal, coping mechanisms used, and how failure of coping strategies can lead to suicidal behavior. Examines therapeutic modalities available and…

  5. Finding Fairness for Rural Students

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    Strange, Marty

    2011-01-01

    High-poverty schools in rural areas and small towns are under attack from state policy makers who want to consolidate these schools in order to save money. In addition to calls for consolidation, rural schools also are threatened by unfair and inadequate funding formulas.

  6. Renewable Energy for Rural Schools.

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    Jimenez, Antonio C.; Lawand, Tom

    Although education in rural communities is an important priority, in many cases, electricity is not available to support rural educational activities. Renewable energy systems present a reasonable solution to support activities such as lighting, computers, telecommunications, and distance learning. There are certain factors and criteria that need…

  7. Quantification of rural livelihood dynamics

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    Walelign, Solomon Zena

    Improved understanding of rural livelihoods is required to reduce rural poverty faster. To that end, this PhD study quantified rural livelihood dynamics emphasizing (i) the role of environmental resources use in helping rural households to escape poverty, (ii) development of a new approach...... role in lifting poor out poverty which could be due to restricted access to more remunerative environmental resources, (ii) the developed approach for livelihood clustering (combining household income and asset variables using regression models) outperform both existing income and asset approaches (iii......-movers’ were more important than ‘movers’ to rural livelihood studies and the cost of tracking ‘non-movers’ were negligible relative to the cost of tracking ‘movers’. Hence, from the viewpoint of poverty reduction, the study recommends (i) access restrictions should be loosened in order to enhance the role...

  8. Women in rural development.

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    Palmer, I

    1980-01-01

    The integration of women in rural development means something more than mere labor involvement, but there has never been a clear definition of what it means. 4 principal concerns of policy-makers are briefly described as they affect women: unemployment and inadequate employment; 2) the satisfaction of basic needs and women's participation in decision-making; 3) population issues; and 4) rural-to-urban migration. The actual inter-household and inter-personal distribution of more work and higher productivity work could result in some hard-working people working even longer hours because of additional tasks with others losing their intermittent employment opportunities due to mechanization. These contradictions can be particularly acute for women. The non-material basic need of decision-making powers is more important in the case of women than of men, yet the personal status of women is being threatened by the institution-building that accompanies peasant-based agricultural intensification plans and anti-poverty programs. The education of females has been seen as a possible factor favoring family planning. In addition, education for women can mean access to public information and new expectations from life for themselves. At this time more women than men seem to be migrating to towns and cities in a number of countries with varied economic structures. 3 cases studies of agricultural development in Kenya, Bangladesh and Java, Indonesia are presented.

  9. Rural African women and development.

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    Kabadaki, K

    1994-01-01

    70-90% of Africans still live in rural areas, and 25-30% of rural households are headed by women. Standards of living in rural areas are lower than in urban areas. Rural African women's involvement in development is in its initial stages, and social development for women is likely to be slow. Increasing women's opportunities for education is a means of promoting social justice and fairness. Schools should offer courses of practical value for those not planning on higher education and special programs and career counseling for gifted girls. Women's organizations, African leaders, and other influential parties should aggressively create awareness about the oppressive aspects of traditional attitudes, beliefs, and views about women. Laws on ownership of property, inheritance, access to credit, and employment must be equitable and enforced. Consciousness-raising among rural women is an effective means of encouraging rural women to seek and assume new roles and for questioning unreasonable expectations and norms. Women's professional associations serve important functions and fulfill the need for role models. The quality of rural women's life is effectively improved through formulation of policies relevant to women's needs and problems and improve rural conditions. Women should have fair representation at local and national levels of government. Women's role in agriculture is likely to be enhanced through improved transportation systems, electricity supply, and introduction of intermediate technology. This assessment of rural African women's contributions to economic growth emphasizes women's involvement in farming and the informal sector and their lack of equal remuneration or low wages. Illiteracy places women in a disadvantaged position when competing for employment in the formal sector. Lack of access to credit and limits on credit are other obstacles in the informal sector. The reduced participation of rural women in the formal and informal sector is due to lack of

  10. AGRICULTURA Y DESARROLLO RURAL; REFERENCIA ESPECIAL AL ASOCIACIONISNO AGRARIO/AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT; SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE AGRARIAN AFFILIATION

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    Benjamín GARCÍA SANZ

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available La agricultura es una actividad trasversal que afecta al mundo rural pero también a pueblos que no son rurales. Es una actividad que está presente en pueblos muy grandes del Sur denominados agro ciudades. A pesar de todo hay una vinculación muy directa entre agricultura y ruralidad, no tanto porque la agricultura es ya la base del trabajo del mundo rural, sino porque siendo su matriz. Para analizar el trabajo agrario en el mundo rural hay varias fuentes, una es la Encuesta de la Población Activa (EPA que da cuenta de las personas que trabajan en este sector y otra es el Censo Agrario o la Encuesta de Estructuras Agrarias que recoge todas las personas que tienen alguna vinculación laboral con la actividad agraria. El contraste entre estas dos fuentes revela la existencia de nuevas figuras que aparecen en los Censos y no en la EPA como los titulares de explotaciones agrarias que tienen otra actividad, los titulares que cubren menos de media jornada en la explotación, los cónyuges de los titulares o los familiares. Esto nos lleva a afirmar la importancia que tiene la actividad en el mundo rural por la vinculación a los trabajos de la agricultura no sólo de los agricultores sino también de aquellos que están jubilados, tienen otra ocupación principal o son simplemente colaboradores temporales del trabajo agrario. Planteando el futuro de la agricultura se ha introducido un comentario sobre la importancia del asociacionismo, no tanto el de producción, sino el de comercialización. Si bien los niveles alcanzados en cuanto a miembros y sectores implicados es alto, todavía queda un gran trecho que recorrer, sobre todo en lo que respecta a cooperativas de segundo grado y control de los mercados. Este es un reto al que hay que sumar una nueva apuesta que consiste en penetrar en los circuitos de la transformación por participar del reparto de beneficios, que sin duda se generan en esta fase, y también, por cumplir la normativa sobre calidad

  11. APRECIERI ASUPRA FENOMENULUI TURISTIC RURAL

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    Puiu NISTOREANU

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available The rural areas are rich in their ecological and cultural diversity. The dimension and complexity of the rural communities make difficult a generalization regarding their problems or values, even if some common characteristics exist. For a long time in their existence, the rural communities have relied on the abundance of natural resources. But, in the 20th century, the great technological, political and economical changes have brought a profound transformation in agriculture, and other renewable industrial resources, fact which led the rural communities to a dependency towards these. Although these changes occurred, many reasons for optimism still exist. Involvement of new households in offering touristic services constitutes a new dimension of the development of the rural areas, and on a secondary plane the touristic activity in the rural environment registers new ways of manifestation. Even more, we are able to appreciate the dimensions and evolution of one of the most spectacular social – economic phenomena; the rural tourism.

  12. Defining and Describing Rural: Implications for Rural Special Education Research and Policy

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    Hawley, Leslie R.; Koziol, Natalie A.; Bovaird, James A.; McCormick, Carina M.; Welch, Greg W.; Arthur, Ann M.; Bash, Kirstie

    2016-01-01

    A critical aspect of rural research is carefully defining and describing the rural context. This is particularly important in rural special education research because different definitions of rural may influence resource allocation, grant funding eligibility, and/or research findings. In order to highlight the importance of operationalizing rural,…

  13. Rural Areas Feel Effects of Macroeconomic Policy.

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    Malley, James R.; Hady, Thomas F.

    1987-01-01

    Diversification of rural economies and changes in financial markets and world trade have broken down many barriers that insulated rural areas in the past. United States rural areas--the rural South and Northeast in particular--now appear to be affected slightly more than urban areas by national monetary and fiscal policies. (JHZ)

  14. 77 FR 4885 - Rural Business Investment Program

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    2012-02-01

    ...-Cooperative Service Rural Utilities Service 7 CFR Part 4290 RIN 0570-AA80 Rural Business Investment Program... the Rural Business Investment Program (RBIP) regulation, including one to conform to the 2008 Farm Bill provision that allows a Rural Business Investment Company two years to raise its capital. DATES...

  15. 76 FR 80217 - Rural Business Investment Program

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    2011-12-23

    ...-Cooperative Service Rural Utilities Service 7 CFR Part 4290 RIN 0570-AA80 Rural Business Investment Program...-Cooperative Service is amending its regulations for the Rural Business Investment Program (RBIP) to conform it to the 2008 Farm Bill, to add provisions for Rural Business Investment Companies (RBIC) that wish to...

  16. Rural Governments in the Municipal Bond Market.

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    Palumbo, George; Sacks, Seymour

    The differential interest costs to rural governments associated with borrowing in the tax-exempt bond market is a function of the advantageous position of several large partially rural counties and the dominance of school district borrowing in rural communities, rather than a disadvantage of predominantly rural governments. This conclusion is the…

  17. Rural Elementary School Teachers' Technology Integration

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    Howley, Aimee; Wood, Lawrence; Hough, Brian

    2011-01-01

    Based on survey responses from more than 500 third-grade teachers, this study addressed three research questions relating to technology integration and its impact in rural elementary schools. The first analyses compared rural with non-rural teachers, revealing that the rural teachers had more positive attitudes toward technology integration. Then…

  18. The Impact of Agribusiness on Rural Education.

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    Theobald, Paul

    The dramatic growth of multinational agribusiness corporations has led to all types of rural decline--social, demographic, institutional, and environmental. Historically, rural inhabitants and rural land have been abused and neglected in the name of progress. Rural development efforts often attract small assembly or light manufacturing plants that…

  19. Health Careers Education for Rural Primary Schoolchildren

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    Gorton, Susan M.

    2011-01-01

    International and national studies have reported that health professionals who grew up in a rural area are more likely to return to work in a rural area than their urban raised counterparts. The chronic severe shortage of health professionals in rural and remote Australia has meant inequitable health care for rural and remote communities and a…

  20. Delinquent Behavior of Dutch Rural Adolescents

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    Weenink, D.

    2011-01-01

    This article compares Dutch rural and non-rural adolescents’ delinquent behavior and examines two social correlates of rural delinquency: communal social control and traditional rural culture. The analyses are based on cross-sectional data, containing 3,797 participants aged 13–18 (48.7% females).

  1. Los colegios familiares rurales

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    Jesús Muñoz Peinado

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo sobre los Colegios Familiares Rurales, que se extendieron por gran parte de España durante tres décadas, analizamos el contexto económico, político social y cultural en el que nacieron y se desarrollaron. Presentamos a continuación los orígenes y antecedentes socioeducativos de los mismos. Para pasar a presentar después las señas de identidad que los caracterizaron. Por último, se destacan algunas de las dificultades a las que tuvieron que hacer frente, así como su declive y huellas que, a nuestro entender, dejaron.

  2. Mixed embeddedness and rural entrepreneurship

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    Ferguson, Richard; Gaddefors, Johan; Korsgaard, Steffen

    Entrepreneurship is a key driver of development in rural areas. Some studies have shown that in-migrants and returnees are overrepresented among rural entrepreneurs, and that their entrepreneurship might be more important for local development than the efforts of local entrepreneurs, at least...... in terms of economic value creation. Other studies have shown that local embeddedness is a significant source of opportunities for rural entrepreneurs, yet at the same time, over-embeddedness can inhibit entrepreneurial activities. These contrasting studies suggest that some form of mixed embeddedness...

  3. Willingness to pay for rural telephone services: Implications for rural ...

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    WTP) for rural telephone services and the implications on poverty reduction in Southeast Nigeria. The key research problem was the inability of the telephone providers or regulatory agencies to estimate the amount the people were willing to pay ...

  4. Rural tourism retail : Tourism retail in the rural Westfjords (Iceland)

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    Olafsdottir, Viktoria Ran

    2017-01-01

    Master's thesis in International hotel and tourism management Rural tourism and service quality of Icelandic retailers is of focal attention in this research. The catapulting rise of the Icelandic tourism industry, is forcing rural retailers to rapidly adapt new managerial strategies. A better understanding of perceived service quality is required, and especially the differences of the two target markets, local and tourist customer. Plus, whether there is a relationship between perceived s...

  5. Rural Communatcation: legitimizing digital inclusion in rural field

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    Juliana Correa Bernardes

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Through contemporary analysis, it was noted that the countryside of São Paulo experienced drastic transformation and demanded rural family farmers to adapt themselves to technological innovations, where the most striking is the use of the internet in search of information to the sustainable development of rural property.  The research adopted a methodological way of exploratory, through the case study, which analyzed the general objective the dissemination and usability of information and communication technologies in rural areas in the interior of forms-based applied to farmers in the family farms belonging to theAssociation of banana growers of Tupã. In seeking to achieve this goal, reflected on the use of internet in rural areas and measured-factors that enhance digital communication barriers in rural addressing the digital divide becomes a limiting factor to access. In this sense, the rural communication emerges as relational link mediating solutions and incorporating the diffusion of innovations in the pursuit of digital literacy of farmers contributing to the democratization of society in the information age.

  6. Regional development through rural-urban linkages

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    Mushi, Nimrod Shitrael

    2004-01-01

    Many households have spanning livelihoods that draw on rural and urban resource opportunities. Urban and rural areas are closely linked, each contributing to the other, they therefore need to be considered jointly in development planning. The absence of rural development policies that recognise and seek to take advantage of positive aspects of rural-urban linkages in the impact regions of many cities in Developing Countries is a constraint to both rural and urban development. This policy vacu...

  7. La diversificación en el medio rural como factor de desarrollo

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    Mercedes Millán Escriche

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available La diversificación de las rentas agrarias está considerada como una de las vías fundamentales para conseguir el desarrollo de numerosos espacios rurales europeos y, de modo muy particular, de aquellos que por su especial situación de declive precisan un motor de reactivación más allá de las actividades tradicionales del medio. Entre la gama de posibilidades, dado el fracaso de las inversiones exógenas, el turismo es uno de los instrumentos a los que se otorga mayor eficacia porque puede aglutinar las sinergias locales. Así se constata al revisar distintos documentos procedentes de instancias europeas, en los que aparece una apuesta clara por esta actividad, gracias a la transversalidad de sus beneficios hacia otros sectores de la economía, hacia las infraestructuras y, lo que es realmente importante para la población de estos espacios, hacia el empleo. El auténtico reto, para quienes tienen en sus manos la elaboración y posterior comercialización de los diferentes productos que se engloban bajo el «paraguas» Turismo Rural, consiste en otorgarles una imagen cuya seña de identidad sea la Calidad. Calidad que debe encontrarse en las infraestructuras de acogida, en quienes prestan el servicio y, cómo no, en el propio espacio de implantación, porque de no ser así la sostenibilidad del producto y, lo que puede ser más grave, del medio, acabarían destruyéndose.

  8. Financial Performance of Rural Medicare ACOs.

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    Nattinger, Matthew C; Mueller, Keith; Ullrich, Fred; Zhu, Xi

    2018-12-01

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has facilitated the development of Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs), mostly through the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). To inform the operation of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation's (CMMI) ACO programs, we assess the financial performance of rural ACOs based on different levels of rural presence. We used the 2014 performance data for Medicare ACOs to examine the financial performance of rural ACOs with different levels of rural presence: exclusively rural, mostly rural, and mixed rural/metropolitan. Of the ACOs reporting performance data, we identified 97 ACOs with a measurable rural presence. We found that successful rural ACO financial performance is associated with the ACO's organizational type (eg, physician-based) and that 8 of the 11 rural ACOs participating in the Advanced Payment Program (APP) garnered savings for Medicare. Unlike previous work, we did not find an association between ACO size or experience and rural ACO financial performance. Our findings suggest that rural ACO financial success is likely associated with factors unique to rural environments. Given the emphasis CMS has placed on rural ACO development, further research to identify these factors is warranted. © 2016 National Rural Health Association.

  9. Rural Veterans by State (2014)

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    Department of Veterans Affairs — This speadsheet contains data from the 2014 American Community Survey and shows the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of Veterans who live in rural and...

  10. Rural Veterans by State (2015)

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    Department of Veterans Affairs — This spreadsheet contains data from the 2015 American Community Survey and shows the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of Veterans who live in rural and...

  11. Welfare service in rural areas

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    Nørgaard, Helle

    Many rural municipalities are challenged due to overall population decline and demographic changes and thus need to make adjustment to municipal services. Demographic profiles are central for assessing both needs, place bound resources and development potential of individual localities.......Assessment of development potential for individual localities using a place-based approach is in line with EU policies for rural development thereby setting a competitive framework for local development. This paper addresses place bound approaches in relation to service adjustment and discusses how local resources...... and place bound potentials are identified and how they are addressed in plans for future development. The paper draws on a study on service adjustments in rural municipalities in Denmark examining how service adjustments e.g. closing of local schools are decided, how they are managed by rural communities...

  12. Forests, timber and rural livelihoods

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    Hansen, Christian Pilegaard; Pouliot, Mariève; Marfo, Emmanuel

    2015-01-01

    Based on detailed income data of 478 rural households, the nexus between forest, trees and rural livelihoods in Ghana is investigated and applied to assess implications of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) between the EU and Ghana on illegal logging. It is found that, after crops...... to its illegal nature. Yet, when the likely incomes from illegal timber harvesting as estimated by other studies are compared with this study’s comprehensive livelihood data, it is obvious that an imagined full implementation of the VPA would have limited impact on the majority of rural households...... and benefits to trees on farm and fallow land to those occupying and cultivating the land. Such efforts would provide incentive for timber production and thus enhance rural livelihoods, while combatting illegal logging, deforestation and forest degradation....

  13. Interface between urban and rural

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    Brandt, Jesper

    2007-01-01

      Counterurbanisation combined with recent trends in agricultural technology has resulted in a ‘multifunctional countryside regime', raising new questions on the relation between nature and land use in rural areas and between very different values and interests developing in these areas. Indicators...... for new trends in rural landscapes have been related to a model for urban pressure on rural areas in Denmark however without any convincing results. A model for the historical development of a typical Danish village has been made, to see if the socially differentiated process of counterurbanisation can...... be related to the differentiation in the development of different types of village developments. Such a model can elucidate the potentials of a multifunctional landscape as a basis for a varied and and attractive fulfilment of human needs in an urban-rural continuum....

  14. A model for rural oncology.

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    Heifetz, Laurence J; Christensen, Scott D; Devere-White, Ralph W; Meyers, Fredrick J

    2011-05-01

    Small rural hospitals in the United States have had challenging issues developing sustainable oncology programs. This is a report on the development of a successful rural oncology program. In 2006, the Tahoe Forest Health System in Truckee, CA, a remote mountain resort town, started a cancer program that was focused on addressing patient and family fears that are common to all cancer patients but more frightening in the rural setting. Four years later, it is a thriving program with significant community support, a creative academic affiliation, and a central focus of the future of the hospital. The Tahoe Forest Cancer Center developed a sustainable model for high quality cancer care that overcomes geographic, cultural and financial barriers. This structure may serve as a model for national rural health care.

  15. Rural Quality Education and the Balance between Urban and Rural Compulsory Education

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    Li, Jiangfeng

    2013-01-01

    On the basis of analyzing the gap between urban and rural quality education and the existing limiting factors to that in rural areas, a suggestion was proposed to promote the balanced development of rural quality education.

  16. The changing rural environment and the relationship between health services and rural development.

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    Cordes, S M

    1989-01-01

    Author summarizes today's changing rural America and the challenges that health services researchers and policymakers face in relating the rural environment to the problems and possibilities of rural health services delivery.

  17. Methodology for Evaluating the Rural Tourism Potentials: A Tool to Ensure Sustainable Development of Rural Settlements

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    Alexander Trukhachev

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The paper analyses potentials, challenges and problems of the rural tourism from the point of view of its impact on sustainable rural development. It explores alternative sources of income for rural people by means of tourism and investigates effects of the rural tourism on agricultural production in local rural communities. The aim is to identify the existing and potential tourist attractions within the rural areas in Southern Russia and to provide solutions to be introduced in particular rural settlements in order to make them attractive for tourists. The paper includes the elaboration and testing of a methodology for evaluating the rural tourism potentials using the case of rural settlements of Stavropol Krai, Russia. The paper concludes with a ranking of the selected rural settlements according to their rural tourist capacity and substantiation of the tourism models to be implemented to ensure a sustainable development of the considered rural areas.

  18. TOURIST MOTIVATION FOR RURAL DESTINATIONS

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    Angela BOTEZATU

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available City daily overexertion impels tourists wish to travel. Rural tourism behavior is determined by a set of motivational factors that makes him appreciate favorable tourist destinations. In order to analyze and assess the opinions and attitudes of tourists in rural areas we realized a market survey, the results being presented in the article below. Future trends, the growth rate of market depend largely on the wishes and intentions of goods or services consumers. This study involves the engagement of a number of 658 respondents, which were interviewed to determine the basic motivations in choosing countryside. The working methods used were analysis, synthesis and questionnaire survey as a research method. Results refer to the following: about 59 percent, spend up to 10% of annual income for vacations and travel, for rural tourism this amount is much lower; the association of the term „rural tourism” in the local tourist mind, oscillates among „a villa” in rural areas or „active vacation” (biking, hiking, riding, swimming or hunting; customer loyalty is one of the goals of marketing activities undertaken in hostels or other travel service providers. In conclusion, we mention that the variety of motivational factors in choosing tourist destinations in rural areas drive this type of tourism.

  19. Carreras eclesiásticas y redes clientelares en la Castilla bajomedieval: la provisión de beneficios menores en el cabildo de la catedral de Burgos (1456-1470

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    Agúndez San Miguel, Leticia

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The nature and evolution of the lower social groups that constituted cathedral chapters is still an unknown aspect of the middle ages in Spain. This evidence has not prevented historiographical notice of the important role of the offices and benefices enjoyed by this large sector of the clergy in their ecclesiastical careers and in the composition of the fortunes of high status clerics. This article sheds light on the status of a large group of prebendaries in the cathedral chapter during the first stage of the episcopate of Luis de Acuña (1456-1495. It analyses the provision and exchange of minor ecclesiastical benefices, which constituted the first step in the chain of promotion of the cursus honorum of Burgos’s ecclesiastical men. Also studied is the role played by the bishop Luis de Acuña as a promoter of a social network among the clergy of the cathedral of Burgos.La naturaleza y evolución de los grupos sociales inferiores que constituyeron los cabildos de las catedrales continúa siendo un aspecto poco conocido de la España medieval. Esta evidencia no ha impedido a la historiografía advertir el papel determinante que los oficios y beneficios disfrutados por este amplio sector del clero jugaron en las carreras eclesiásticas y en la configuración de las fortunas de los miembros capitulares de mayor rango. El presente artículo pretende arrojar luz sobre el estatus del numeroso grupo de los prebendados menores que componían la estructura del cabildo burgalés durante la primera mitad del episcopado de Luis de Acuña (1456-1495. Para ello se analiza el sistema de provisión y permutas de beneficios eclesiásticos menores; primer eslabón de importancia en la cadena de promociones que constituía el cursus honorum de los capitulares burgaleses. Además, se examina el protagonismo del Obispo Acuña como impulsor de una red clientelar entre el clero catedralicio.

  20. Evaluación de la susceptibilidad antimicrobiana de cepas de Salmonella spp. aisladas del beneficio porcino en Colombia / Evaluation of antimicrobial susceptibility of Salmonella spp. strains isolated from pork carcasses on Colombia

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: el estudio buscó establecer patrones de resistencia antimicrobiana de 155 cepas de Salmonella spp., aisladas de la superficie de canales de cerdo, procedentes de plantas de beneficio en Colombia. Metodología: mediante el método de difusión en disco (Bauer et. Kirby, 1966 se evaluaron nueve antimicrobianos: Amoxicilina y ácido clavulánico (30 ug, Ampicilina (10 ug, Ceftiofur (30 ug, Ciprofloxacina (5 ug, Cloranfenicol (30 ug, Florfenicol (30 ug, Gentamicina (10 ug, Sulfadiazina y Trimetoprim (25 ug y Tetraciclina (30 ug. Resultados: los resultados confirmaron la presencia de cepas multiresistentes de Salmonella spp. de origen porcino, mostrando 30 patrones diferentes de multiresistencia; el más común fue Ampicilina, Amoxicilina, Cloranfenicol, Florfenicol y Tetraciclina en el 16,77% (n=26 de las cepas. Tetraciclina y Florfenicol fueron los antimicrobianos menos efectivos en el 94,84% (n=147 y 47,74% (n=74 de cepas resistentes, respectivamente. Discusión: se deben consolidar los sistemas de monitoreo, y de vigilancia y control de las resistencias antimicrobianas para prevenir, con un enfoque de cadena productiva, la diseminación de cepas multiresistentes en alimentos de origen animal, como parte integral del sistema de gestión de inocuidad de los alimentos en Colombia. - Objetivo: el estudio buscó establecer patrones de resistencia antimicrobiana de 155 cepas de Salmonella spp., aisladas de la superficie de canales de cerdo, procedentes de plantas de beneficio en Colombia. Metodología: mediante el método de difusión en disco (Bauer et. Kirby, 1966 se evaluaron nueve antimicrobianos: Amoxicilina y ácido clavulánico (30 ug, Ampicilina (10 ug, Ceftiofur (30 ug, Ciprofloxacina (5 ug, Cloranfenicol (30 ug, Florfenicol (30 ug, Gentamicina (10 ug, Sulfadiazina y Trimetoprim (25 ug y Tetraciclina (30 ug. Resultados: los resultados confirmaron la presencia de cepas multiresistentes de Salmonella spp. de origen porcino, mostrando

  1. MANAGEMENT IN RURAL AREAS

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    Danimir Štros

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    Full Text Available Croatia has been seeking to achive pre-war results in tourism since its independence. Rural tourism in Croatia based on family farma faces a number of problems legal foundations, the involement of local communities, inadequate entepreneur support etc. The political will for development exists, but there is lack of willingness and the ability to get things started, which results in the closure of family farma who cannot cope with the parallel job of agriculture and tourism. Arriving guests certainly want a new type of tourism: peace, clean environment, cultural intangible and tangible treasures, all without the noise and stress; and Croatia can definitely offer it, either in coastal or inland areas with traditional food and drinks. The destinations connection is not satisfactora. there is also an evident lack of legislation and regional spatial development plans for sustainable tourism which is a prerequisite for successful tourism. With these plans presumptins accepted, Croatian tourism would become distinctive and inland and coastal branches of tourism could complement each other so that the customer can spend his vacation both in the continental ant the maritime part of the country, getting to know our culture and enjoy the traditional cousine.

  2. Rape in Rural Bangladesh

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    Nowsher Ali

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: Rape is one of the silent brutal sexual offences in Bangladesh. Despite strong laws against it, the evil of rape continues to rise. Increasing trend of the silent cruel sexual offence (rape represents a major psychopath sexual disorder and public health problem and progress of the country. Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the pattern of alleged rape victims in a rural district of Bangladesh with the ultimate aim to create public awareness about the brutal crime. Materials and method: This retrospective study was carried out on 330 sexually assailed alleged rape victims’ report forms, who reported at Faridpur Medical College, Bangladesh from 2007 to 2011 for medical examination. Results: Among the study subjects maximum number (70.0% of alleged rape cases were under the age of 20 years. More than two-thirds (64.60% of the assailants were known to the victims, most of the incidents (64.20% occurred in the victims’ houses and nearby places. The study also revealed that minimum number of victims (14.20% reported within 24 hours for medical examination. Almost one fourth of the alleged rape cases were gang rape and no positive finding in favour of sexual intercourse was found in about three fourth (72.40% of cases. Conclusion: Public awareness about rape would be effective to report in due time with preserving the evidence of crime and modern techniques like DNA diagnosis may be of help to detect the assailant.

  3. Crecimiento en escolares rurales

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    Bolzán, Andrés Guillermo

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    Full Text Available Con el objeto de identificar las curvas de peso y talla y evaluar el efecto del nivel educativo y ocupacional en escolares del distrito rural de General Lavalle (Provincia de Buenos Aires,se llevó a cabo en 1992 un estudio transversal en 366 escolares (80% de la matrícula. Se midieron el peso y la talla, codificando la ocupación y educación institucional de los padres en dos clases: baja y alta. Los datos antropométricos se convirtieron a score z, agrupando -debido al N- las edades. Los resultados mostraron dimorfismo sexual en las curvas de crecimiento, con antelación del empuje puberal femenino hacia los 11 años de edad. Se observó efecto del nivel ocupacional y educativo sólo en el sexo masculino. Se concluyó que el crecimiento sigue un patrón normal, cercano al estándard, y que las diferencias en la talla y el peso debido al efecto ambiental en los varones pueden atribuirse a la menor ecorresistencia masculina.

  4. Danish Rural Eye Study

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    Høeg, Tracy Beth; Ellervik, Christina; Buch, Helena

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    , Danish Rural Eye Study (DRES). All DRES participants received a comprehensive general health examination preceding their eye examination, including measurement of best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) for each eye, bilateral 45° retinal fundus photographs and further ophthalmological examination where...... indicated. RESULTS: Overall, 3826 of 3843 participants (99.6%) had bilateral visual acuity measurements. The overall frequency of VI (BCVA eye) was 0.4% (95% confidence interval, CI, 0.2-0.7%; n = 15) among all DRES participants, 0.6% (95% CI 0.3-1.0%; n = 15) among participants...... >50 years and 3.7% (95% CI 2.1-6.5%; n = 11) in participants >80 years. The primary causes of VI in the better-seeing eye were age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in 46.7% (7/15) and cataract in 26.7% (4/15). A total of 43.3% (n = 115) of participants >80 years were pseudophakic in one or both eyes...

  5. Why do medical graduates choose rural careers?

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    Henry, John A; Edwards, Brian J; Crotty, Brendan

    2009-01-01

    This study is based on the metaphor of the 'rural pipeline' into medical practice. The four stages of the rural pipeline are: (1) contact between rural secondary schools and the medical profession; (2) selection of rural students into medical programs; (3) rural exposure during medical training; and (4) measures to address retention of the rural medical workforce. Using the rural pipeline template we conducted a literature review, analysed the selection methods of Australian graduate entry medical schools and interviewed 17 interns about their medical career aspirations. The literature was reviewed to assess the effectiveness of selection practices to predict successful gradation and the impact of rural pipeline components on eventual rural practice. Undergraduate academic performance is the strongest predictor of medical course academic performance. The predictive power of interviews is modest. There are limited data on the predictive power of other measures of non-cognitive performance or the content of the undergraduate degree. Prior rural residence is the strongest predictor of choice of a rural career but extended rural exposure during medical training also has a significant impact. The most significant influencing factors are: professional support at national, state and local levels; career pathway opportunities; contentedness of the practitioner's spouse in rural communities; preparedness to adopt a rural lifestyle; educational opportunities for children; and proximity to extended family and social circle. Analysis of selection methods: Staff involved in student selection into 9 Australian graduate entry medical schools were interviewed. Four themes were identified: (1) rurality as a factor in student selection; (2) rurality as a factor in student selection interviews; (3) rural representation on student selection interview panels; (4) rural experience during the medical course. Interns' career intentions: Three themes were identified: (1) the efficacy of

  6. Jerarquía y redes sociales en la Castilla medieval: la provisión de beneficios eclesiásticos en el cabildo de la catedral de Burgos (1390-1440

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    Guijarro González, Susana

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    Full Text Available This article is intended to study the role played by the Cathedral chapter of Burgos in the shaping of the Castilian ecclesiastical hierarchy at the beginning of the fifteenth century. By analysing the provision of ecclesiastical offices and benefices is possible to clarify the social networks which were made by some of the cathedral members. These social networks facilitated the diocesan and foreign influence of the Burgos cathedral members over the spheres of Castilian monarchy and the Roman Papacy. At the same time, they contributed to make of the Burgos Cathedral chapter an important link in the chain of cursus honorum of the Castilian ecclesiastical men.

    El presente artículo estudia el papel jugado por el cabildo de la Catedral de Burgos en la configuración de la jerarquía eclesiástica castellana a comienzos del siglo XV. A través del análisis de las provisiones de beneficios y cargos eclesiásticos es posible desentrañar las redes sociales y clientelares tejidas por algunos de sus miembros. Estas redes facilitaron la proyección diocesana y exterior de los capitulares burgaleses en la esfera de la monarquía castellana y el Pontificado romano. Al mismo tiempo, contribuyeron a hacer del cabildo burgalés un importante eslabón en la cadena del cursus honorum de los eclesiásticos castellanos.

  7. rurales en Yehualtepec, Puebla

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    Nila Marcial Romero

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    Full Text Available Estudios recientes consideran aspectos objetivos y subjetivos para medir la calidad de vida. En el presente estudio el objetivo es cuantificar la calidad de vida de hogares en cuatro localidades de alta marginación en Yehualtepec, Puebla, considerando elementos objetivos y subjetivos, lo que permite identificar factores de riesgo que deben formar parte de la agenda municipal. La metodología aplicada consistió en talleres participativos y una encuesta estructurada en 72 hogares, con ello se construyó un indicador sintético de Calidad de vida. Entre los principales resultados, se encontro que 40% de los hogares sobreviven en condiciones de baja calidad de vida; los factores que explican esa situacion se ubican en las dimensiones subjetiva y objetiva, es decir, material, humana y de seguridad alimentaria. Limitaciones: el trabajo realizado en la región sur del estado de Puebla, aborda la situación de las familias en varias localidades de un municipio rural, con características específicas, representativo de esta zona del estado. Difícilmente resulta pertinente para intentar explicar la situación de todos los municipios con características similares. Quizá esa sea una limitación del estudio, no obstante, es superada por la propuesta metodológica, para medir esa situación, explicarla y atenderla, rescatando lo valioso del documento. Como conclusion se identifican factores objetivos en la diversidad dietética, y la percepcion subjetiva y salud, como factores asociados con calidad de vida en el hogar.

  8. Rural entrepreneurship: Between place and space

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    Korsgaard, Steffen; Müller, Sabine; Tanvig, Hanne Wittorff

    for a better use of rural resource-bases as well as for sustainable economic development. On the basis of an exploration of the spatial dynamics of rural entrepreneurship we develop propositions concerning rural entrepreneurship as a distinct form of entrepreneurial activity, emphasising bricolage, mixed......This paper proposes a distinction between rural entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship in the rural. While the latter is incidentally located in a rural area, the former engages with the localised resources of the rural area. We argue that rural entrepreneurship in this form holds promise...... embeddedness, capped growth and the realisation of multiple forms of value. Furthermore, the paper argues for a more central role for spatial qualities in entrepreneurship research...

  9. Rural women in the United States

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    Metadata only record This page lists rural resources online. It has links to organizations such as the Association of Women in Agriculture, Rural Cooperatives, and the Women, Food and Agriculture Network.

  10. An Interprofessional Rural Health Education Program

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    MacDowell, Martin; Schriever, Allison E.; Glasser, Michael; Schoen, Marieke D.

    2012-01-01

    Objectives. To develop, implement, and assess an interprofessional rural health professions program for pharmacy and medical students. Design. A recruitment and admissions process was developed that targeted students likely to practice in rural areas. Pharmacy students participated alongside medical students in completing the Rural Health Professions program curriculum, which included monthly lecture sessions and assignments, and a capstone clinical requirement in the final year. Assessment. Fourteen pharmacy students and 33 medical students were accepted into the program during the first 2 years of the Rural Health Professions program. Approximately 90% of the rural health professions students were originally from rural areas. Conclusions. The rural health professions program is an interprofessional approach to preparing healthcare providers to practice in rural communities. PMID:23275664

  11. 75 FR 30113 - Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program

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    ... microentrepreneurs for startup and growing rural microenterprises. The Agency will also make available technical... located in a rural area. In addition, the phrase ``business financing'' was replaced with ``business...

  12. The role of rural libraries in the attainment of rural development ...

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    The paper examines the role that rural libraries could play in the attainment of rural development with a view to accelerate growth in all areas of human endeavors in rural areas of Nigeria. The study took cognizance of inherent problems that undermine the establishment of rural libraries such as funding, illiteracy, clientele ...

  13. Education for Rural Development: Embedding Rural Dimensions in Initial Teacher Preparation

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    Masinire, Alfred; Maringe, Felix; Nkambule, Thabisile

    2014-01-01

    In South Africa, rural education and development are issues of social justice, especially in places that were previously established as homelands. This article presents some of the tensions that are inherent in the conceptions of rurality, rural education and the possibility of sustainable rural education and development. We propose the notion of…

  14. Rural Community and Rural Resilience: What Is Important to Farmers in Keeping Their Country Towns Alive?

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    McManus, Phil; Walmsley, Jim; Argent, Neil; Baum, Scott; Bourke, Lisa; Martin, John; Pritchard, Bill; Sorensen, Tony

    2012-01-01

    Many studies have highlighted the phenomenon of rural decline in parts of the developed world, summarised as a loss in agricultural employment leading to a decline in the number and size of rural settlements. This study of small towns in part of Australia's inland rural "heartland" employs the concepts of interactional rural community of…

  15. Undergraduate Rural Medical Education Program Development: Focus Group Consultation with the NRHA Rural Medical Educators Group

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    Downey, Laura H.; Wheat, John R.; Leeper, James D.; Florence, Joseph A.; Boulger, James G.; Hunsaker, Matt L.

    2011-01-01

    Context: Over a decade ago, leaders in rural medical education established the Rural Medical Educators (RME) Group, an interest group within the National Rural Health Association, to support faculty in rural medical education programs. This group has convened an annual RME conclave since 2006. In 2008, this conclave convened 15 national leaders in…

  16. Application of the Rural Development Index to Analysis of Rural Regions in Poland and Slovakia

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    Michalek, Jerzy; Zarnekow, Nana

    2012-01-01

    The main purpose of this research was to construct a multi-dimensional (composite) index measuring the overall level of rural development and quality of life in individual rural regions of a given EU country. In the Rural Development Index (RDI) the rural development domains are represented by hundreds of partial socio-economic, environmental,…

  17. Gender mainstreaming and rural development policy; the trivialisation of rural gender issues

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    Bock, B.B.

    2015-01-01

    This paper considers gender mainstreaming of the EU Rural Development Programme. The EU promotes the gender mainstreaming of rural development policies because retaining women in rural areas is seen as crucial to the long-term viability of rural areas. A review of literature and scan of policy

  18. College Talk and the Rural Economy: Shaping the Educational Aspirations of Rural, First-Generation Students

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    Tieken, Mara Casey

    2016-01-01

    The college-going rates of rural students lag behind those of more urban students, a gap likely due, in part, to rural students' lower educational aspirations. These lower aspirations appear to be tied to the dilemma that higher education presents for many rural students: whether to remain in their rural home, working in traditional trades and…

  19. Rural methods to mitigate arsenic contaminated water

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    Parajuli, Krishna

    2013-01-01

    Consumption of arsenic contaminated water is one of the burning issues in the rural world. Poor public awareness program about health effects of drinking arsenic contaminated water and the rural methods to mitigate this problem poses a great threat of arsenic poisoning many people of the rural world. In this thesis, arsenic removal efficiency and the working mechanism of four rural and economical arsenic mitigation technologies i.e. solar oxidation and reduction of arsenic (SORAS), Bucket tr...

  20. Rural poverty and export farming in Guatemala.

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    Hintermeister A

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    ILO pub-WEP pub. Working paper on rural poverty and the dualistic nature of agrarian structures (dualistic farming) in Guatemala - examines level and trend of rural poverty through indicators such as household income, housing, illiteracy and nutrition; notes paradox of high rate of agricultural development and severe poverty in rural areas; analyses nature of agrarian system leading to internal migration of peasant farmers and aspects of rural employment; focuses on high economic growth and l...

  1. Migration and rural opportunities in Nigeria.

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    Adepoju, A

    1984-01-01

    This study is concerned with migration to rural areas in Nigeria. The author examines the rural economic structures, social systems, and demographic features affecting such migration. These features are compared for migrants and nonmigrants in the cash cropping and subsistence cropping areas of southwestern Nigeria. The results suggest that rural migration in southwestern Nigeria is mainly urban-rural migration of a colonizing type. Data for the study are from a survey of 1,782 households in 12 villages.

  2. Connecting rural-urban economies?

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    Larsen, Marianne Nylandsted; Birch-Thomsen, Torben; Lazaro, Evelyn

    The interlinked relationships between urban settlements and their rural hinterlands in Sub-Saharan Africa are perceived crucial in enhancing possibilities for livelihood diversification and poverty reduction. Urban settlements provide opportunities for investment in more remunerative economic...... to the EUCs. This is done through an analysis of linkages and interactions between businesses and households in the villages and the EUCs. The paper ends by discussing the role of direct and indirect ‘spatial connections’ and their importance for local patterns of socio-economic development, rural livelihoods...

  3. México: Video rural

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    Colin Fraser

    2015-01-01

    CHASQUI, presenta una descripción de cómo se puede utilizar el video en áreas rurales, para análisis de situación, diagnóstico, motivación y participación; de apoyo para la educación y la capacitación; y para facilitar el flujo de información a nivel institucional y una síntesis de la tarea central de los comunicadores del PRODERITH (Programa de Desarrollo Rural Integrado del Tropico Húmedo

  4. Intelligent Carpooling in rural areas

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    Agerholm, Niels; Møller, Jørgen

    2015-01-01

    Rural transportation is facing the challenges of the required mobility increasing and the public transportation parallel being limited to a deficient level. A new mobility application (app) based on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), called Intelligent Carpooling, can be a significant contributor...... to mitigate these challenges. This system uses ITS to plan and coordinate carpooling. A study in two Danish rural areas found that a markedly part of residents are interesting in Intelligent Carpooling, but also that they require knowledge of whom they are driving with and as well as planning the carpooling...

  5. Urban-rural migration and cultural transformation of rural areas

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    Nørgaard, Helle

    communities change due to urban-rural migration by investigating reasons and motivations that influence migration decisions, studying relations between newcomers and local residents and exploring social relations and sense of belonging.  The study applies a biographical approach seeking to demonstrate...

  6. Rural Aspirations, Rural Futures: From "Problem" to Possibility

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    Tieken, Mara Casey; San Antonio, Donna M.

    2016-01-01

    Young people aspire, make choices, and develop within a particular place and historical context. Recently, federal and state governments, policy and research institutes, and advocacy organizations have shown a growing interest in the aspirations and transitions of rural youth--and, in particular, the role that schools play in shaping and…

  7. Repositioning educational research on rurality and rural education ...

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    ... face rural communities as well as the limitations of dominant research paradigms and their impact on social change (or lack thereof). It concludes with an exploration of the possibilities for using participatory visual methods for conducting research that makes a difference in the lives of participants and those around them.

  8. Production, Consumption and Imagination in Rural Thailand.

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    Rigg, Jonathan; Ritchie, Mark

    2002-01-01

    Transformation of Thailand's rural areas from agricultural production to arenas of consumption of a constructed "rural idyll" is illustrated in cases of a hotel with a "working rice farm," and an elite school. The school (and companion resident "village") created an idealized rural past for rich consumers who wanted a…

  9. Place branding, embeddedness and endogenous rural development

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    Donner, Mechthild; Horlings, Lummina; Fort, Fatiha; Vellema, Sietze

    2017-01-01

    This article deals with place branding on the regional scale, in the rural context of food and tourism networks in Europe. Place branding is linked to the concepts of endogenous rural development, territory and embeddedness, by analysing how the valorisation of specific rural assets takes shape.

  10. Will Learning Social Inclusion Assist Rural Networks

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    Marchant, Jillian

    2013-01-01

    Current research on social networks in some rural communities reports continuing demise despite efforts to build resilient communities. Several factors are identified as contributing to social decline including globalisation and rural social characteristics. Particular rural social characteristics, such as strong social bonds among members of…

  11. Exploring the character of rural businesses

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    Finke, Hanne Bat; Bosworth, Gary

    2016-01-01

    these assets can create value for ural businesses. Understanding these issues can better inform organisations that are seeking to support the rural economy adn rural communities.It can also guide buisness owners themselves as to how the may benefit from being a part of, or associated with, the rural economy...

  12. Rural electrification strategies for distributed generation

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    Zerriffi, Hisham

    2011-01-01

    Small-scale Distributed Generation (DG), which run off diesel generators, could provide electricity to rural communities without an electricity grid. Rural Electrification compares around 20 DG enterprises and projects in Brazil, Cambodia and China, and each is a possible model for distributed rural electrification.

  13. Communication Media and Electioneering in Nigeria's Rural ...

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    The paper discusses the promotion of democracy in rural communities using appropriate communication media. The rural communities habour a great proportion of the nation's population and their votes are very much sought by political parties and politicians. The media, which could be used in rural communities because ...

  14. 7 CFR 25.503 - Rural areas.

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    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Rural areas. 25.503 Section 25.503 Agriculture Office....503 Rural areas. (a) What constitutes “rural”. A rural area may consist of any area that lies outside the boundaries of a Metropolitan Area, as designated by the Office of Management and Budget, or, is an...

  15. 7 CFR 1980.405 - Rural areas.

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    ... 7 Agriculture 14 2010-01-01 2009-01-01 true Rural areas. 1980.405 Section 1980.405 Agriculture... REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) GENERAL Business and Industrial Loan Program § 1980.405 Rural areas. The business financed with a B&I loan must be located in a rural area. Loans to borrowers with facilities located in...

  16. Management of professional boundaries in rural practice.

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    Brooks, Kathleen D; Eley, Diann S; Pratt, Rebekah; Zink, Therese

    2012-08-01

    Rural physicians wrestle with professional boundary issues routinely in everyday interactions, and their situation differs from the experience of their urban colleagues. Medical students receive limited exposure to professional boundary management in preclinical training. Increasingly, schools are implementing rural longitudinal clinical clerkships which expose students to rural boundary setting. This qualitative study explored the management of professional boundaries integral to rural practice and how this management may differ from their urban colleagues. Semistructured interviews were conducted in 2010 with 12 rural physicians across Minnesota exploring their perceptions of professionalism in rural practice. A social constructivist approach to grounded theory was used to analyze the data. Five primary themes regarding rural professionalism emerged from the data: centrality of care, rural influences on choice, individualization of boundary setting, advantages of dual relationships, and disadvantages of them. These themes served to illustrate rural boundary management. This study's findings indicate that rural physicians are routinely confronted with professional boundary issues in everyday situations, and these circumstances do not always reflect those of their urban colleagues. Given the increase in longitudinal immersion clinical clerkship programs to nurture student interest in future rural practice, acknowledgment and acceptance of the nuances of dual relationships and boundary setting in different clinical learning contexts are vital to help students identify their personal needs for privacy and be better prepared to negotiate the realities of rural practice. These findings may inform future medical education initiatives on professional boundary setting as an aspect of professionalism.

  17. Strengthening rural health placements for medical students ...

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    This article derives lessons from international experience of innovative rural health placements for medical students. It provides pointers for strengthening South African undergraduate rural health programmes in support of the government's rural health, primary healthcare and National Health Insurance strategies. Methods.

  18. rural medicine as a sub-specialty

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    Correspondence to: Steve Reid (Steve.Reid@uct.ac.za). The unique principle of rural medicine is the extraordinarily wide scope of practice that is demanded of rural doctors. Fig. 1. A diagrammatic representation of the skills required of rural practitioners. internal Medicine. Community team work surgery. Management.

  19. Research Synthesis: Teacher Preparation for Rural Schools.

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    Meier, Ellen; Edington, Everett D.

    1983-01-01

    Reviews the literature of teacher preparation and inservice for rural areas, noting the dilemmas facing rural educators (multiple preparations, extracurricular duties, isolation, community problems), what colleges and universities can do (rural visibility, off-campus centers, curriculum expertise), and implications for colleges and universities…

  20. Rural areas under urban pressure in Europe

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    Overbeek, M.M.M.

    2009-01-01

    In this Introduction paper, I will describe the motivation behind this special issue on the role of rural-urban relationships in preserving the rural landscape in Europe. Based on the RURBAN project 'Building new relationships in rural areas under urban pressure', the special issue aims to identify

  1. Violence and Abuse in Rural America

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    ... Safe Havens' Rural Communities Responding to Sexual and Domestic Violence . How do child abuse and neglect in rural communities compare to ... 6% in urban areas. Similarly, 9.9% of children in small rural communities have witnessed domestic violence versus 6.8% in an urban setting. Family ...

  2. Strategies of Integrated Rural Development Adopted by ...

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    The study examined the integrated rural development strategies adopted by communities in rural development in Delta State. The concept of rural development was put forward and the basic idea was that it is a development process embracing the efforts of individuals, self help groups, non-governmental and governmental ...

  3. Defining "Rural" for Veterans' Health Care Planning

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    West, Alan N.; Lee, Richard E.; Shambaugh-Miller, Michael D.; Bair, Byron D.; Mueller, Keith J.; Lilly, Ryan S.; Kaboli, Peter J.; Hawthorne, Kara

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) devised an algorithm to classify veterans as Urban, Rural, or Highly Rural residents. To understand the policy implications of the VHA scheme, we compared its categories to 3 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and 4 Rural-Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) geographical categories. Method: Using…

  4. Strengthening rural health placements for medical students ...

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    Background. This article derives lessons from international experience of innovative rural health placements for medical students. It provides pointers for strengthening South African undergraduate rural health programmes in support of the government's rural health, primary healthcare and National Health Insurance ...

  5. Strategies of Integrated Rural Development Adopted by ...

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    unique firstlady

    The study examined the integrated rural development strategies adopted by communities in rural development in. Delta State. The concept of rural development was put forward and the basic idea was that it is a development process embracing the efforts of individuals, self help groups, non-governmental and governmental ...

  6. COMMUNICATION AND RURAL DEVELOPEMENT: A MODEL FOR ...

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    The failure in developemental endeavours in the rural areas of Africa does not stem substantially from the lack of funds. Rather, other factors conspire to make rural development a difficult task. One of these factors is communication. This paper examines the role of communication in the process of rural development.

  7. Eabat rural health Project, North West Ethiopia:

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    The district has 3 urban and 40 rural kebeles (Social Administrative. Units). After stratification by urban-rural residence and climatic zones, 9 rural and 1. urban kebeles were selected for the baseline survey. Three kebeles from each climatic zone (Dega, 'Woina Dega and Kolla) were selected. All households in the selected ...

  8. Rural Public Transportation: An Instructional Module.

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    Hayden, Linda

    A concept-based introduction to rural public transportation is provided in this instructional module for undergraduate and graduate transportation-related courses for disciplines such as engineering, business, sociology, and technology. Rural public transportation involves systems in rural and small urban areas with populations under 50,000…

  9. Southern Rural Education Association Journal, 1990.

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    Hulick, Chuck, Ed.

    1990-01-01

    This journal contains the following articles pertaining to education in rural areas: (1) "The State of the Association" (William Peter) reviews the mission and progress of the Southern Rural Education Association; (2) "Arts Enrichment Programs in Middle Tennessee Rural Schools" (Howard Brahmstedt and Patricia Brahmstedt)…

  10. Restrictions and Countermeasures of Rural Vocational Education in Urban-rural Integration

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    Liu, Jian-ling

    2012-01-01

    Developing rural vocational education is of great significance to urban-rural integration: developing rural vocational education is helpful to cultivating new farmers for construction of new socialist countryside, favorable to improving farmers’ ability of finding jobs and starting undertaking, and beneficial to transfer of rural surplus labor and acceleration of urbanization. Restrictions on development rural vocational education mainly include: low value cognition of society and social as...

  11. Evaluación económica ex-ante del cultivo de tilapias a pequeña escala en sector rural – cantón Sucre

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    Juan Carlos Vélez Chica

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available La acuicultura rural es una actividad que se complementa muy bien con otras actividades rurales, permitiendo mejorar los ingresos y la alimentación de pequeños agricultores. El objetivo de este estudio fue presentar una evaluación económica que permita justificar la ejecución de proyectos de acuicultura en el sector rural del cantón Sucre; se realizó una evaluación económica con indicadores como VAN, TIR, B/C y PRK. Los resultados muestran un valor actual neto (VAN de $ 7.229,36, una tasa interna de retorno (TIR del 105%, un índice beneficio – costo (B/C de 1,92 y un período de recuperación de capital (PRK de un año. El estudio muestra la factibilidad de implementar este tipo de proyectos en la zona, como una alternativa productiva complementaria de los pequeños agricultores.

  12. Renewable energy for rural electrification

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    Strebkov, D. [All Russian Research Institute for Electrification of the Agriculture, Moscow (Russian Federation); Bezrukich, P. [Ministry for Fuel and Energy of Russian Federation, Moscow (Russian Federation); Kozlov, V. [Intersolarcenter Association, Moscow (Russian Federation)

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    In spite of quite good centralized power supply system, rural electrification level across Russia vary widely: in some regions there are densely populated communities which lack power, while in the other the most pressing need is to electrify dispersed, isolated villages or homes. The main objective of the Russian project `Renewable energy for rural electrification` is the elaboration and application of new technologies of rural electrification in order to ensure the sustainable development of unelectrified areas of the Russia. The long-term objective of the project are: to improve the living standards of people in rural areas, who lack centralized energy supply systems, by introducing a new system for generation, transmission and distribution of electric power on the base of renewable energy systems; to provide a reliable cost-effective electric service for electrified and uncertified communities; to reduce the consumption of organic fuel in power generation systems; to support the military industry in converting their activity into the renewable energy sector; and to protect the environment

  13. Rural Social Change in Poland.

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    Turowski, Jan, Ed.; Szwengrub, Lili Maria, Ed.

    Addressing the question of economic growth, this book focuses on the implications of industry re: Polish social structure, organization of farms, and changes in rural culture and large social groups. Emphasizing way and quality of life, this book includes the following major sections and article titles: (1) Industrialization and Changes in the…

  14. Rural Tourism : A Gender Approach

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    Kloeze, te J.W.

    2000-01-01

    Research on the subject of rural tourism and agritourism in the Netherlands has shown that most of the work in this field is done by women. Moreover, without the consent and initiative of the women, no agritourist activities would have been started. In the paper the position of women in agritourist

  15. Educating for Sustainable Rural Futures

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    Bartholomaeus, Pam

    2013-01-01

    Classrooms and their pedagogy have historically been characterised by a disconnection from the community outside, and this trend is particularly problematic for rural schools (Bryden & Boylan, 2004; Corbett, 2006). There is reduced encouragement for teachers to connect classroom and community with the current focus on standardised testing,…

  16. 8224 OCCUPATIONAL DIVERSIFICATION AMONG RURAL ...

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    vulnerability and poverty among members of their households. Occupational diversification is of increasing importance for women's economic empowerment. This paper asserts that the contribution made by occupational diversification to rural livelihoods is a significant one that has often been ignored by policy makers who.

  17. Rural and Agricultural Transformation in

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    Where r = number of alternatives in row (number of rows). C = numbers of alternative columns. ' Adopted from Murray (1972) statistics,' schaum's outline series. Results and Discussion. Table 1.0 X,2 analysis of the Role of CBOS in rural and. _ agricultural transformation Delta State. S/ N Roles of C80 Agree Dis- . Row total.

  18. South-Moravian Rural Borderland

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    Vaishar, A.; Šťastná, M.; Trnka, P.; Dvořák, Petr; Zapletalová, Jana

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    Roč. 5, č. 2 (2013), s. 115-132 ISSN 1803-8417 Institutional support: RVO:68145535 Keywords : borderland * landscape * rural settlement * economy * Moravia Subject RIV: DE - Earth Magnetism, Geodesy, Geography http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/euco.2013.5.issue-2/euco-2013-0008/euco-2013-0008. xml ?format=INT

  19. Urban peripheries and rural centres

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    standardization and levelling (e.g. Pedersen 2003), and on the other of globalization and superdiversity (Vertovec 2007). In the paper, we present early results of a comparative study of dialect use among adolescents in two parts of Denmark: a rural, traditional dialect speaking village and an urban, superdiverse...

  20. Rural tourism: Serbia's missed chance

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    Đenadić Miroljub

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    Full Text Available Rural tourism is both old and new phenomenon. The interest for recreation in the countryside began to grow as early as XIX century, as a reaction to the pressure of growing urbanization and industrialization. Serbia has great potentials for development of rural tourism. Natural beauty in combination with culture, tradition, festivals, gastronomic specialties and music, might become recognizable tourist brand, which could contribute to the significant monetary influx and improve the overall image of the country. However, current level of Serbia's competitiveness in the area of rural tourism is not particularly high, regardless of the fact that all of the natural, cultural and social prerequisites for its development already exist (natural potentials, significant farming land, great number of agriculturally active population, traditional approach to agriculture, lack of ground pollution as well as the possibility of producing 'healthy food', good potential for development of complementary activities such as hiking, recreation, hunting, fishing, riding and participating in everyday activities of the country folk, traditional local gastronomical specialties etc.. The goal of this paper is to show the resources of Serbia in the area of rural tourism as well as the possible development potentials of this form of tourism.

  1. Child mortality in rural India

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    B. van der Klaauw (Bas); L. Wang (Lihong)

    2011-01-01

    textabstractThis paper focuses on infant and child mortality in rural areas of India. We construct a flexible duration model, which allows for frailty at multiple levels and interactions between the child's age and individual, socioeconomic, and environmental characteristics. The model is estimated

  2. Child mortality in rural India

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    van der Klaauw, B.; Wang, L.

    2011-01-01

    This paper focuses on infant and child mortality in rural areas of India. We construct a flexible duration model, which allows for frailty at multiple levels and interactions between the child's age and individual, socioeconomic, and environmental characteristics. The model is estimated using the

  3. Beneficios en la calidad de vida de mujeres entre los 50 y los 81 años de edad al participar en un programa de recreación física grupal

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    José Alberto Madrigal Jiménez

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    Full Text Available El propósito de esta investigación fue profundizar en la experiencia individual y colectiva de mujeres al enfocarse en su percepción de cambios en la calidad de vida durante su participación en un programa de recreación física grupal. El enfoque que orientó este estudio fue mixto, con una predominancia cuantitativa. Participaron voluntariamente 27 mujeres con edades entre los 50 y 81 años, quienes integraban de forma activa el grupo "Manos de Oro" en Barrio Copán, en el cantón de San Ramón, Alajuela. Se puso en práctica un programa de actividades de recreación física grupal de cinco semanas, desarrollado en 15 sesiones de 75 minutos cada una (tres sesiones por semana. Para la medición de los diferentes dominios de la calidad de vida, se utilizó la versión española del Cuestionario de Salud SF-36. También, las participantes realizaron reflexiones personales acerca de cada sesión y, además, se hicieron entrevistas en grupo focal. Los resultados indicaron que el programa de recreación física grupal ayudó a mejorar la percepción de cambios en la calidad de vida de las participantes con respecto a las ocho dimensiones medidas con el Cuestionario de Salud SF-36. Además, se encontraron evidencias de cómo las mejoras en una variable pueden influenciar y cambiar a otras. Con respecto a las reflexiones personales y a las entrevistas en grupo focal, las participantes percibieron la calidad de vida como tener libertad e independencia, tener buena salud y tener buena convivencia familiar. También afirmaron tener una vida con calidad, por razones tales como tener estabilidad y convivencia, poder ejercitarse y sentirse bien. Asimismo, percibieron beneficios de las actividades de recreación física en las que participaron, como el hecho de sentirse mejor, ser más funcionales, flexibles y sentir menos dolor corporal. Con el estudio se concluyó que el programa de recreación física produjo mejoras significativas en la percepci

  4. The Quest for Rural Sustainability in Russia

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    Full Text Available Rural depopulation and the disappearance of villages in rural Russia occurred as part of the historical process of urbanization and industrialization. Rural depopulation also occurred for structural reasons having to do with village location, and for behavioral reasons whereby villagers react to primitive living conditions and poor economic prospects. Three possible strategies for addressing the problem of sustainable villages are considered. The government is attempting to improve rural living conditions, but rural depopulation is likely to continue. Characteristics of sustainable villages are outlined. Agro-tourism is analyzed for its potential to support sustainable villages.

  5. Marketing mix for rural development in Romania

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    Full Text Available The sustainable development supposes a uniformly increasing of living level for the entire population of a nation. The reducing of disparities between the urban and rural regions is a purpose of the rural development policy, as a part of Community Agriculture Policy and also subject of European financing programs. A marketing approach of rural development could ensure an integrated implementation of LEADER program in Romania. This paper defines the components of marketing mix for rural development and their content for Romanian rural development marketing.

  6. Desarrollo de una herramienta para evaluar los programas prerrequisitos del Sistema (HACCP, instaurado en la planta de beneficio de miel de abejas de la UEB Apícola de Sancti Spíritus.

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    Yorexis Guilarte Navarro

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Los alimentos están expuestos a agentes físicos, químicos o biológicos, causando un efecto adverso para la salud. Un estudio poblacional arrojó que el mayor % de los casos diarreicos tuvo relación con la ingestión de alimentos, lo que evidencia, que estos tienen importantes cargas bacterianas desde su origen. En el caso de la miel de abeja, los principales peligros están dados por contaminación de envases, por presencia de antibióticos y por fermentación. Como solución, se desarrolló y validó un instrumento que se sustenta en la Gestión de la Higiene y la Calidad, aplicable al diagnóstico de los 7 planes previos de higiene y trazabilidad, necesario para implantar un sistema Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP en cualquier empresa del sector agroalimentario, capaz de, medir los programas prerrequisitos del sistema descrito. Sometido a validación de contenido por Delphy, la herramienta final obtuvo, la aprobación de los expertos, que otorgan alta confiabilidad a valores obtenidos por encima del 90% de cumplimiento. La herramienta permitió organizar y evaluar los prerrequisitos del Sistema HACCP, además de evaluar los resultados de su implantación, en el beneficio de la miel. La validación del Sistema HACCP, arroja resultados satisfactorios, reflejándose en la obtención de un producto inocuo.

  7. Girl child in rural India.

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    Devendra, K

    1995-01-01

    This article discusses the status of the girl child in rural India. Rural children lack the advantages of modern amenities and facilities, such as transportation, electricity, media, hygiene, health care, and access to education. A young girl's status is related to her mother's status. Women are valued the most when a son is born. Girl children are considered an economic liability in child care costs, dowry costs, and marriage support. Since the 1970s, dowry demands have increased. Daughters must meet the demands of prospective in-law for education and dowry even after marriage. The attitudes of parents, families, and society encourage sex-selective abortion, infanticide, abuse in childhood, and domestic violence in adulthood. It was reported in 1994 that a woman is molested every 26 minutes and raped every 52 minutes. The government of India developed an action plan in 1992 for developing the girl child. Rural girl children spend their time cooking, cleaning, fetching wood and water, caring for children, and working in the fields sowing, transplanting, and weeding. Girl children contribute over 20% of total work at home. The only advantage a girl child has in rural areas is visibility. The greatest disadvantage is that her mother, who faced neglect herself, discriminates against her. Increasingly girl children contribute income to their household from Beedi making, gem polishing, embroidering, or paper bag making. Sometimes girls and boys work in hazardous occupations. Gender disparity is evident in school enrollment, drop out rates, literacy, and employment. In 1994, India passed a universal female education bill that offers parents incentives for access and punishment for keeping a girl out of school. Communities need to create a demand for rural girl children's education.

  8. Diabetic education in rural areas.

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    Maez, L; Erickson, L; Naumuk, L

    2014-01-01

    Diabetes mellitus type II is a growing concern in the USA, with 6% of the population diagnosed with diabetes and another 5% having pre-diabetes. The prevalence of diabetes is 17% higher in rural areas than in central cities{1}. Adult diabetics living in rural areas often see negative outcomes related to their limited access to care, cultural barriers, and lack of educational resources. This article seeks to evaluate best evidence-based strategies directed at improving diabetic outcomes of rural populations through hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) reductions. A search of Medline, CIHNAL, PubMed, and Sage Pub was undertaken. The search was structured around the following key terms: adult, diabetes, education, hemoglobin a1c, and rural. The search limits were set to English-language publications between 2004 and 2012 in industrialized countries. Only articles from scholarly, peer-reviewed publications were considered. Literature that used an inpatient setting, focused on children or adolescents, and did not meet any inclusion criteria were excluded from this review. A total of 15 articles met the selection criteria from the 1819 citations sourced from the search. After reviewing the sources, nutritional patient education, motivational counseling and lifestyle modifications were found to be the most influential factors that favorably changed measurable outcomes for this population. Education for providers did not have an appreciable effect on patient outcomes. This review adds to the literature by outlining best-practice guidelines for evidence-based practice based on current research. Primary care providers in rural areas should encourage their patients to actively participate in diabetes education when possible, and provide this education in a culturally competent manner.

  9. An Index to Measure Rural Diversity in the Light of Rural Resilience and Rural Development Debate

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    Quaranta Giovanni

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Diversity has been extensively studied in ecological systems and its relationship with resilience has been well recognized. In social and ecological systems, in fact, diversity is considered key to determining resilience where resilience is defined as system’s capacity to learn and adapt in the face of internal or external perturbations. However, although human and ecological systems are dynamic, interacting and interdependent, little attention has been given to social systems diversity and its implications. The interest in diversity and resilience of social-ecological systems is increasingly growing, particularly in the rural contexts, due to its possible effects on social and economic development and livelihoods. In this paper we define an analytical tool, the Rural Diversity Index (RDI, to assess the role of natural, economic and social diversity in determining alternative rural socio-ecological developmental patterns. The application of the RDI in pilot areas of Southern Italy showed that, in specific socio-ecological systems, higher natural-socio-economic diversity leads to higher degree of rural development, as measured through standard socio-economic indicators.

  10. Desarrollo rural vs. desarrollo local

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    Gómez Moreno, M.ª Luisa

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The subject of this paper is the discussion about the concepts of rural development and local development starting from the different lines that tend in their making up: the Geographic epistemology, the politics based on them and the material processes of development. The issues of this discussion are: the difficulty of reflect this development processes in quantitative evidences (indicators due to their rather qualitative character; the ambiguous definition of their scale, and related to that, their condition spread or concentrated; their suitability to make compatible objectives of both territorial and social cohesion; the limitations to be extrapolated the concept of stakeholders, own of local development, to rural development; the lack of coordination between economic planning and urban planning to the detriment of a true sustainability and, in the opposite, the threats that are to the rural space the application of sustainability politics designed from the urban context.

    El objeto de este artículo es la discusión de los conceptos de desarrollo rural y local a partir de las distintas líneas que convergen en su definición: las elaboraciones epistemológicas de la Geografía, los instrumentos de planificación en ellos basados y los procesos reales. Los términos de esta discusión son los siguientes: La dificultad de expresar en indicadores los resultados de estos procesos de desarrollo, dado su carácter más cualitativo que cuantitativo; la ambigua definición de su escala, y, en relación con ello, su carácter difuso o concentrado; su idoneidad para compatibilizar objetivos de cohesión social y territorial; las limitaciones de la extrapolación al desarrollo rural del concepto de «actores» propio del desarrollo local; la carencia de coordinación entre planificación económica y urbana en detrimento de una sostenibilidad real y, a la inversa, las amenazas para el espacio rural derivadas de la aplicación de políticas de

  11. Rural Tourism: Development, Management and Sustainability in Rural Establishments

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    Juan-José Villanueva-Álvaro

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    Full Text Available Tourism is one of the economic driving forces of Spain: the consolidation of existing tourist destinations and new market niches encourage an upward trend of tourism. The economic impacts produced by tourism are one of the major concerns of the authorities; the question is whether it is possible to continue growing without compromising our environment. This work attempts to answer this issue by analysing one of the tourism segments with higher growth in recent years: rural tourism. Using a model of partial least squares (PLS, we will analyse the environmental impacts from the point of view of the supply and its relationships with the environmental management conducted. We will also analyse the rural establishments from a global point of view and, depending on their category, explain the factors which determine the sustainable behaviour of providers, and identify that the establishments of low categories have a more sustainable conduct.

  12. Supporting GP advanced rural skills training.

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    McKenzie, Andrew; Beaton, Neil; Hollins, Jane; Jukka, Clare; Hollins, Aaron

    2013-02-01

    The aim of this study was to: investigate doctors' experiences of support during GP advanced rural skills training, and identify strategies to improve support. The qualitative responses from a cross-sectional, postal survey are reported. Rural vocational training sector. Sixty-one doctors who had completed GP advanced rural skills training (procedural or non-procedural) in Queensland between 1995 and June 2009 participated in the study. Advanced trained doctors' experiences of support and their strategy recommendations to improve support. Experiences and strategies to improve support were developed into a framework of support, consisting of three theme areas. Strategies included: provision of training and career advice to allow immediate use of advanced skills; introduction of rural attachments and rural case studies during training to ensure rural orientation; development of GP mentor and peer networks for clinical and non-clinical support; advocacy to improve understanding and recognition of advanced rural skills training. Expanded support is required across the pre-enrolment, training, early practice continuum. A holistic approach to support is required. Training providers, professional bodies, health departments, universities and workforce agencies need to work together to address and resource the support needs of advanced, rural GP trainees before, during and after training. © 2013 The Authors. Australian Journal of Rural Health © National Rural Health Alliance Inc.

  13. State-level employment, accessibility and rurality

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    Casey Abington

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Employment and economic growth in rural areas as a policy issue has been recently highlighted by the federal government. In August 2011, the White House released a report entitled “Jobs and Economic Security for Rural America”. While the document listed various programs and policies that have reportedly benefited rural America, it also stated that rural communities are still facing many challenges. For example, many rural communities have lower incomes and higher poverty rates than more urban areas. One possible reason for rural communities being at a disadvantage compared to urban areas involves transportation, especially in terms of journey to work. Thus, one can ask how employment rates vary with accessibility, as measured by journey to work times, as well as location (rural versus urban. Using 2007 state level data, OLS analysis is used to examine the relationship between employment rates and journey to work times and rurality. The analysis confirms that employment rates decrease with increased journey to work times. However, measures of rurality were only marginally significant and the negative coefficient on each measure indicates that employment rates decrease with greater urbanization. Improving accessibility between (very rural and larger areas might improve employment opportunities. Although weighing the benefits of such (reduced unemployment against the costs of providing better highways or public transit might lead to a different conclusion.

  14. Rural Entrepreneurship Policy in Estonia

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    Maret Kirsipuu

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This article seeks to provide an overview of the entrepreneurship policies targeted at rural areas and family undertakings. Agricultural undertakings, especially cattle breeders, have been almost ignored in the development of Estonia’s entrepreneurship policies. Various action plans have been devised for the development of rural living environments. Unfortunately none of them supports cattle breeding. The author obtained the data used in this research from the databases of Estonian Animal Recording Centre, Estonian Agricultural Register and from questionnaires. The author conducted interviews with beef cattle breeders doing performance testing and with parish authorities. Family enterprises are extremely vulnerable; their reserves for surviving critical periods are small or nearly nonexistent. They often depend only on one area of activity. In the current economic situation owners of family enterprises need to pay particular attention to strategic management, so as to survive in difficult situations. They must take right decisions and start looking for challenges.

  15. Peculiaridades campesinas del Morelos rural

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    Elsa Guzmán-Gómez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En el campo morelense la actividad rural es aún importante a pesar de la cercanía y la competencia de recursos con grandes urbes, procesos industriales y crecimiento del sector terciario. Las tierras agrícolas sostienen múltiples cultivos destinados al autoabasto y al mercado. Los pequeños productores, desde la organización de su grupo familiar, recursos económicos propios y redes familiares y sociales, integran un complejo de objetivos, decisiones y actividades con las que se estructuran estrategias de reproducción campesina que marcan la viabilidad de la forma de vida rural, además de brindar múltiples servicios a la sociedad general.

  16. The role of rural nurse managers in supporting new graduate nurses in rural practice.

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    Lea, Jackie; Cruickshank, Mary

    2017-04-01

    To investigate the nature and timing of support available to new graduate nurses within a rural transition to practice programme. For new graduates in rural practice successful transition is complicated by the unique role of the rural nurse, staff ratios and resources within rural environments. Little is known about the support needs of graduates working in rural health services, or who is best placed to provide support during their transition. This was a qualitative case study, using individual interviews with new graduate nurses at 3, 6 and 9 months milestones during a 12-month rural transition to practice programme plus interviews with experienced rural nurses who were employed in rural health agencies where the new graduate nurses were employed. Graduates in rural health services rely on nurse unit managers and nurse managers for feedback, support and debriefing, provision of emotional support, advocacy, openness, encouragement and protection from organisational requests and demands during the transition to rural nursing practice. Nurse managers play an important role in rural health services in the provision of support for new graduate nurses. As clinical leaders rural nurse managers and nurse unit managers, have an important role in facilitating the successful entry and retention of new graduate nurses into the rural nursing workforce. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  17. Fostering Rural Social Organizations: A Bottom-Up Paradigm In ...

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    This paper therefore examines rural social organizations in bottom-up paradigm in sustainable rural transformation in Nigeria. In an attempt to justify the continued involvement of rural social organizations in rural transformation, the paper takes an overview on the short and long term strategies adopted so far by rural social ...

  18. The State of the Art of Rural Special Education.

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    Helge, Doris

    The rural special education context is unique because of the distinct environment and the variety of rural school subcultures. However, little information about rural special education is available prior to the late 1970's, partially because federal agencies lacked a working definition of "rural." Although rural and urban special…

  19. Integrated rural development programs: a skeptical perspective.

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    Ruttan, V W

    1975-11-01

    In examining integrated rural development programs the question that arises is why is it possible to identify several relatively successful small-scale or pilot rural development projects yet so difficult to find examples of successful rural development programs. 3 bodies of literature offer some insight into the morphology of rural development projects, programs, and processes: the urban-industrial impact hypothesis; the theory of induced technical change; and the new models of institutional change that deal with institution building and the economics of bureaucratic behavior. The urban-industrial impact hypothesis helps in the clarification of the relationships between the development of rural areas and the development of the total society of which rural areas are a part. It is useful in understanding the spatial dimensions of rural development where rural development efforts are likely to be most successful. Formulation of the hypothesis generated a series of empirical studies designed to test its validity. The effect of these studies has been the development of a rural development model in which the rural community is linked to the urban-industrial economy through a series of market relationships. Both the urban economy's rate of growth and the efficiency of the intersector product and factor markets place significant constraints on the possibilities of rural area development. It is not possible to isolate development processes in the contemporary rural community in a developing society from development processes in the larger society. The induced technical change theory provides a guide as to what must be done to gain access to efficient sources of economic growth, the new resources and incomes that are necessary to sustain rural development. Design of a successful rural development strategy involves a combination of technical and institutional change. The ability of rural areas to respond to the opportunities for economic growth generated by local urban

  20. Rural science education as social justice

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    Eppley, Karen

    2017-03-01

    What part can science education play in the dismantling of obstacles to social justice in rural places? In this Forum contribution, I use "Learning in and about Rural Places: Connections and Tensions Between Students' Everyday Experiences and Environmental Quality Issues in their Community"(Zimmerman and Weible 2016) to explicitly position rural education as a project of social justice that seeks full participatory parity for rural citizens. Fraser's (2009) conceptualization of social justice in rural education requires attention to the just distribution of resources, the recognition of the inherent capacities of rural people, and the right to equal participation in democratic processes that lead to opportunities to make decisions affecting local, regional, and global lives. This Forum piece considers the potential of place-based science education to contribute to this project.

  1. Beneficios socioeconómicos al utilizar plástico en el cultivo del melón (Cucumis melo L. en el municipio Miranda del estado Zulia

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    Juan Carlos Nava

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se condujo un experimento con la finalidad de determinar los beneficios socioeconómicos al utilizar plástico en el cultivo del melón (Cucumis melo L. en la comunidad de Villa Hermosa del Municipio Miranda, estado Zulia en el segundo semestre del año 2008. Se determinaron los costos de producción por hectárea, ingresos, número de aplicaciones de agroquímicos, utilización de mano de obra, días de germinación de las plántulas y masa fresca acumulada. En un área de 2 hectáreas con riego por goteo, se cultivaron plantas de melón híbrido Ovación. Se determinaron dos tratamientos, uno con la utilización del acolchado plástico y el otro sin el uso del plástico. El ensayo se condujo como un experimento de bloques al azar, cada unidad experimental estuvo constituida por 20 plantas seleccionadas al azar. Las evaluaciones se realizaron semanalmente. El análisis estadístico detectó diferencias entre los tratamientos evaluados para la variable masa fresca acumulada, el mayor valor de esta variable se obtuvo con el uso del acolchado plástico (1,67 Kg, cuando no se utilizó plástico fue de 0.80 Kg. Las plántulas germinaron en campo a los tres días para los dos tratamientos, por lo que el plástico no influyó en la germinación. Los productores obtienen mejores ingresos por hectárea (17.704 Bs F en cada ciclo, con menor número de aplicaciones de agroquímicos (10, viéndose menos expuestos al contacto con los productos y utilizando menor cantidad de personal, siendo una alternativa en cuanto al problema existente en el municipio Miranda de escasez de mano de obra.

  2. Beneficios de la terapia con hidroxiúrea en niños con anemia de células falciformes = Benefits of hidroxyurea therapy in children with sickle cell disease

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    Donado Gómez, Jorge Hernando

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: describir la toxicidad y los beneficios de la hidroxiúrea (HU en el tratamiento de niños con anemia de células falciformes (ACF.Materiales y métodos: estudio observacional descriptivo-retrospectivo de pacientes con ACF tratados con HU en el Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe (HPTU de Medellín, Colombia, entre mayo de 2004 y septiembre de 2009. Se trató con este medicamento a 16 pacientes menores de 15 años, 11 de ellos (68,8% de sexo masculino. Todos los pacientes tenían anemia falciforme (Hb SS. Las variables se estudiaron antes y después del inicio de la HU. Resultados: se encontró una media de crisis dolorosas por ACF de 3,31 antes y 1,13 después de la HU (p = 0,006; la media de la necesidad de transfundir glóbulos rojos fue de 2,69 antes y 0,75 después (p = 0,112; los episodios de síndrome torácico agudo (STA tuvieron una media de 0,19 antes y 0,13 después (p = 0,705; la media de la necesidad de hospitalización por ACF fue de 1,94 antes y 1,06 después de la HU (p = 0,155. Un paciente (6,3% presentó toxicidad hematológica y dos (12,5% tuvieron toxicidad hepática, pero no hubo casos de toxicidad renal; tres pacientes (18,8% presentaron accidentes cerebrovasculares. No se encontraron neoplasias. Conclusión: la HU redujo significativamente la frecuencia de crisis dolorosas en los pacientes con ACF. La toxicidad fue en general aceptable. Se requieren estudios prospectivos, multicéntricos, doble ciego, controlados con placebo, para definir el papel de la HU en pacientes pediátricos.

  3. Rural and historical tourism in Dobrogea

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    Sima, Elena

    2014-01-01

    By its geographical location, the rural area from Dobrudgea has a diversified tourism potential, provided by the contrasting natural environmental factors, ranging from the oldest to the youngest relief units, natural protected areas, balneary resources and cultural, historical, religious sites, as well as multicultural local customs and traditions of the rural area. This potential can be used under various forms in the rural area: cultural tourism, historical tourism, religious tourism, e...

  4. Rural and historical tourism in Dobrugea

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    2014-01-01

    By its geographical location, the rural area from Dobrudgea has a diversified tourism potential, provided by the contrasting natural environmental factors, ranging from the oldest to the youngest relief units, natural protected areas, balneary resources and cultural, historical, religious sites, as well as multicultural local customs and traditions of the rural area. This potential can be used under various forms in the rural area: cultural tourism, historical tourism, religious tourism, ecot...

  5. Changing leadership and rural power structure

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    Mozumdar, L.; Ali, R.N; Farid, K.S; Kabir, M.S

    2008-01-01

    The present study attempts to assess the nature of changes occurred in the leadership pattern of rural power structure in Bangladesh. A complete household survey of Sutiakhali Namapara village in Sadar Upazila of Mymensingh district was undertaken to identify rural leaders. Among 92 households, a total of 18 leaders were identified by using the positional, the reputational, and the issue participation approach. The information about the changing aspects of rural power structure and the leader...

  6. National Centre of Rural Medicine in Norway: a bridge from rural practice to the academy.

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    Aaraas, I J; Swensen, E

    2008-01-01

    Rural medical practice in Norway has an honourable 400 year history, but this has diminished since the end of World War II. Despite official intention to support a decentralised population, rural and remote populations have continuously reduced in Norway over the last 10 years. A consequence of the accompanying reduction in rural and remote GP services has been a distinct reduction in opportunities for medical student and intern placements. In 1999 the University of Tromso implemented some projects to stimulate rural medical practice, funded by the government. This culminated in the 2007 foundation of the Norwegian National Centre of Rural Medicine (NCRM) in Tromso. A key challenge of the NCRM is to identify factors that influence young doctors to choose rural careers. This is reflected in the three concurrent aims or perspectives of the NCRM: (1) to bridge the gap between the academy and rural medical practice (the principal perspective); (2) to promote research, education and networking among rural health professionals (the operational perspective); and (3) to contribute to the recruitment, stability and quality of rural health care (the political perspective). The NCRM has had a number of achievements that include a publication that provides a narrative perspective on rural practice, the role of the rural doctor, and how rural culture and context influence proper clinical decision-making. Another achievement is a professional development and research program that has been successful in fostering a number of major studies, and led to the formation of a supportive PhD research group. The NCRM has also facilitated networking between rural practitioners and academics, at conferences and via its rural doctor website, and promoted cooperative international activities. In these ways the NCRM has fostered the transformation of rural doctors' experience into theory to enhance medical knowledge, begun to redress the balance between community- and hospital-based services

  7. Rural and Urban Manufacturing Workers: Similar Problems, Similar Challenges: Results of the ERS Rural Manufacturing Survey

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    Low skill levels among rural workers put rural manufacturing at a competitive disadvantage, according to the "skills shortage" theory. Data from the ERS Rural Manufacturing Survey, conducted in 1996, suggest that is not happening. Skill requirements are rising, but manufacturers who reported major problems finding workers with specific skills were relatively rare, among both rural and urban firms. Moreover, the most common problem was in finding reliable workers with an acceptable work attitu...

  8. Estimating the health and economic benefits associated with reducing air pollution in the Barcelona metropolitan area (Spain Estimación de los beneficios en salud y económicos asociados a la reducción de la contaminación atmosférica en el área metropolitana de Barcelona (España

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    Laura Pérez

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    Full Text Available Objectives: To estimate the health and economic benefits that would result from two scenarios of improved air quality in 57 municipalities of the metropolitan area of Barcelona. Methods: We used attributable fractions and life tables to quantify the benefits for selected health outcomes, based on published concentration-response functions and economic unit values. The mean weighted concentration of PM10 for the study population was estimated through concentration surface maps developed by the local government. Results: The annual mean health benefits of reducing the mean PM10 exposure estimated for the population in the study area (50µg/m³ to the annual mean value recommended by the World Health Organization (20µg/m³ were estimated to be 3,500 fewer deaths (representing an average increase in life expectancy of 14 months, 1,800 fewer hospitalizations for cardio-respiratory diseases, 5,100 fewer cases of chronic bronchitis among adults, 31,100 fewer cases of acute bronchitis among children, and 54,000 fewer asthma attacks among children and adults. The mean total monetary benefits were estimated to be 6,400 million euros per year. Reducing PM10 to comply with the current European Union regulatory annual mean level (40µg/m³ would yield approximately one third of these benefits. Conclusions: This study shows that reducing air pollution in the metropolitan area of Barcelona would result in substantial health and economic benefits. The benefits are probably underestimated due to the assumptions made in this study. Assessment of the health impact of local air pollution is a useful tool in public health.Objetivos: Se presenta una estimación de los beneficios para la salud y económicos de dos escenarios de mejora de la calidad del aire ambiental en 57 municipios del área metropolitana de Barcelona. Métodos: Usando fracciones atribuibles y tablas de vida, se cuantificaron los beneficios para los indicadores de salud seleccionados basándose en

  9. Sustaining the Entrepreneurship in Rural Tourism Development

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    Norhafiza Md Sharif

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Entrepreneurs play an important role in sustaining rural tourism and formulation of sustainable strategies being the initiators of the tourism business and the engine of the local development. Therefore, it is necessary to stimulate the development of entrepreneurial activities for the recovery of rural tourism potential and regional traditions, maintaining local employment growth and increase living standards in line with identifies needs and priorities of regional human resources development. This article aims to discuss the involvement of local communities in development of rural tourism entrepreneurship as well as addressing the issue of entrepreneurship in rural tourism.

  10. Lessons on rural development, challenges and approaches

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    Absalón Machado

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available For 25 years, Colombia implemented a rural development policy according to models adopted in Latin America since the 1960s. That policy advanced progressively toward decentralized and participatory development and it also moved forward to new concept of rural territorial development. Nevertheless, the Integrated Rural Development Program - IRD, turned into a Co-financing Fund, due to several reasons, ended during the second half of the 1990s. The change of protectionist policies towards deregulation, political cooptation of the program and the weak State capacities to replacing the IRD with other alternatives to stabilize rural societies contributed to the disappearance of the policy.

  11. Municipal service provision in rural communities

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    EU policies for rural development stress the importance of investments rather than subsidies and aim at integrating different sectoral policies in order to improve the coherence and effectiveness of public expenditure. Policies also emphasize a place-based approach for rural development and thereby...... setting a competitive framework for local development. Rural municipalities are challenged due to demographic changes and population decline and consequently need to adjust municipal services. In this respect it is stressed that service provision need be linked to strategic planning based on urban...... municipalities can plan strategically, manage service provision and support place bound potential in rural communities in light of a competitive framework for local development....

  12. Rural Design Ethics Based on Four Dimensions

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    Zhang, Jiaxin; Zhu, Li

    2017-12-01

    China has a large rural area with a large population, whose architectural features, natural landscape, organizational structure and industrial structure are very different from that of cities. In the past, the contradictory between city and rural areas in China had negative effects on rural construction, resulting in a slow development. The excessive focus on city design has led to the neglect of rural design. Blindly using the concept and method of city design to renewed the countryside is a kind of destruction to the countryside, and also wastes a lot of construction resources. Design is influenced by ethical concepts, which needs to pay more attention to the culture tendency and society. Urban design makes theoretical investigation aiming at the ethical questions that emerged from city, then summarizes the design strategies of the city. While Chinese rural design has only begun to enter people’s horizon, and there is very little discussion about it. Due to the lack of ethical value guidance, Chinese rural design and construction has many problems at different levels of ecology, culture and industry. Therefore this paper primarily explores the domestic and foreign design ethics, attempting to provide a new perspective for Chinese rural design, aiming at finding a realistic and forward-looking solution for Chinese rural design concerning to the complex relation between city and rural areas.

  13. Coping with Rural Poverty: Economic Survival and Moral Capital in Rural America

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    Sherman, Jennifer

    2006-01-01

    The experience of rural poverty is in many ways unique from that of urban poverty. In the rural setting, social cohesion creates pressure on the poor to behave in ways that are consistent with local values. This paper, based on qualitative research done in an isolated, rural Northern California community, argues that in this setting the survival…

  14. Constructing and Reconstructing the "Rural School Problem": A Century of Rural Education Research

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    Biddle, Catharine; Azano, Amy Price

    2016-01-01

    This chapter examines 100 years of rural education research in the context of the demographic, migratory, economic, and social changes that have affected rural America in the past century. The authors conducted a systematic review of the literature on rural teacher recruitment, retention, and training as a case study to examine the constancy and…

  15. The Restructuring of Local Government in Rural Regions: A Rural Development Perspective

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    Douglas, D.J.A.

    2005-01-01

    Rural development is a multidimensional phenomenon. The political dimension, relating as it does to power, resources, accountability, priorities and choice, is a pivotal aspect of rural development. Local government is often the centrepiece of rural political systems. Interventions to reconfigure local government are therefore quintessentially…

  16. Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Comparing Rural and Non-Rural Communities

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    Mello, Maria P.; Urbano, Richard C.; Goldman, Samantha E.; Hodapp, Robert M.

    2016-01-01

    This study compared service use for families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who live in rural vs. non-rural areas. Participants were 415 caregivers of children with ASD, of whom 101 (23.7%) lived in rural areas of a southeastern state. Participants completed an online survey regarding access and quality of different services. For…

  17. 'Going rural': driving change through a rural medical education innovation.

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    Van Schalkwyk, S C; Bezuidenhout, J; Conradie, H H; Fish, T; Kok, N J; Van Heerden, B H; de Villiers, M R

    2014-01-01

    Medical education across the globe is in a state of flux influenced by a number of drivers for change. In response, institutions are seeking to re-align their curricula to address the prevailing imperatives. Against this backdrop, the training of practitioners for practice in rural communities was identified as an educational priority, and led to the establishment of a rural clinical school (RCS) within a Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in South Africa in 2011. This article describes the students' experiences in the first year that this innovative educational model was implemented and explores the extent to which it influenced their thinking and practice. A qualitative, formative evaluation study of the first year of implementation was undertaken. Data was generated from in-depth interviews. This article focuses on individual interviews conducted with the eight students at the RCS, which explored their experiences during a year-long clerkship. Transcripts of interviews were thematically analysed. Four themes emerged from the analysis: a learning experience that differed from what was experienced at the tertiary training hospital, an enabling clinical environment in the district and regional hospital, the positive role played by the specialists, and the influence of the community immersion. Underlying all of the responses was the building of relationships over time both with supervisors and with patients. Evident from the responses was that students' confidence in their clinical skills and decision-making abilities was heightened while their approaches to their own learning were enhanced. To respond to the call for educational reform and a heightened awareness of social realities, innovative approaches to the training of medical students, such as those adopted at the RCS, are indicated. It is argued that the learning facilitated by these rural medical education models has the potential to offer learning experiences that can lead to transformation through a

  18. Nurse Practitioner Autonomy and Satisfaction in Rural Settings.

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    Spetz, Joanne; Skillman, Susan M; Andrilla, C Holly A

    2017-04-01

    Rural primary care shortages may be alleviated if more nurse practitioners (NPs) practiced there. This study compares urban and rural primary care NPs (classified by practice location in urban, large rural, small rural, or isolated small rural areas) using descriptive analysis of the 2012 National Sample Survey of NPs. A higher share of rural NPs worked in states without physician oversight requirements, had a DEA (drug enforcement administration) number, hospital admitting privileges, and billed using their own provider identifier. Rural NPs more often reported they were fully using their NP skills, practicing to the fullest extent of the legal scope of practice, satisfied with their work, and planning to stay in their jobs. We found lower per capita NP supply in rural areas, but the proportion in primary care increased with rurality. To meet rural primary care needs, states should support rural NP practice, in concert with support for rural physician practice.

  19. 78 FR 17418 - Rural Health Information Technology Network Development Grant

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    ... award under the Rural Health Information Technology Network Development Grant (RHITND) to Grace... relinquishing its fiduciary responsibilities for the Rural Health Information Technology Network Development... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Rural Health Information Technology Network...

  20. Evaluation of sustainable rural tourism development in Serbia

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Serbian rural tourism face a growing number of challenges. A competitive Serbian rural economy requires a balance between agricultural production, other economic activities, environmental protection and social development. Rural development has focuset on improving agricultural competitiveness consolidating land, improvingmarket orientation, and developing economic infrastructure. Rural tourism is seen as one of the aspects of sustainable economic growth of the four rural areas in Serbia. The paper gives an evaluation of rural tourism development in Serbia through rural tourism product and rural tourism clusters prioritizing. Rural tourism is highlighted as one possible solution for the poor rural areas development. It is seen as an instrument for revitalization of the rural space and for the increasing of their attractiveness.Leisure, recreation and tourism in rural areas are perspectives of a new approach in which society is changing from the concern of production to concern of consumption.

  1. Rural public transportation technologies : user needs and applications

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    1998-09-01

    Rural Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) have the ability to meet the needs of travelers in and through rural areas as well as the needs of agencies responsible for the operation and maintenance of rural transportation systems. To assist in the...

  2. Plaadid / Immo Mihkelson

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    Mihkelson, Immo, 1959-

    2004-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest Gretchen Wilson "Here For The Party", A Bossa Eletrica "Eletrificacao", "Liinatuuraq", The Temptations "Legacy", Mike & The Mechanics+Paul Carrack "Rewired", Pauline London "Quiet Skies"

  3. DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF RURAL POPULATIONS IN VOJVODINA AS A FACTOR OF RURAL ECONOMY DIVERSIFICATION

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    Rodić, Vesna; Bošnjak, Danica; Janković, Dejan; Karapandžin, Jelena

    2013-01-01

    It has long been clear that rural economy involves not only agriculture, but all human, social, natural and material resources in rural areas. Human resources are of particular importance since limitations in human capital may limit the use of other resources and could be (and often they are) a ‘bottleneck’ of rural development. Serbia is characterised by the long-lasting lack of a viable and high-quality labour force in rural areas. That makes the inclusion of the rural population in the wid...

  4. Rural migration in southern Nevada

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    Mosser, D.; Soden, D.L.

    1993-08-01

    This study reviews the history of migration in two rural counties in Southern Nevada. It is part of a larger study about the impact of a proposed high-level nuclear waste repository on in- and out-migration patterns in the state. The historical record suggests a boom and bust economic cycle has predominated in the region for the past century creating conditions that should be taken into account by decision makers when ascertaining the long-term impacts of the proposed repository.

  5. 75 FR 19353 - Notice of Funding Availability: Rural Development Voucher Program

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    2010-04-14

    ... Rural Housing Service Notice of Funding Availability: Rural Development Voucher Program AGENCY: Rural Housing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of Rural Development Voucher Program Availability SUMMARY: This... a demonstration Rural Development Voucher Program, as authorized under Section 542 of the Housing...

  6. ON THE EMPIRICAL FINDING OF A HIGHER RISK OF POVERTY IN RURAL AREAS: IS RURAL RESIDENCE ENDOGENOUS TO POVERTY?

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    Fisher, Monica G.

    2004-01-01

    Includes: On the Empirical Finding of a Higher Risk of Poverty in Rural Areas: Is Rural Residence Endogenous to Poverty?:COMMENT, by Thomas A. Hirschl; On the Empirical Finding of a Higher Risk of Poverty in Rural Areas: Is Rural Residence Endogenous to Poverty?: REPLY, by Monica Fisher. Research shows people are more likely to be poor in rural versus urban America. Does this phenomenon partly reflect that people who choose rural residence have unmeasured attributes related to human impoveris...

  7. The Effects of Rural-Urban Migration on Rural Communities of Southeastern Nigeria

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    Chukwuedozie K. Ajaero

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper examined the effects of rural-urban migration on the rural communities of Southeastern Nigeria. Data were obtained using mixed methods approach comprising questionnaire surveys and key informant interviews. Six rural local government areas (LGAs were selected based on population size and spatial equity from two states of Southeastern Nigeria. From each of the rural LGAs, fifty migrant-sending households were sampled for the study. Multiple regression and hierarchical cluster analyses were used to estimate and categorize the effects of rural-urban migration due to remittances and community projects executed by the rural-urban migrants, respectively. In addition, the Chi-square and Kruskal-Wallis tests were utilized in prioritizing areas for development interventions in the rural communities. The regression analysis shows that rural-urban migration contributes significantly towards the development of their rural communities through monetary remittances and the involvement of the rural-urban migrants in community development projects. Based on the findings, recommendations such as initiation of development projects based on the identified needs of each of the rural communities to augment the effects of migration in the study area are made.

  8. Energy Consumption in Rural China: Analysis of Rural Living Energy in Beijing

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    Yang, Yu; Yifang, Liu; Wei, Zhu

    2017-08-01

    Under the pressure of climate change and international carbon reduction targets, long-neglected rural energy consumption needs to be given high priority. China’s rural energy consumption structure is in the transition from non-commercial to commercial sources, and rural energy has become a key determinant to slow down the carbon emission growth. This paper systematically calibrates the current situation of rural energy consumption in Beijing by using the survey data of 1866 households in 13 districts and counties in Beijing based on the trend of energy supply and demand change in China. To this end, the paper combines rural policy measures to assess the pressure on coal-burning and clean energy supply trends, puts forward the rural energy structure adjustment path, with a view to promoting the use of clean energy in rural areas and reduce the environmental consequences of coal-burning.

  9. A targeted rural postgraduate education programme - linking rural doctors across New Zealand and into the Pacific.

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    Blattner, Katharina; Nixon, Garry; Gutenstein, Marc; Davey, Emma

    2017-11-01

    This article describes the University of Otago Rural Postgraduate medical programme, established in 2002 to provide a targeted rural education option for medical practitioners working in rural and remote areas of New Zealand. With both faculty and participants dispersed throughout New Zealand and the Cook Islands embedded in day to day rural clinical practice, this programme uniquely reflects the national and international clinical networks it has been developed to support. It now provides the academic component of two vocational training programmes: the New Zealand Rural Hospital Medicine Training Programme and The Cook Islands General Practice Training Programme. We describe the journey the Rural Postgraduate programme has taken over the last decade: the opportunities, learnings and challenges. The programme is continuing to expand and is creating a growing community of rural and remote practitioners throughout New Zealand and the Pacific.

  10. Do rural regions benefit from entrepreneurship?

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    Müller, Sabine

    2012-01-01

    This article is about the interplay between rural context and entrepreneurial activity, and its effects on regional development. It focuses on some of the long-term socio-economic benefits entrepreneurship generates in rural regions that go beyond economic growth and job creation....

  11. Rural Poverty & Education: A Foundational Perspective.

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    In 1991, after 25 workers died in a fire in a rural North Carolina poultry-processing plant, reporters exposed the exploitation that workers had endured and the company's callous disregard for workers' safety. This paper draws on the story of the fire and its victims to challenge some popular assumptions about poverty in general; rural poverty in…

  12. Rural Entrepreneurship in Nigeria: Lessons From Scientific ...

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    This article focussed on the lessons that can be garnered from the tenets of Scientific Management. We undertook an X-ray of the tenets of Scientific Management and how these tenets can be adopted to ensure the success of emerging entrepreneurs in the rural areas. Many rural entrepreneurs fail within a short period of ...

  13. Reinventing Rural Sociology: Processes and Substance.

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    Zuiches, James J.

    1994-01-01

    Notes changes in the social contract between society and land grant universities and resulting implications for rural sociology's research, teaching, and extension agenda. Traces the legislative, academic, and social contexts of these changes. Suggests new organizational and networking strategies for rural sociology that will foster new…

  14. Rural Practitioners' Involvement in Response to Intervention

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    Cahill, Susan M.; McGuire, Beatriz; Krumdick, Nathaniel D.; Lee, Michelle M.

    2015-01-01

    Objective: This study describes perceived levels of involvement in school-based Response to Intervention (RtI) initiatives as reported by occupational therapy (OT) practitioners from different types of communities (i.e., rural, suburban, and urban). In addition, it identifies differences among practice patterns of rural OT practitioners, compared…

  15. Examining Success Factors for Sustainable Rural Development ...

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    This collaborative project will examine the role the Integrated Co-operative Model can play in reducing poverty and promoting development in rural African communities. Specifically, it aims to add to the knowledge of how to improve livelihoods and reduce poverty in a sustainable way in rural communities. It will strive to: ...

  16. Economies of Scale and Rural Schools.

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    Tholkes, Robert J.; Sederberg, Charles H.

    1990-01-01

    Economies of scale frequently have been advanced as a rationale for rural school consolidation. This article defines the economies of scale principle; describes its application to public education; and reviews selected studies, 1959-86, from a rural education perspective. Notes the possible overstatement of economics of scale in some studies.…

  17. Rural women's awareness about environmental education | Akoroda ...

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    Rural women's awareness about environmental education. ... Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria ... Awareness level concerning environmental issues was generally high, which suggested that rural women appreciate their environment since they are conversant with the issue of environment and possibly the ...

  18. Eastern Africa Journal of Rural Development

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    The Eastern Africa Journal of Rural Development (EAJRD) is now going to be jointly published by the Ugandan Agricultural Economics Association - a professional body for Agricultural Economists and those interested in agricultural economics and rural development issues - and the Department of Agricultural Economics ...

  19. Eastern Africa Journal of Rural Development: Submissions

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    Author Guidelines. The Eastern Africa Journal of Rural Development (EAJRD) is now going to be jointly published by the Ugandan Agricultural Economics Association - a professional body for Agricultural Economists and those interested in agricultural economics and rural development issues - and the Department of ...

  20. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development

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    The International Journal of Agricultureand Rural Development (IJARD) is an International Journal designed to provide information in the areas of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics. The main aim is to disseminate information resulting from the research experience of Scientists working in all the fields ...

  1. Broadband provision to underprivileged rural communities

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    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Providing access to remote rural areas presents a unique set of technical and non-technical challenges. These challenges are key issues that arise when deploying wireless networks to remote rural areas in developing countries; long distances between...

  2. Rural Adolescent Loneliness and Coping Strategies.

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    Woodward, John C.; Frank, Barbara D.

    1988-01-01

    Investigated loneliness of rural Nebraskan adolescents (n=387)) in relation to aspects of their self-esteem. Gathered data using the Loneliness Inventory (Woodward, 1967), Bachman's (1970) Self Esteem Scale, and Coping Strategies Inventory (Woodward, 1987). Results indicated that rural adolescents had extremely high loneliness scores and that 10…

  3. Research in Rural Issues: An Annotated Bibliography.

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    Jones, Warren, Ed.

    To facilitate research on rural issues, a task force composed of prominent rural residents and experts from universities in Illinois prepared this bibliography. Several thousand books, research reports, commission papers, government reports, and journal articles--most published after 1980--are listed in this bibliography. While focused on…

  4. Rural women's attitude towards their children's education ...

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    The study investigated rural women's attitude towards their children education. Data was collected with the aid f structured questionnaire from 89 rural women in Ohaji/Egbema Local government area of Imo State. Data analysis was by the use of frequency and percentage. Findings of the study showed that a greater ...

  5. Rural Idaho Family Physicians' Scope of Practice

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    Baker, Ed; Schmitz, David; Epperly, Ted; Nukui, Ayaka; Miller, Carissa Moffat

    2010-01-01

    Context: Scope of practice is an important factor in both training and recruiting rural family physicians. Purpose: To assess rural Idaho family physicians' scope of practice and to examine variations in scope of practice across variables such as gender, age and employment status. Methods: A survey instrument was developed based on a literature…

  6. 78 FR 76257 - Rural Call Completion

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    2013-12-17

    ... such service offers the capability to place calls to or receive calls from the PSTN. 6. In addition... traffic in response to continued complaints about rural call completion issues from rural associations... Project offering providers the opportunity to test call completion issues identified on calls destined to...

  7. Constraints to Gender Participation in Rural Community ...

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    Abstracted by: EBSCOhost, Electronic Journals Service (EJS),. Vol. 20 (1) June, 2016. Google Scholar ... participation to rural community development projects. This will go a long way in helping them know the ... The rural areas are usually grossly neglected as far as development projects and infrastructure are concerned ...

  8. Poverty and Rural Schools. Research Brief

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    Johnston, Howard

    2009-01-01

    Impoverished populations and schools in rural areas face special challenges that are different from other settings. Among these are the distances from social services, the sparse availability of assistance programs, and the shortage of resources to support educational programs and student learning. Rural schools, do, however, have assets that can…

  9. Rural Youth and Multimedia: An Interagency Approach

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    Brumby, Susan; Eversole, Robyn; Scholfield, Kaye; Watt, Leanne

    2007-01-01

    The 10MMM multimedia project began in late 2002 in a rural region of western Victoria and has now entered its second stage. It is an inter-agency initiative intended to decrease the social isolation of rural young people and stimulate the expression of youth "voice" and leadership using multimedia tools. As the process of working with…

  10. Nursing case management: a rural practice model.

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    Stanton, M P; Packa, D

    2001-01-01

    Nursing case management is a blend of individual case- and/or disease-management activities used in urban hospitals or community health settings. The authors propose that in rural communities, a third form of case management is also used. Nursing case management in the rural community has a broader and more diverse scope of practice than nurse case managers practicing in urban settings.

  11. China's rural transformation | IDRC - International Development ...

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    Jul 14, 2011 ... But one of the difficulties facing China is a lack of knowledge over precisely how land use has changed and the impacts on rural workers. This lack of understanding prompted Ho's study of China's rural transformation, being carried out through the University of British Columbia's Centre for Chinese ...

  12. Improving Rural Teachers' Attitudes towards Acceleration

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    Olthouse, Jill M.

    2015-01-01

    Gifted students see both educational benefits and barriers as a result of living in rural communities. Benefits include increased individual attention and community engagement; barriers include limited curricular options (Lawrence, 2009). Acceleration is an option that has positive academic outcomes but is underused, especially in rural areas.…

  13. Promoting Rural Income from Sustainable Aquaculture through ...

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    Sri Lanka is looking toward aquaculture for rural economic diversification and increased food production, especially in the northern and eastern provinces recently liberated from civil ... Knowledge of alternative production options is critical to ensure that aquaculture successfully contributes to sustainable rural livelihoods.

  14. Threats to Funding for Rural Schools.

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    Green, Bernal L.; Schneider, Mary Jo

    1990-01-01

    Rural areas are hard-pressed to finance education, because incomes are lower and fiscal resources are less available. Problems in crop farming, energy mining, and textile manufacturing counties are taking their toll on rural Americans. Because local governments cannot maintain existing services, the time is right to reformulate federal rural…

  15. Obesity and Physical Inactivity in Rural America

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    Patterson, Paul Daniel; Moore, Charity G.; Probst, Janice C.; Shinogle, Judith Ann

    2004-01-01

    Context and Purpose: Obesity and physical inactivity are common in the United States, but few studies examine this issue within rural populations. The present study uses nationally representative data to study obesity and physical inactivity in rural populations. Methods: Data came from the 1998 National Health Interview Survey Sample Adult and…

  16. RURAL COMMUNITIES AND POLICY PARTICIPATION: THE CASE ...

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    Rural communities of Zimbabwe have long been marginalised as evidenced by a large development gap between them and urban communities. The idea of linking lack of development in rural areas with participation in policy making process is vital for many policy makers. This research focused on assessing the roles ...

  17. 17 GLOBALIZATION AND DEEPENING RURAL POVERTY IN ...

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    internationalization in deepening the situation. This is done by conceptualizing poverty ... although what obtains in the rural areas is generally higher in indices. African rural societies especially live ... Live in communities served by bad roads, inadequate water supply, and education and electricity services. • Have small farm ...

  18. Rural Science Education as Social Justice

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    Eppley, Karen

    2017-01-01

    What part can science education play in the dismantling of obstacles to social justice in rural places? In this Forum contribution, I use "Learning in and about Rural Places: Connections and Tensions Between Students' Everyday Experiences and Environmental Quality Issues in their Community" (Zimmerman and Weible 2016) to explicitly…

  19. Transformational Teacher Leadership in Rural Schools

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    Anderson, Kirk David

    2008-01-01

    In this paper, the author explores the rural school context and its teacher leaders as a third transformational leadership prototype adding to Leithwood and Jantzi's (1999) two transformational leadership prototypes of females and new teachers in the elementary school. The author helps illuminate new understanding of rural schools and their highly…

  20. Rural Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Treatment.

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    Ray, JoAnn; Murty, Susan A.

    1990-01-01

    Reviews literature on rural child sexual abuse and treatment. Surveys providers in rural Washington treatment programs. Responses describe agency characteristics, services, delivery problems, and suggested solutions. Reports providers' perceptions of service quality and interagency cooperation. Cites as problems heavy caseloads, lack of staff, and…

  1. Implementing Patient Safety Initiatives in Rural Hospitals

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    Klingner, Jill; Moscovice, Ira; Tupper, Judith; Coburn, Andrew; Wakefield, Mary

    2009-01-01

    Implementation of patient safety initiatives can be costly in time and energy. Because of small volumes and limited resources, rural hospitals often are not included in nationally driven patient safety initiatives. This article describes the Tennessee Rural Hospital Patient Safety Demonstration project, whose goal was to strengthen capacity for…

  2. Rural School Children Picturing Family Life

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    de Lange, Naydene; Olivier, Tilla; Geldenhuys, Johanna; Mitchell, Claudia

    2012-01-01

    Rurality is an active agent and central to the lived experiences of children growing up on a farm and attending a farm school. It is a key to their everyday experiences, and influences family life, schooling and their future. Previous studies elsewhere in the world have explored the notion of childhood in rural contexts, but there is a dearth of…

  3. Lesotho's Rural Development Policy: Objectives and Problems ...

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    Lesotho's rural development policy evolved at the beginning of the second decade of the last century. Initially it was an attempt to shore up the Basotho subsistence economy through efforts directed at protecting the fertility of the soil and to protect animals from diseases. After independence rural development, hitherto an ...

  4. Professional Development for Rural School Assistant Principals

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    Enomoto, Ernestine K.

    2012-01-01

    Given rural school administrators' challenges and the need to support their leadership development, this qualitative study describes how one rural school district delivered professional development through a university-school partnership to prepare its assistant principals for their work. Methods: Eight assistant principals from nine schools…

  5. Spatial analysis of rural land development

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    Seong-Hoon Cho; David H. Newman

    2005-01-01

    This article examines patterns of rural land development and density using spatial econometric models with the application of Geographical Information System (GIS). The cluster patterns of both development and high-density development indicate that the spatially continuous expansions of development and high-density development exist in relatively remote rural areas....

  6. Rural Development within the Context of Development ...

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    Aug 29, 1994 ... Framework, the Comprehensive Rural Development Programme and the Rural. Development Agency, which ...... the poor, speedy service delivery, and visible local government intervention. 60. At the outset of the .... 71 The objective regarding sexism relates to MDG 3 (the promotion of gender equality and.

  7. "Vila Rural": a new example of pluriactivity?

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    Zaar, Miriam Hermi

    2007-01-01

    En este articulo planteamos algunas discusiones sobre las actividades laborales de los participantes en el programa estatal denominado Vila Rural que a partir de 1995 ha representado la aparición de una nueva forma de pluriactividad familiar en el área rural del Estado de Paraná-Brasil.

  8. An integrated perspective on rural regional learning

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    Wellbrock, W.; Roep, D.; Wiskerke, J.S.C.

    2012-01-01

    Regional learning and innovation is a key to promote more resilient, robust and inclusive rural areas. Current analytical frameworks focus on support for knowledge spill-over from academia to industry and sector-oriented learning. The high diversity of actors and activities contributing to rural

  9. Distance Education Use in Rural Schools

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    Hannum, Wallace H.; Irvin, Matthew J.; Banks, Jonathan B.; Farmer, Thomas W.

    2009-01-01

    A national survey of rural school systems in the United States was conducted to determine the extent to which distance education is being utilized by rural schools, the technologies used, the curriculum areas impacted, the perceived needs for distance education, their satisfaction with distance education, and the barriers to distance education…

  10. Meeting the Needs of Rural Women.

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    Alston, Margaret

    This paper examines the gender order that operates in rural areas of Australia, ensuring that women are accorded secondary status, that their contributions are discounted, and that their concerns are trivialized. Women are disadvantaged by patriarchal gender relations that dominate rural society and that are reinforced by ideologies of family and…

  11. Strategies of Integrated Rural Development Adopted by ...

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    integrated rural development process takes place through definite structures and strategies used by local agencies to execute developmental projects in which case the several institutions in the community have hands in any given community project. Introduction. Rural development means a process of social action in.

  12. A rural typology for strategic European policies

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    Eupen, van M.; Metzger, M.J.; Pérez-Soba, M.; Verburg, P.H.; Doorn, van A.M.; Bunce, R.G.H.

    2012-01-01

    The role that the agricultural sector plays in rural areas has considerably changed in the last five decades, and is reflected in a major shift towards multi-dimensional, multi-sectoral land use. Existing European rural typologies are mostly one-dimensional, based on a rather coarse administrative

  13. Promoting Rural Development through Chieftaincy Institutions and ...

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    The study examines the contribution of the District Assembly and Chieftaincy Institution in promoting rural development. The purpose was to provide empirical data on the contribution of the District Assembly and Chieftaincy Institution as stakeholders in the rural development agenda of local government in Ghana. This is ...

  14. Summer Programming in Rural Communities: Unique Challenges

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    Phillips, Ruthellen; Harper, Stacey; Gamble, Susan

    2007-01-01

    During the past several decades, child poverty rates have been higher in rural than in urban areas, and now 2.5 million children live in deep poverty in rural America. Studies indicate that poor children are most affected by the typical "summer slide." Summer programming has the ability to address the issues of academic loss, nutritional…

  15. From rural Colombia to urban alienation

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    Alejandro Valencia Arias

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The relationships between poverty, inequality and conflict exacerbateyouth migration from rural areas. Policymakers need to consider anumber of areas where efforts are needed to address the impact onyoung people – both in the cities and in the rural areas.

  16. Learning Difficulties in English for Rural Learners

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    Singaravelu, G.

    2010-01-01

    The present study illuminates and diagnoses the learning problems of the rural learners in English Grammar at standard VI. Present study may be useful to ameliorate the rural learners for acquiring competencies in English and eliminates the problems of the learners. It paves way to the teachers to diagnose the learning hurdles of the learners and…

  17. Supporting new graduate nurses making the transition to rural nursing practice: views from experienced rural nurses.

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    Lea, Jackie; Cruickshank, Mary

    2015-10-01

    To present the findings from the experienced rural nurse participants of a larger study that explored the transitional experiences of newly graduated nurses making the role transition in rural health care facilities in Australia. There are specific and unique aspects of rural nursing practice that influence the nature and timing of support for new graduate nurses that have not been explored or acknowledged as influencing the new graduate nurses' experience of transition. Specifically, the difficulties and challenges that experienced rural nurses face in providing effective and timely support for new graduate nurses who are making the transition to rural nursing practice is yet to be explored. Using a qualitative case study framework, this study specifically aimed to investigate and describe the nature and timing of support required during the transition to nursing practice that is specific for the rural context and capacity. Individual in-depth interviews were conducted with 16 experienced rural nurses who, at the time of the study, worked with new graduate nurses in the rural practice environment. The findings from this study showed that the provision of timely on-ward support for new graduates making the transition to rural nursing practice is affected and influenced by the skill mix and staffing allocation within the rural environment. As well, there is a lack of awareness by rural nurses of how to meet the on-ward support needs of new graduate nurses. This study has identified the specific and unique aspects of the rural nurse's role and responsibilities for which the new graduate nurse requires incremental learning and intensive clinical support. The findings can be used by rural health services and experienced rural registered nurses to assist in implementing adequate and timely support for new graduate nurses. © 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  18. 'Perimeteritis' and rural health in Manitoba, Canada: perspectives from rural healthcare managers.

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    Ramsey, D; Beesley, K B

    2007-01-01

    Rural areas in many parts of the world are facing issues such as economic restructuring, environmental degradation, aging, and depopulation. These issues impact the health and wellbeing of the people living in rural communities. The purpose of this study was to assess rural healthcare managers' understanding of rural community wellbeing. Specifically, definitions were sought for rural, community, health, wellbeing, and healthy rural community. The research reported in this article is based on a set of interviews with each of the 20 healthcare professionals who either managed healthcare centres or administered specialized programs in the rural health care centres in the Assiniboine Regional Health Authority in southwestern Manitoba, Canada. Capitalizing on the open-ended structure of the interviews, respondents were thoughtful and philosophical in their responses. This produced a rich array of definitions of rural, community, health, wellbeing, and healthy rural community. In doing so, the struggles for rural communities in southwestern Manitoba were highlighted. The findings also illustrated that definitions of health and wellbeing do not fit standard biomedical or health determinant models alone. This study was a follow up to another study that employed focus groups to obtain rural resident perceptions of rural, community, wellbeing, and health in southwestern Manitoba. The study reported on here argued that the specific views of healthcare managers were necessary to further illustrate the complexities in understanding definitions of community and condition. The results are consistent with previous research on this topic in southern Manitoba and the recent literature in that there are no universally accepted definitions of rural, community, wellbeing, or health. Further, the study illustrated that professionals charged with managing healthcare services in rural Manitoba maintain very broad definitions of health and wellbeing. Most significantly, the determinants

  19. Homo Voluntarius and the Rural Idyll

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    Svendsen, Gunnar Lind Haase; Svendsen, Gert Tinggaard

    2016-01-01

    Based on Mancur Olson’s and Robert Putnam’s theories, this article discusses whether it is more difficult to recruit volunteers in urban than in rural areas. We use data from the Danish Rural-Urban Barometer (2011/12), which contains 2000 valid responses from urban and rural respondents. We show...... that, in the case of Denmark, rural dwellers actually do more volunteer work than city dwellers in an environment characterized by relatively more trust and solidarity within the local area. All things being equal, increased urbanisation will therefore in the long run reduce volunteerism and increase...... the relative number of Homo Oeconomicus at the expense of Homo Voluntarius and the rural idyll....

  20. Rural case management: a pilot study.

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    Beaulieu, J E; Hickman, M

    1994-01-01

    The long term goal of this research is to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of home and community-based services for rural long term care clients. Case management has been espoused as one method to improve services. Long term care case management models have been tested in urban areas with good results, but it is not known to what extent these models are applicable to the special circumstances of rural home and community-based care. The purposes of this pilot study are: 1. To describe case management in long term home health care as practiced in rural Kentucky. 2. To analyze case management for factors that promote or impede effective and efficient delivery of long term home health care for older rural Kentuckians. 3. To propose a model appropriate to case management in long term home health care for older rural Americans.

  1. Cluster development in rural areas

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    Zheliazkov Georgi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The interest in creating a base-line for development patterns of clusters and clusters' specific characteristics in rural areas is particularly imposed by certain problems, which manifest themselves in similar degrees and provide a generic pattern in different regions and countries, e.g. depopulation and land abandonment, unemployment level and insufficient access to basic services and infrastructure. Certain development patterns and priorities are identified in the regional development in the old EU-members, while the member states from the Eastern parts are still partially restricted by their economic situation and political instability. This puts forth the concept of the 'integration maturity', which refers to the preparedness of each country and its capability to fully exploit the benefits and the advantages of the integration form (Palánkai, 2003, and is still applicable in terms of the economic convergence level of the new-member states in comparison to the EU-15. This statement is especially relevant to the rural business and development that often remains distant and isolated from capital and sources of information and support. With the consequences of the economic crisis and the ongoing economic instability economists, business experts and social scientists have refined a broad range of techniques for making sense of regional economies and analyzing the public policy implications of their workings. Clusters are therefore often perceived not only as patterns for economic transactions and economic outcomes, but also as social systems and multidisciplinary environmental drivers for change.

  2. NATURE-RURAL SETTLEMENT INTERACTIONS

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    Zehra Eminağaoğlu

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Conservation and management of natural environments are generally brought up upon adverse developments against nature in the humannature interactions. Although individual actions are often considered to be more immediate innatıre-related issuesi ecologic problems tend to spread in time and lead to reginol or even global problems. For this reason, it stands imperative that economic, ecologic and aesthetic values of the environment we live in be protected and used sustainably. Being the scene of nature and the environment landscape signifies the whole with living and nonliving entities where we live in. Dameged and destroyed landscape scenes particularly in urban areas necessitaites the reconsideration of human-nature relations and nature-frendly life style. This study investigates the rural settlements that show harmony with nature and reflects qualities of natural environments on the dwellings. Particularly, with the examples of drawing and pictures it examines the associatiation of rural settlements with nature as well as the use of the green as an occasional or spacial element.

  3. Mexican pharmacies: benefits and risks for border residents in the United States of America and Mexico Farmacias mexicanas: beneficios y riesgos para los residentes de la frontera entre Estados Unidos de América y México

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    Núria Homedes

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To determine the benefits and risks of using Mexican pharmacies by better understanding the sociodemographics and medication needs of pharmacy clients in Ciudad Juárez; and to ascertain the role and expertise of pharmacy clerks and their impact on medication use. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of a convenience sample of 32 pharmacies in Ciudad Juárez conducted in August 2007-January 2008. Medical professionals interviewed 230 pharmacy clients and 25 pharmacy owners and clerks, and observed 152 clerk-client interactions. The cost of the most frequently-purchased medications was compared with pricing at pharmacies in El Paso, Texas, United States. RESULTS: Of the 311 medications purchased, the most frequent were: antibiotics (54, analgesics (49, fixed drug combinations (29, and blood pressure medications (26. Only 38% were purchased with a prescription; 62% of the prescription drugs bought without a prescription were self-prescribed. Many products purchased were of limited therapeutic value, and others could be harmful when used inappropriately. Pharmacy clerks were poorly trained and did not offer appropriate information on drug use; contraindications were never discussed. Contrary to popular perception, some generic drugs were cheaper in the United States than in Mexico. Conflicts of interest were identified that could be leading to over-medication. CONCLUSIONS: While the risks are evident, some uninsured, chronically-ill United States residents may benefit from access to medications previously recommended by a physician, without obtaining a new prescription. The authors suggest five steps for reducing the risks and improving pharmaceutical utilization in the border area.OBJETIVO: Determinar los beneficios y riesgos que supone acudir a farmacias mexicanas mediante una mejor comprensión de los datos sociodemográficos de los clientes de las farmacias de Ciudad Juárez y sus necesidades de medicamentos; y evaluar la función y

  4. Costo-beneficio de un programa preventivo y terapéutico para reducir la deficiencia de hierro en Argentina Cost-benefit of a prevention and treatment program to reduce iron deficiency in Argentina

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    Ignacio Drake

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Estimar los costos directos e indirectos de la deficiencia de hierro (DH y la anemia ferropénica (AF en Argentina y compararlos con los costos de un programa específico para su prevención y tratamiento. MÉTODOS: Análisis de escenario previo (ex ante de la relación costo-beneficio de un programa de prevención y tratamiento de la AF dirigido a todos los niños y las embarazadas pobres y sin cobertura social de Argentina. Las consecuencias económicas de la DH y la AF se estimaron a partir de los costos directos - gastos vinculados a la atención de un parto prematuro - e indirectos - pérdidas en la productividad futura de los niños por su peor desarrollo cognitivo debido a la DH y la menor productividad de los adultos por la AF - mediante la metodología específica desarrollada por The Micronutrient Initiative. Las intervenciones se definieron según las Guías de Práctica Clínica vigentes en Argentina y los costos de los componentes se tomaron de los precios de las licitaciones del Ministerio de Salud de la Nación. RESULTADOS: Cada US$ 1,00 invertido en un programa de prevención y tratamiento de la DH y la AF, con una cobertura de 90% de la población de lactantes y embarazadas pobres sin seguro explícito de salud, representaría un ahorro de US$ 33,40 por la prevención de las pérdidas económicas debidas a estas enfermedades. CONCLUSIÓN: Las intervenciones para enfrentar la DH no solo mejoran significativamente el estado de salud de la población, sino que representan un ahorro considerable de recursos.OBJECTIVES: To estimate the direct and indirect cost of iron deficiency (ID and iron-deficiency anemia (IDA in Argentina and compare it with the cost of a prevention and treatment program. METHODS: Analysis of a prior scenario to gage the relative cost-benefit of an IDA prevention and treatment program for all low-income children and expectant mothers without social coverage/benefits in Argentina. The economic

  5. The rural pipeline to longer-term rural practice: General practitioners and specialists.

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    Marcella M S Kwan

    Full Text Available Rural medical workforce shortage contributes to health disadvantage experienced by rural communities worldwide. This study aimed to determine the regional results of an Australian Government sponsored national program to enhance the Australian rural medical workforce by recruiting rural background students and establishing rural clinical schools (RCS. In particular, we wished to determine predictors of graduates' longer-term rural practice and whether the predictors differ between general practitioners (GPs and specialists.A cross-sectional cohort study, conducted in 2012, of 729 medical graduates of The University of Queensland 2002-2011. The outcome of interest was primary place of graduates' practice categorised as rural for at least 50% of time since graduation ('Longer-term Rural Practice', LTRP among GPs and medical specialists. The main exposures were rural background (RB or metropolitan background (MB, and attendance at a metropolitan clinical school (MCS or the Rural Clinical School for one year (RCS-1 or two years (RCS-2.Independent predictors of LTRP (odds ratio [95% confidence interval] were RB (2.10 [1.37-3.20], RCS-1 (2.85 [1.77-4.58], RCS-2 (5.38 [3.15-9.20], GP (3.40 [2.13-5.43], and bonded scholarship (2.11 [1.19-3.76]. Compared to being single, having a metropolitan background partner was a negative predictor (0.34 [0.21-0.57]. The effects of RB and RCS were additive-compared to MB and MCS (Reference group: RB and RCS-1 (6.58[3.32-13.04], RB and RCS-2 (10.36[4.89-21.93]. Although specialists were less likely than GPs to be in LTRP, the pattern of the effects of rural exposures was similar, although some significant differences in the effects of the duration of RCS attendance, bonded scholarships and partner's background were apparent.Among both specialists and GPs, rural background and rural clinical school attendance are independent, duration-dependent, and additive, predictors of longer-term rural practice. Metropolitan

  6. Creating a new rural pharmacy workforce: Development and implementation of the Rural Pharmacy Health Initiative.

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    Scott, Mollie Ashe; Kiser, Stephanie; Park, Irene; Grandy, Rebecca; Joyner, Pamela U

    2017-12-01

    An innovative certificate program aimed at expanding the rural pharmacy workforce, increasing the number of pharmacists with expertise in rural practice, and improving healthcare outcomes in rural North Carolina is described. Predicted shortages of primary care physicians and closures of critical access hospitals are expected to worsen existing health disparities. Experiential education in schools and colleges of pharmacy primarily takes place in academic medical centers and, unlike experiential education in medical schools, rarely emphasizes the provision of patient care in rural U.S. communities, where chronic diseases are prevalent and many residents struggle with poverty and poor access to healthcare. To help address these issues, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy developed the 3-year Rural Pharmacy Health Certificate program. The program curriculum includes 4 seminar courses, interprofessional education and interaction with medical students, embedding of each pharmacy student into a specific rural community for the duration of training, longitudinal ambulatory care practice experiences, community engagement initiatives, leadership training, development and implementation of a population health project, and 5 pharmacy practice experiences in rural settings. The Rural Pharmacy Health Certificate program at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy seeks to transform rural pharmacy practice by creating a pipeline of rural pharmacy leaders and teaching a unique skillset that will be beneficial to healthcare systems, communities, and patients. Copyright © 2017 by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. Rural temperament and character: a new perspective on retention of rural doctors.

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    Eley, Diann; Young, Louise; Shrapnel, Marilyn

    2008-02-01

    This exploratory study serves as a starting point to establish a psychobiological profile for rural GPs. The overall aim is to describe how individual levels and combinations of temperament (mildly heritable) and character (influenced by sociocultural learning) traits allow GPs to flourish or fail in rural medicine. In a mixed-method study, 13 rural GPs (rural and remote metropolitan areas 5-7, minimum 7 years of experience) from Central/Southern Queensland, Australia completed the Temperament and Character Inventory-R140 to identify the intensity of the seven basic dimensions of temperament and character. These are novelty seeking, harm avoidance, reward dependence, persistence, self-directedness, cooperativenes and self-transcendence. Semistructured interviews provided in-depth information on what brought them to and kept them in rural practice. Preliminary results show that our sample of rural GPs are highly self directed, caring, cooperative, objective and persistent. Individual variations occur in the temperament dimensions of harm avoidance, novelty seeking and reward dependence. In particular, GPs who intended to leave rural practice due to dissatisfaction had significantly higher harm avoidance (F = 23.74; P career, and might provide a greater understanding of rural doctors. This information could provide a basis for counselling of students with an interest in rural medicine and for informing policy on appropriate initiatives for rural GPs and the communities they serve.

  8. Chiropractic use, healthcare expenditures, and rural and non-rural health outcomes for individuals with arthritis

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    Enyinnaya, Ekele I.; Anderson, Joel G.; Merwin, Elizabeth I.; Taylor, Ann Gill

    2012-01-01

    Objective Arthritis is considered the leading cause of disability among adults in the U.S. today and contributes substantially to the rising cost of healthcare. Residents of rural areas are especially affected. The purpose of this paper is to describe chiropractic use by rural and non-rural individuals with arthritis and to identify differences in other healthcare utilization and health status by those using chiropractic care plus conventional care or conventional care alone. Methods A longitudinal cohort from Panel 12 (n = 12,440) of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) spanning 2007–2008 was selected for this study to represent changes in healthcare expenditures and utilization, and outcomes throughout this period. The population was stratified by self-reported physician-diagnosed arthritis and rural status and compared across demographics, health status, and healthcare utilization and expenditures, including use of chiropractic services plus conventional care or conventional care alone. Results Twice as many rural people with arthritis had one or more visits with a doctor of chiropractic compared to non-rural arthritis people. More rural chiropractic users with arthritis reported their perceived health status as excellent, very good, or good compared to non-rural chiropractic users with arthritis and to rural arthritis people who reported no chiropractic visits. Healthcare expenditures for other physician services were higher among rural chiropractic users with arthritis than non-rural users with arthritis. Conclusions Differences in chiropractic utilization were observed between rural and non-rural individuals with arthritis. More studies are needed to investigate these differences and the impact on healthcare utilization and expenditures and outcomes of individuals with arthritis. PMID:22951269

  9. Rural women veterans demographic report: defining VA users' health and health care access in rural areas.

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    Brooks, Elizabeth; Dailey, Nancy; Bair, Byron; Shore, Jay

    2014-01-01

    While many women choose to live in rural areas after retiring from active military duty, a paucity of studies examine rural women veterans' health care needs. This report is the first of its kind to describe the population demographics and health care utilization of rural female veteran patients enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Using the National Patient Care Datasets (n = 327,785), we ran adjusted regression analyses to examine service utilization between (1) urban and rural and (2) urban and highly rural women veterans. Rural and highly rural women veterans were older and more likely to be married than their urban counterparts. Diagnostic rates were generally similar between groups for several mental health disorders, hypertension, and diabetes, with the exception of nonposttraumatic stress anxiety that was significantly lower for highly rural women veterans. Rural and highly rural women veterans were less likely to present to the VA for women's specific care than urban women veterans; highly rural women veterans were less likely to present for mental health care compared to urban women veterans. Among the users of primary care, mental health, women's specific, and all outpatient services, patients' annual utilization rates were similar. Improved service options for women's specific care and mental health visits may help rural women veterans access care. Telehealth technologies and increased outreach, perhaps peer-based, should be considered. Other recommendations for VA policy and planning include increasing caregiver support options, providing consistency for mental health services, and revising medical encounter coding procedures. © 2013 National Rural Health Association.

  10. Changes in Veterinary Students' Attitudes Toward the Rural Environment and Rural Veterinary Practice: A Longitudinal Cohort Study.

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    Hashizume, Cary T; Woloschuk, Wayne; Hecker, Kent G

    2015-01-01

    There is a paucity of research regarding veterinary students' attitudes toward the rural environment and rural veterinary practice and how these attitudes might change over the course of a veterinary medicine program that includes rural clinical experience. Using a 23-item questionnaire, attitudes toward rural lifestyle, rural work-life balance, opportunities for career and skill development in rural veterinary practice, and inter-professional teamwork in the rural environment were assessed at the beginning and completion of a four-year veterinary medicine program. Eighty-six students (74.4% female) were included in this Canadian study over a six-year period. Thirty-one participants (36.1%) were rural students. Overall, students' attitudes toward the rural lifestyle, rural work-life balance, and inter-professional teamwork in rural veterinary practice all significantly decreased (pworking in a rural environment could influence students to exclude rural veterinary practice as a career choice. Rural clinical experiences designed to sustain or increase veterinary student interest in rural practice may not be sufficient to support positive rural attitudes. Given the demand for rural veterinary services in developed countries, the implications of this study may extend beyond Canada.

  11. Rural Enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplaces.

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    Barker, Abigail R; McBride, Timothy D; Kemper, Leah M; Mueller, Keith J

    2015-07-01

    Our previous analysis of 2015 Health Insurance Marketplace (HIM) data on plan availability and premiums in comparison to 2014 showed only modest premium increases in many rural areas and increased firm participation in most areas. To determine whether HIM enrollment also shows a positive trend, we analyzed county-level HIM enrollment data for 2015 by geographic categories, population density, premium, and firm participation, comparing enrollment outcomes in rural places to those in urban places. Key Findings. (1) In the Northeast, Midwest, and West census regions, estimated enrollment rates in rural (micropolitan and noncore) counties were similar to estimated rates in urban counties, while in the South, rural rates lagged behind urban rates. (2) Estimated enrollment rates at the rating area level increased as the population density of the rating area increased. (3) Various measures of rurality and geography indicate that HIMs performed well in many rural areas; however, this analysis suggests that in some rural areas, enrollment outcomes may have been weak due to factors such as the geographic scope of the rating areas, plan availability in these rating areas, or potentially fewer resources devoted to outreach and enrollment efforts. (4) In general, county-level, enrollment-weighted average premiums differed more by census region than by metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore status. (5) Low enrollment rates at the rating area level were associated with a lower numbers of firms participating in HIMs. When three or more firms participated, enrollment rates were close to or above average.

  12. Rural-urban migrants - Challenges to Kilimo Kwanza initiatives in ...

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    More than 80% of the population in Iringa region lives in rural areas where majority relies on agricultural productions. In spite of this dependency, 80% of agricultural practices are done using simple hand tools which makes rural life relatively tasking. These tasking rural lives are thought to accelerate rural-urban migration in ...

  13. the impact of community participation in rural water management in

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    Apr 14, 2016 ... supply has been a central issue in Kenya with priority on low-income rural communities and underdeveloped areas with poor water resources. This has forced many rural communities to embrace community management model in rural water systems. Community participation in rural water management is ...

  14. Quality of Diabetes Mellitus Care by Rural Primary Care Physicians

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    Tonks, Stephen A.; Makwana, Sohil; Salanitro, Amanda H.; Safford, Monika M.; Houston, Thomas K.; Allison, Jeroan J.; Curry, William; Estrada, Carlos A.

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    Purpose: To explore the relationship between degree of rurality and glucose (hemoglobin A1c), blood pressure (BP), and lipid (LDL) control among patients with diabetes. Methods: Descriptive study; 1,649 patients in 205 rural practices in the United States. Patients' residence ZIP codes defined degree of rurality (Rural-Urban Commuting Areas…

  15. Redefining Rurality: Cosmopolitanism, Whiteness, and the New Latino Diaspora

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    Sierk, Jessica

    2017-01-01

    In mainstream discourse, rural generally implies white, while urban signifies not-white. However, what happens when "rural" communities experience demographic change? This paper examines how students from a rural, New Latino Diaspora community in a Midwestern state complicate traditional notions of rurality. Data from participant…

  16. Rural Latino Resources: A National Guide. First Edition.

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    Rochin, Refugio I.; Marroquin, Emily

    This guide provides background information on rural Latinos and includes brief profiles of 98 social scientists, researchers, and educators that focus their work on the rural Latino population. The first section addresses the need to study the rural Latino population and discusses census data, distinctions between rural and urban Mexican…

  17. Investigating Rural Teachers' Professional Development, Instructional Knowledge, and Classroom Practice

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    Glover, Todd A.; Nugent, Gwen C.; Chumney, Frances L.; Ihlo, Tanya; Shapiro, Edward S.; Guard, Kirra; Koziol, Natalie; Bovaird, Jim

    2016-01-01

    Teachers Speak was a national survey study designed to investigate the characteristics of rural elementary school teachers' existing professional development; differences in professional development practices between rural and non-rural settings; and the potential influence of professional development characteristics on rural teachers' knowledge,…

  18. Toward a More Holistic Evaluation Approach for Rural Development

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    Miyoshi, Koichi

    2013-01-01

    The discussion on and development of a holistic evaluation approach for rural development will be indispensable to improving and enriching the lives of rural people. This approach can be developed by considering the conceptualization of community policy structure in rural areas, the localization of policy structure in the rural community, and the…

  19. 7 CFR 22.204 - Rural development committees.

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    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Rural development committees. 22.204 Section 22.204 Agriculture Office of the Secretary of Agriculture RURAL DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION Roles and Responsibilities of Federal Government § 22.204 Rural development committees. State rural development committees...

  20. 42 CFR 5a.3 - Definition of Underserved Rural Community.

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    ... 42 Public Health 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Definition of Underserved Rural Community. 5a.3... PROVISIONS RURAL PHYSICIAN TRAINING GRANT PROGRAM § 5a.3 Definition of Underserved Rural Community. Underserved Rural Community means a community: (a) Located in: (1) A non-Metropolitan County or Micropolitan...

  1. Fifth-year medical students' perspectives on rural training in ...

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    Three main themes were identified: (i) experiences and perceptions of the rural training environment; (ii) perceptions of the staff at rural sites; and (iii) perceptions of clinical benefits and relevance during rural training. While the majority of students perceived rural training as beneficial and valuable, a few felt that learning ...

  2. Citizenship Education for Proactive Democratic Life in Rural Communities

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    Waterson, Robert A.; Moffa, Eric D.

    2016-01-01

    To assist rural teachers in fostering students' democratic skills and dispositions, this article examines the convergence of literature on citizenship education, rural communities, and rural education and extrapolates the challenges and possibilities of rural citizenship education for proactive democratic life. Four assertions are elicited from a…

  3. America's Forgotten Children: Child Poverty in Rural America.

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    Nadel, Wendy; Sagawa, Shirley

    This report draws on research, statistics, and the voices of rural young people to document the extent and causes of rural child poverty, and related problems and reasons for hope in specific focus areas. About 2.5 million rural children are chronically poor. Rural poverty is concentrated in central Appalachia, the deep South, the U.S.-Mexican…

  4. THE RURAL TOURISM IN DANUBE DELTA

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Purpose - the purpose of this paper is to evaluate the rural areas has market size and forecast its development as an economic activity. The present paper aims at analyzing the rural areas has in Danube Delta. In an enviable BAs which have responsibility for their particular isolated, such as the Danube Delta and the Danube that used, fishing and rural areas has the main activities that provide jobs and income sources for local populations. Design/methodology/approach - A survey was administered to customers’ rural hostel accommodation in Danube Delta. Descriptive statistics method was mainly adopted to calculate the mean with standard deviation of entry assumes variable, and to examine the different levels of consumers' awareness. The index values of product familiarity, the ratio between entries assumes product's familiarity value and the average value. Findings - the research results show hash has rural consumers have different perception and accomplished through behaviour. The information channels of brand hash mainly from friends, relatives and neighbours, so word of mouth spreading is very important for a brand. Women show a higher sensitivity in health and are currently operating the propensity than referred to follow the recommendations for nutrition. Research limitations/implications - This item is intended to synthesize developments and challenges," on June 13th rural market growth has. The results of this paper should be considered tentatively until has also features replicated by larger has rural consumers. Originality/value - members of rural areas has consumer's behavior would improve marketing and the development of rural areas has products, in order to reduce consumer confusion.

  5. Rural patronage in classical Athens

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    Julián GALLEGO

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Recent works have questioned the idea of an absolute replacement of private patronage by a kind of community patronage in Pericles’ times. These reconsiderations have limited the extent of this change, differentiating the urban habitat from the rural one, or have indicated the continuity of patronage but with a language that would notice not the asymmetry but the reciprocity between both parts. This article attempts to consider the effects of the development of democracy on the institution of patronage, especially from the second half of the fifth century BC. that, even granting certain continuity of the relations of patronage, from that moment political practices and a genuine popular participation made the patronage to decrease in the same way as aristocratic leadership had to be adapted to the political framework imposed by the Athenian democracy.

  6. Downstaging cancer in rural Africa.

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    Ngoma, Twalib; Mandeli, John; Holland, James F

    2015-06-15

    Cancer is usually diagnosed late in rural Africa leading to incurability and abbreviated survival. Many curable cancers present on the body surface, often recognizable early by laymen as suspicious, justifying professional referral. Cancer diagnoses in two randomly chosen Tanzanian villages were compared after conventional dispensary self-referral vs. proactive visits in the home. Village navigators organized trips for professional consultation. In the control village 21% were self-referred, 20% of them were sent on as suspicious, 78% had cancer (8% in men) 0.9% of the village population. In the intervention village 99% were screened, 14% were referred for professional opinion, 93% had cancer (32% in men) 1.6% (p cancer annually in the control village for a 3 year total of 1.86% whereas interventional villagers had 1.4% and 0.6% cancer for a 3 year total of 3.56% (p cancers. © 2014 UICC.

  7. Rurality, ethnicity and mountain areas:

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    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available In a Latin American context where indigenous populations have had to wait until the end of the XXth century to recover a certain visibility, the definition of Andean identity is still an issue. In this paper, an analysis of the various steps in a territorially based collective movement provides insights into this identity that was for so long denied or repressed on account of socio-political conditions. The possible re-assertion of “Andeanity” is very complex, as the case study of the “Aymaras Sin Fronteras” (Aymaras without borders movement reveals. In this movement, the territorialisation process is based on the dialectics between its rural, ethnic and mountain (Andean components.Dans un contexte latinoaméricain où les populations autochtones ont dû attendre la fin du XXème siècle pour regagner en visibilité, l’identité andine pose question. Dans cet article, l’analyse des étapes d’une mobilisation collective à base territoriale permet de suivre la  redécouverte d’un ancrage identitaire longtemps nié ou refoulé du fait des conditions socio-politiques. L’affirmation retrouvée de l’ethnicité, voire de l’« andinité » s’avère très  complexe, comme le cas étudié, l’alliance « Aymaras sin Fronteras » (Aymaras sans frontières le révèle. Dans ce cas, le processus de territorialisation se fonde sur une interaction dialectique entre ses composantes rurale, ethnique, et montagnarde (andine.

  8. Food allergies in rural areas

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    Stoma, Monika; Ślaska-Grzywna, Beata; Kostecka, Małgorzata; Bojanowska, Monika; Dudziak, Agnieszka; Kuna-Broniowska, Agnieszka; Adamczuk, Piotr; Sobczak, Paweł; Andrejko, Dariusz

    2016-01-01

    Introduction A food allergy is a group of symptoms occurring in the organism and resulting from consuming some food, where the problems are conditioned by immunological mechanisms. The symptoms may become apparent first in adulthood and they may be an initial manifestation of a latent allergy. Typical symptoms of a food allergy occur in different organs, thus not only in the digestive system, but also in the skin, respiratory system and circulatory system. Aim To assess the frequency of food allergy onset in rural areas of the Lublin region as well as to determine which factors induce such allergies. Material and methods A survey was conducted, involving the participation of 340 inhabitants of rural areas. The study monitored the knowledge and situation of the disease, concerning allergens, allergy symptoms, methods of treatment and opinions regarding such treatment. Results The analysis focused on 124 people with diagnosed allergies. Conclusions Introducing a diet did not result in a statistically significant difference regarding elimination of the symptoms, as compared to the patients who did not follow any diet. On the other hand, pharmacological treatment causes statistically worse results than using other methods or not being treated at all. The patients in whom allergy symptoms disappeared were more convinced about the positive character of their diet than those in whom the symptoms were not eliminated. The age when the allergy becomes evident does not affect its duration, yet it matters as to the time of its later elimination. The more symptoms were experienced by a patient, the longer the duration of the allergy was. PMID:27605899

  9. Professional development in rural nursing: challenges and opportunities.

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    McCoy, Cindy

    2009-03-01

    Nurses working in rural settings face challenges not found in urban and suburban areas. These challenges affect nursing care, the nursing profession, and the professional development of the individual nurse. To understand rural nursing, a clear definition of rural nursing and of rural nursing theory is essential. There are many challenges in the rural setting for nursing, particularly regarding enhancement of nurses' professional development. With a clear understanding of rural nursing practice, nurse leaders and educators can work to meet the challenges and embrace the opportunities afforded by nursing in the rural setting.

  10. Plan de negocio de un hotel rural

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    López Ruiz, Eva

    2015-01-01

    Este proyecto consiste en la creación de un plan de negocios destinado al estudio de la viabilidad de un alojamiento rural situado en el municipio de Zarzalejo, cercano al municipio de El Escorial y perteneciente a la Comunidad de Madrid. Este negocio estará enfocado a personas que quieran interactuar con la vida rural lo máximo posible, siempre que sea de su agrado, y a padres y madres que quieran ampliar los conocimientos de sus hijos sobre la vida rural y los animales que viven en ese ento...

  11. ICT development for social and rural connectedness

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    Alias, Nor Aziah

    2013-01-01

    ICT Development for Social and Rural Connectedness provides an introduction to the concept of 'connectedness', and explores how this socio-psychological term has evolved during the age of the Internet. The book surveys the principles of ICT for development (ICTD), and closely examines how ICT has played a pivotal role in the rural community development of various countries. To highlight the continued benefits of ICT in these regions, the book presents an in-depth case study that analyzes the connectedness within the rural internet centers of Malaysia. The book is intended primarily for researc

  12. CURRENT TRENDS OF ROMANIAN RURAL FAMILY

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    Adina IORGA

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The profound changes experienced by the Romanian society had a profound social impact on the structure and functions of the rural family. The paper aims to highlight the main trends recorded using a number of indicators: ruralization rate, birth rate, infant mortality rate, percentage of children born outside marriage, fertility rate, percentage of population aged 65 and over. Statistics from censuses and statistical yearbooks were processed to identify the trends of the Romanian rural family: changes in reproductive behavior, increased aging, declining birth rates.

  13. Critical reflections on the New Rurality and the rural territorial development approaches in Latin America

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    César Ramírez-Miranda

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a critical approach to the New Rurality and the Rural Territorial Development (RTD perspectives, which nowadays are hegemonic for governmental organizations and Latin American academies. RTD's core requirements, which are functional for neoliberal policies resulting in the loss of food sovereignty, the globalization of agribusinesses, and migration as a consequence of peasant agricultural weakening, were critically reviewed on the basis of the principal challenges faced by Latin American rural areas. In light of the above consequences, it is thought that changes in such areas are based on neoliberal rurality rather than on the purported New Rurality. By stressing the need for a global historical view that reintroduces the Latin American critical thinking tradition, the urgency for public policies that stop neoliberal prescriptions and seek to strengthen peasant and indigenous agriculture in order to encourage rural development based on food sovereignty, democracy, equity and sustainability were established.

  14. Rural tourism as a rural territorial development strategy: a survey for the Colombian case

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    Involving the use of endogenous resources, know-how and territorial identity, Rural Territorial Development (RTD is a recent approach based on improving local productive systems competitiveness on the basis of regional inherent multifunctionality and pluriactivity. In recent years, rural tourism has become one of the strategies adopted for promotion, development and integration of local agents, leading not only to improved competitiveness but to higher income as well. Te current work presents recent trends and advances in the development of rural tourism as an income diversifcation strategy for local rural populations. It analyzes the impact of this activity in rural areas, together with its participation and importance in the tourism sector. Finally, some experiences in the development of rural tourism in Colombia and its normative and legal frame work are reviewed.

  15. Rural Youth in Asia. Report of the CCA Rural Youth Study Group (Sibu, Malaysia, March 14-19, 1976).

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    Historical causes of rural poverty and general recommendations for work among rural youth in India, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand are presented in this summary of national reports given before the Rural Youth Study Group in 1976. In addition to study papers on each country, the volume contains an introduction on rural youth and…

  16. Access to Specialist Care in Rural Saskatchewan: The Saskatchewan Rural Health Study

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    Karunanayake, Chandima; Rennie, Donna; Hagel, Louise; Lawson, Joshua; Janzen, Bonnie; Pickett, William; Dosman, James; Pahwa, Punam; Group, The Saskatchewan Rural Health Study

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    The role of place has emerged as an important factor in determining people’s health experiences. Rural populations experience an excess in mortality and morbidity compared to those in urban settings. One of the factors thought to contribute to this rural-urban health disparity is access to healthcare. The objective of this analysis was to examine access to specialized medical care services and several possible determinants of access to services in a distinctly rural population in Canada. In w...

  17. Rural residents' perspectives on the rural 'good death': a scoping review.

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    Rainsford, Suzanne; MacLeod, Roderick D; Glasgow, Nicholas J; Wilson, Donna M; Phillips, Christine B; Wiles, Robert B

    2016-09-19

    The 'good death' is one objective of palliative care, with many 'good death' viewpoints and research findings reflecting the urban voice. Rural areas are distinct and need special consideration. This scoping review identified and charted current research knowledge on the 'good' rural death through the perspectives of rural residents, including rural patients with a life-limiting illness, to identify evidence and gaps in the literature for future studies. A comprehensive literature search of English language articles (no date filter applied) was conducted in 2016 (2 January to 14 February) using five library databases. Reference lists of included articles, recent issues of eight relevant journals and three grey literature databases were also hand-searched. Twenty articles (for 17 studies and one systematic review) were identified after a two-phase screening process by two reviewers, using pre-determined inclusion criteria. Data from each study were extracted and charted, analysed using a thematic analysis of the included articles' content, and with a quantitative analysis of the scoping review. These papers revealed data collected from rural patients with a life-limiting illness and family caregivers, rural healthcare providers, the wider rural community, rural community leaders and rural health administrators and policy makers. Rural locations were heterogeneous. Residents from developed and developing countries believe a 'good death' is one that is peaceful, free of pain and without suffering; however, this is subjective and priorities are based on personal, cultural, social and religious perspectives. Currently, there is insufficient data to generalise rural residents' perspectives and what it means for them to die well. Given the extreme importance of a 'good death', there is a need for further studies to elicit rural patient and family caregiver perspectives. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  18. Theoretical Reflection about a Fuzzy Definition of the Rural.

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    Juan R. Coca

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The rurality definition is yet unclear. Pragmatic classifications are currently used for the management of rural and urban differentiation of this one. The aim of this article is to propose a definition of rurality. This one is based on the fuzzy sociological research. Our fuzzy concept of rurality is very important for its application on the management of the technoscientific system, specifically on the management of the rural.

  19. RURAL DEVELOPMENT, PRIVATIZATION AND PUBLIC CHOICE: SUBSTANCE DEPENDS UPON PROCESS

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    Whether or not privatization facilitates rural development depends upon what rural development means. In practice, rural development often is the result of a struggle between rent defenders and rent seekers. A positivist concept of rural development is proposed, and the institutions of public choice are examined to determine how they might influence privatization decisions. The conclusion is that whether or not privatization improves efficiency of adjustment in rural economies depends upon th...

  20. Correlation Analysis between Rural Tourism and Agricultural Food Marketing

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    Hui Song

    2015-01-01

    Rural tourism has much economic benefits, the development of rural tourism can fully utilize rural natural resources, optimizing the agricultural structure and expanding agricultural function. In this study, we make correlation analysis between rural tourism and agricultural food marketing by using time series model. The result shows that: First, rural tourism development will promote the agricultural food marketing in short time, but this effect will reduce gradually in the long time. Second...