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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 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)

  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: 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

  6. 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

  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. Costs of elephant grass gasification for rural electric power generation; Custos da gaseificacao de graminea para eletrificacao rural

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    Fernandes, Marcelo Cortes; Sanchez, Caio Glauco; Angulo, Mario Barriga [Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Engenharia Mecanica. Dept. de Engenharia Termica e de Fluidos

    2000-07-01

    Biomass gasification is an sustainable option for energy supply, which presents low pollutants emission rate and allows - through the global cycle of growing and consumption of feedstock (vegetables), a balance between consumption and production of carbonic gas, preventing an increase of the carbonic gas levels in the atmosphere. Fluidized bed gasification is a means to increase the energetic use of biomass. A gasifier was built with internal diameter of 400 mm and total height of 4600 mm . The equipment was tested for gasification of elephant-grass (Pennisetum purpureum) at a 100 kg/h rate. It was evaluated an adequate diesel-electric-generator to work at hybrid regime, using 70% biomass gas and 30% diesel. With the equipment's construction costs, could be made a first economic feasibility assessment on the pilot-plant to produce electricity by grass gasification (elephant-grass) at rural communities. The annual cost of the investment was estimated. The cost of electricity was calculated as a function of the capital cost and the diesel price. The methods and equations for economic assessment are presented. This study found values between 0,16 and 0,23 R$/kWh for the produced electricity, what points towards the feasibility of this project. (author)

  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. 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)

  13. Unified costs for the rural electrification in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Custos unificados para a eletrificacao rural em Sao Paulo

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    Ribeiro, Fernando Selles; Kurahassi, Luiz Fernando; Pazzini, Luiz Henrique Alves; Galvao, Luiz Claudio Ribeiro; Pelegrini, Marcelo Aparecido [Sao Paulo Univ., SP (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia de Energia e Automacao Eletricas. Grupo de Energia]. E-mail: kurahass@pea.usp.br

    2000-07-01

    The Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social - BNDES, a Brazilian bank for the economic and social development - worried about the high connections costs practiced by the energy utilities, made some demands to the Sao Paulo State Government, Brazil to become the agent backer of the rural electrification 'Luz da Terra' program. Two of them was the elaboration and adoption of an unified technical norm privileging the adoption of simplified systems of electric energy distribution and an only system of costs establishment compatible with the goals of low medium connection costs for the state. A model of costs establishment was elaborated through the medium prices of market materials and labor activities whose values were more significant in the final composition of the projects. The model was accepted by the utilities participants of the program as a pattern to establish a reference cost for each project to be executed. The advantage of an unified system is that it allows to each project of grid extension to have its costs of materials and labor activities estimated in the same base, independent of the company involved. In spite of not having been adopted by all the utilities ones, the adoption of an unified system and the establishment of reference costs was essential for the control of rural distribution grids prices in the Sao Paulo State. (author)

  14. 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)

  15. 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)

  16. 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)

  17. 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)

  18. The experience of the LIGHT (Light and Power Company of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil), in low cost energy networks for rural electrification; A experiencia da LIGHT na implantacao de redes de baixo custo para eletrificacao rural

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    Macedo, Fernando F; Andre, Oswaldo P [Light Servicos de Eletricidade SA, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    1987-12-31

    This paper shows the experience of LIGHT (Light and Power Company of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil), in planning and implementation of low cost energy networks in rural electrification. Were also showed guidelines for consumer`s orientation, viability of installations and wiring options. 4 figs., 16 tabs., 12 refs.

  19. 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)

  20. 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)

  1. 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.

  2. Beneficiarte: outsourcing en beneficios

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    2013-01-01

    Beneficiarte es una empresa orientada a proveer servicios de outsourcing y administración de beneficios, con el fin de mejorar la productividad. En principio, todo aquello que recibe el empleado y que está destinado a remunerar su fuerza de trabajo es salario, pero la ley también permite realizar pagos al empleado que no son constitutivos de salario e incluso algunos permiten un alivio fiscal. A partir de la premisa anterior y el nuevo marco global, las empresas del nuevo milenio han venido ...

  3. Beneficios del descanso peritoneal

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    Jesús Lucas Martín Espejo

    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

  4. Beneficios fiscales de las sociedades cooperativas en Venezuela

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    Ramírez A., Héctor M.

    2013-01-01

    En la última década (período 2000-2010) en Venezuela, el número de sociedades cooperativas ha aumentado notablemente. Esto debido al énfasis por parte del Estado en promover la creación de estas asociaciones inmersas en la economía social, otorgando a las mismas diversos beneficios fiscales. La presente investigación tiene como objetivo, analizar los beneficios fiscales de las sociedades cooperativas en Venezuela. Se concluye, que las cooperativas poseen varios beneficios fi...

  5. Necesidad i beneficios de la jimnástica

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    2010-01-01

    Observaciones sobre los beneficios de la cración de los gimnasios de la Universidad Nacional: Sus ventajas - Decadencia de las razas - Causas jeneradoras - El olvido de la educación física de los niños es la principal - Remedios - Pruebas históricas y documentos estadísticos.

  6. 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.

  7. 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...

  8. 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)

  9. Monitoring of standalone photovoltaic systems applied to rural electrification areas; Avaliacao de desempenho e identificacao de falhas em sistemas fotovoltaicos isolados aplicados a eletrificacao rural

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    Machado-Neto, L. V. B.; Cabral, C. V. T.; Oliveira-Filho, D.; Diniz, A. s. A. C.

    2004-07-01

    The sustainability of standalone photovoltaic systems passes through an accompaniment of the systems installed in the field. To subsidize this accompaniment it had been developed procedures for monitoring a similar system in laboratory. The standalone photovoltaic system monitored is similar to the systems installed by Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais - CEMIG in the schools of isolated communities, inside the Solar Light Program. The system was simulated and the aims were to optimize the project and carry out a comparative study with the monitored results. The assembly procedure of the facility consisted of the implantation of the sensors, installation of acquisition boards and development of the monitoring program. The results presented here will allow the development of a program of preventive maintenance of the systems installed by CEMIG. (Author)

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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%.

  13. Costos y beneficios del ingreso en el hogar

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    Nidia Márquez Morales

    1998-10-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó una investigación descriptiva para estimar los costos y beneficios del ingreso en el hogar. El análisis económico se realizó desde una perspectiva social. Los grupos poblacionales donde más se utilizó la técnica fueron las gestantes y los menores de 1 año. Las enfermedades respiratorias altas y la gestación a término fueron los que más incidencia tuvieron; los medicamentos más utilizados estuvieron en correspondencia con las enfermedades y su disponibilidad. El tiempo hospitalario no se comportó de igual forma en todos los grupos. Los gastos de bolsillo representaron el mayor porcentaje dentro de los costos directos tangibles, ocasionados en su mayoría por alimentación adicional. Los gastos del sector salud fueron superiores a los de familiares y pacientes. Los costos indirectos fueron inferiores a los directos. El estudio demostró que el 88,6% se curó, se complicó el 8,8% y falleció el 2,5%A descriptive research was conducted to estimate the costs and benefits of home admission. The economic analysis was made from a social perspective. This technique was more used among pregnant women and children under 1. Upper respiratory diseases and term gestations had the greatest incidence. The most administered drugs were in correspondence with their availability and the diseases. Hospital stay did not have the same behavior in all groups. Pocket expenses accounted for the highest percentage within the tangible direct costs mainly caused by additional food. Health sector expenditures were higher than those of relatives and patients. Indirect costs were lower than the direct ones. The study showed that 88.6 % got cured, 8.8 % presented complications and 2.5 % died

  14. 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%.

  15. 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.

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

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    2016-01-01

    Resumen: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 asisten...

  17. Beneficios en la calidad de vida de las embarazadas que realizan actividad física

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    Pisani, Virginia

    2015-01-01

    La relación entre el ejercicio físico y el embarazo ha evolucionado adaptándose con el paso del tiempo y las gestantes han recibido todo tipo de consejos sobre cómo llevar mejor este proceso. Es por esto que con la siguiente investigación he pretendido demostrar los beneficios en la calidad de vida de las embarazadas que realizan actividad física. Objetivo General: Identificar los beneficios en la calidad de vida de las embarazadas de la Ciudad de Mar del Plata que realizan act...

  18. 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.

  19. Beneficios del programa prosa en el desarrollo personal y social de los alumnos del Colegio Santa Margarita de Lima

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    La tesis busca identificar los beneficios del programa PROSA (Promoviendo el servicio entre los alumnos) en los ámbitos personal y social de un grupo de alumnos líderes de 4to y 5to secundaria del colegio "Santa Margarita". Para ello, se encuestó a los 12 alumnos líderes encargados de este programa para ver qué beneficios les reporta servir a sus compañeros menores. Finalmente, a opinión de los entrevistados uno de los beneficios del programa PROSA, es la de forjar una cultura de integración....

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Evaluación económica comparada - Análisis de costo beneficio

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    Caporale, Joaquín Enzo

    2004-01-01

    Los recursos disponibles para aquellos encargados de tomar decisiones en el ámbito de la salud y su cuidado son escasos; a la hora de elegir que curso de acción tomar, ellos deben contraponer los beneficios y los costos de dicha acción. Estas decisiones pueden centrarse, generalmente, en la implementación de un nuevo tratamiento y/o programa o en la modificación de uno existente. Es en estos casos cuando se requiere no solo información sobre la efectividad de una intervención en particular, s...

  3. Nanotecnología : ¿beneficios para todos o mayor desigualdad?

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    Foladori, Guillermo; Invernizzi, Noelia

    2005-01-01

    Foladori, G., Invernizzi, N. (2005). Nanotecnología: ¿beneficios para todos o mayor desigualdad? Redes, 11(21), 55-75. La nanotecnología promete ser la próxima revolución tecnológica. El mercado de nanopartículas es reducido actualmente, pero se espera que en la próxima década se incremente considerablemente. Aunque es frecuentemente presentada como una tecnología limpia y ampliamente benéfica, la nanotecnología ya está generando considerable debate. Rápidamente han emergido controversias ...

  4. 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

    2006-07-01

    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.

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

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

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    HERNÁNDEZ-PEÑA PATRICIA; LAZCANO-PONCE EDUARDO CÉSAR; ALONSO-DE RUIZ PATRICIA; CRUZ-VALDEZ AURELIO; MENESES-GONZÁLEZ FERNANDO; HERNÁNDEZ-AVILA MAURICIO

    1997-01-01

    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 inter...

  8. 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

    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 ...

  9. Beneficios de las terapias ecuestres. Estudio de caso: Asociación Hispalense de Terapias Ecuestres y la Herradura

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    González Prior, Marta

    2016-01-01

    En el ámbito de la diversidad funcional, son muchas las terapias que podemos encontrar como método de rehabilitación y de mejora de las áreas afectadas de este colectivo. La naturaleza y los animales, en nuestro caso los caballos, son los factores que diferencian las terapias ecuestres del resto, aportando multitud de beneficios, no sólo en el área física, sino también en áreas psicológicas y sociales. Numerosas investigaciones centran su objetivo en estudiar los beneficios en las personas qu...

  10. Validez de un modelo basado en los costes de transacción para identificar los beneficios de los SIIO

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    Maggiolini,Piercarlo; Vallès,Ramon Salvador

    2002-01-01

    El objetivo principal de este trabajo de investigación es verificar la validez de un modelo basado en los costes de transacción, para evaluar el impacto de la introducción y uso de los Sistemas de Información Interorganizativos (SIIO) en las empresas. Se propone un modelo que considera diferentes tipos de beneficios, y después, a modo exploratorio, se aplica a la identificación de los beneficios obtenidos por el uso de Sistemas de Intercambio Electrónico de Datos (EDI) en un grupo de empresas...

  11. Beneficios y perjuicios de la estrategia de imitación

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    Ana M. Arboleda

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la estrategia de imitación resaltando sus potenciales beneficios y perjuicios. Utilizando una metodología exploratoria, se usan 15 casos en los que se argumenta competencia desleal por imitación. La discusión ofrece un paralelo entre las razones que tiene una empresa para imitar y para no hacerlo. Se concluye que la imitación es una estrategia viable siempre que la marca se reconozca como atributo distintivo, al tiempo que las marcas seguidoras ganan participación de mercado y comunican atributos acordes a la categoría. Por el contrario, si la imitación afecta negativamente el esfuerzo de una marca por ser distintiva, vulnera la decisión del consumidor al generar confusión y desmotiva el esfuerzo empresarial por la innovación.

  12. Beneficios y perjuicios de la estrategia de imitación

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    Ana M. Arboleda

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la estrategia de imitación resaltando sus potenciales beneficios y perjuicios. Utilizando una metodología exploratoria, se usan 15 casos en los que se argumenta competencia desleal por imitación. La discusión ofrece un paralelo entre las razones que tiene una empresa para imitar y para no hacerlo. Se concluye que la imitación es una estrategia viable siempre que la marca se reconozca como atributo distintivo, al tiempo que las marcas seguidoras ganan participación de mercado y comunican atributos acordes a la categoría. Por el contrario, si la imitación afecta negativamente el esfuerzo de una marca por ser distintiva, vulnera la decisión del consumidor al generar confusión y desmotiva el esfuerzo empresarial por la innovación.

  13. Medición de los beneficios netos en las combinaciones de negocios

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    Nadia Ugalde Binda

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Las fusiones y adquisiciones crecieron un 20% anual entre el año 1990 y el 2000, con transacciones que superaron los US $1.000 billones entre 1998 y el 2000 (Andre, 2004. Dado el alcance de las inversiones en combinaciones de negocios, es de esperar que sean fuentes creadoras de valor para las compañías Empero, un estudio del Business Week del 2002 indica que, por el contrario, el 61% de estas transacciones destruye el valor para los accionistas (Andre, 2004. Esta investigación busca relacionar las teorías de costes de transacción, recursos y capacidades para sopesar los ingresos y costos producto de los procesos de fusiones y adquisiciones en un análisis más sistematizado de cálculo del beneficio neto. Hasta ahora los fracasos en las fusiones han sido medidos por la ausencia del incremento de valor para los accionistas, por la desinversión posterior, o utilizando algunas medidas aisladas de desmotivación en el personal, la rotación, etc. Sin embargo, esta investigación aporta un modelo integral de valoración de la combinación de negocios en sus variables cuantitativas y cualitativas de costos e ingresos que permiten el cálculo del beneficio neto en términos monetarios y cualitativos. Las medidas son importantes para retroalimentar los procesos de combinaciones posteriores y para corregir el rumbo de las emprendidas y lograr extraer las sinergias e identificar las fuentes de creación y destrucción de valor.

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

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    MARÍA MERCEDES BECERRA MARTÍNEZ

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    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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  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. 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. 

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

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

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    Jimena Hurtado

    2004-01-01

    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.

  3. "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.

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

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    Jeffrey Badí Quinteros Basantes

    2017-01-01

    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. LA MAXIMIZACIÓN DEL BENEFICIO EN LAS EMPRESAS DEPURADORAS DE AGUAS RESIDUALES. EL CASO DE VALENCIA (ESPAÑA

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    JOSÉ MANUEL BROTONS MARTÍNEZ

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    Full Text Available El estudio propone un sistema de maximización de beneficios de una estación depuradora de aguas residuales (EDAR. La presencia de objetivos múltiples impide su consecución simultánea, por lo que se considerará suficiente la consecución de un determinado grado de satisfacción para cada uno de ellos. En ocasiones, resulta muy complicado este último planteamiento, por lo que se permitirán excepcionalmente ciertas violaciones de algunas restricciones, lo que permite concluir que la programación por objetivos borrosa puede ser un instrumento adecuado para este tipo de problemas. En consecuencia, las EDAR tendrán una herramienta precisa para conseguir la maximización de sus beneficios al que se añade un nuevo sistema de medición de la eficiencia en el sector.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

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    Rocío Chao Fernández

    2015-01-01

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. Estudio del coste-beneficio de un programa de seguimiento a pacientes con riesgo cardiovascular

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    Vilanova L,

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN El farmacéutico tiene que demostrar que es capaz de realizar e implementar unos servicios de calidad y su eficiencia antes de poder exigir la financiación de estos servicios. El objetivo general del presente estudio es analizar los costes derivados de la prestación de un servicio de seguimiento para pacientes con enfermedad cardiovascular y evaluar la posible eficiencia en el mismo. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS Para la recogida y análisis de datos se utilizó el programa Cuídate Corazón® (Laboratorios Lácer y para establecer un posible precio al servicio se aplicó la estrategia de Kotler, utilizando el método orientado al coste. Como evaluación de la efectividad del servicio se contabilizaron los RNM detectados al paciente y la aceptación por parte del médico de la intervención del farmacéutico. Se realizó una encuesta para ver el grado de satisfacción del paciente. RESULTADOS El coste por paciente y mes del servicio para cada farmacia resultó ser de 2,48 . Se detectaron 10 RNM de los que en un 78% la intervención farmacéutica fue aceptada por el médico, que hizo cambios en la medicación. El paciente resulta estar muy satisfecho por este servicio, que mejora su percepción del farmacéutico como profesional sanitario y cree que el farmacéutico debe ser remunerado por el servicio. DISCUSIÓN Se considera que se ha generado un valor añadido a la atención del paciente, creando una demanda del servicio prestado. Las farmacias participantes seguirán trabajando con el programa Cuídate Corazón ®, y establecerán una remuneración para el farmacéutico por parte del paciente, ya que se considera que esto responsabiliza al profesional y mejora la implicación del paciente en beneficio de su salud

  11. Desarrollo de plan de marketing para elaboración y posicionamiento en el mercado de tarjeta con beneficios precargados

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    Faggliolini, Federico

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    El desarrollo de una tarjeta con beneficios pre cargados para turistas que visitan la ciudad de Mar del Plata es un negocio atractivo e innovador que permite a todos sus actores beneficiarse. Por esta razón, el estudio de este negocio permitirá vislumbrar las ventajas del ingreso de inversionistas a este segmento del mercado. Por un lado, al momento de análisis, no hay existencia de competidores directos en este segmento, dado que no reúnen las características que brinda este producto/bene...

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

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    Zamora Ramírez, Constancio; Moreno Rojas, José; Rueda Torres, Juan Antonio

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    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...

  13. Inmunonutrición: una potente herramienta para evaluar situaciones nutricionales y beneficios de nutrientes, compuestos bioactivos y alimentos

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    Díaz, L. E.; Gómez Martínez, Sonia; Nova, Esther; Romeo, J.; Marcos, Ascensión

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    © 2012 Kellogg Company.El texto está disponible para cualquiera que se registre previamente en http://www.katedrakelloggs.com .- 8.Inmunonutrición: una potente herramienta para evaluar situaciones nutricionales y beneficios de nutrientes, compuestos bioactivos y alimentos119-130; 12 páginas,3 figuras, 3 tablas--Manual Práctico de Nutrición y Salud Kellogg’s, obra colectiva de visión multidisciplinar que surge a propuesta del colectivo médico ante la necesidad de recibir formación en materia d...

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    Department of Transportation — The Rural Airports database is the list of rural airports compiled annually by BTS for the Treasury Department/IRS. It is used by airlines to assist in establishing...

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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

  2. 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; EDUARDO CÉSAR LAZCANO-PONCE; PATRICIA ALONSO-DE RUIZ; AURELIO CRUZ-VALDEZ; FERNANDO MENESES-GONZÁLEZ; MAURICIO HERNÁNDEZ-AVILA

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    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 inter...

  3. 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)

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    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..

  4. Conocimiento de los beneficios de la actividad físico-deportiva y tipos de demanda en las personas mayores

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    Clemente Remón, Ángel Luis; Gallardo Pérez, Jana; Espada Mateos, María; Santacruz Lozano, José Antonio

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    Este trabajo pretende conocer el grado de conocimiento de los beneficios de la práctica de actividad físico-deportiva por las personas mayores de una población urbana de más de 100.000 habitantes (Alcalá de Henares) y su relación según tipo de demanda. La metodología cuantitativa empleada ha consistido en la realización de entrevistas estructuradas cara a cara a una muestra aleatoria de 133 mayores de 65 años de esa población. El instrumento utilizado en la investigación ha consistido e...

  5. 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.

  6. 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

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

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    Diego Rosselli

    2009-01-01

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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

  8. 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

  9. Rural Aging

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  10. 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

  11. Análisis de la relación entre los beneficios y los costes percibidos y la satisfacción del residente con la celebración de un evento deportivo: efecto mediador del valor percibido

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    Parra-Camacho, David; Elasri Ejjaberi, Amal; Triadó i Ivern, Xavier Ma.; Aparicio Chueca, Ma. del Pilar (María del Pilar)

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    El objetivo de este estudio fue comprobar las relaciones entre los beneficios y los costes percibidos por los residentes con el valor percibido y la satisfacción general sobre la celebración de la Barcelona World Race, así como contrastar el efecto mediador del valor percibido entre los beneficios y los costes y la satisfacción. La muestra recogida para el estudio fue de 297 residentes. El instrumento de medida lo componen 27 ítems que recogen los posibles beneficios y costes asociados al eve...

  12. 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

    2011-01-01

    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...

  13. Costos y beneficios de la emisión de obligaciones y el apalancamiento financiero ante impuestos

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    Christian Morán Montalvo

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available La creciente participación de empresas en el mercado de valores pone de manifiesto que la forma de financiarse a través de la emisión de obligaciones ha tenido éxito en el país. En consecuencia, el presente artículo tiene como objetivo principal analizar y determinar los costos, beneficios y la forma de conseguir apalancamiento por medio de los impuestos que implica la emisión de obligaciones para las empresas. Por lo tanto, fue necesario evaluar aquellos costos que se incurren en el proceso como: los costos de emisión y los costos de colocación. El primero se refiere a la estructura financiera y legal, calificadora de riesgo, mientras que el segundo, al agente colocador, los intereses por pagar. Adicionalmente, se analizó el apalancamiento financiero en los impuestos corporativos. Los métodos de investigación utilizados fueron exploratoria y descriptiva. El caso de estudio permitió realizar proyecciones que proporcionaron respuestas al problema planteado. Según el análisis realizado, los resultados del financiamiento por medio de obligaciones estarán en función del tipo de tasa que se ofrezca y de los costos de la emisión, así como del tiempo y del monto requerido. Palabras clave: Finanzas, emisión de obligaciones, bolsa de valores, apalancamiento financiero, impuestos corporativos.

  14. 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.

  15. Hidrolizados de pescado – producción, beneficios y nuevos avances en la industria. -Una revisión

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    José Igor Hleap Zapata

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    Full Text Available La Agroindustria Pesquera representa una cadena de producción de gran importancia en la economía mundial, sin embrago, grandes cantidades de subproductos se generan anualmente, lo que redunda en pérdidas económicas y en impactos negativos sobre el medio ambiente. No obstante, los residuos pueden ser utilizados de manera eficiente para múltiples propósitos: mejorar las propiedades funcionales de los alimentos, como potentes antioxidantes, proteger la salud de las personas y proporcionar los nutrientes esenciales. La tecnología de la hidrólisis permite el procesamiento integral del pescado con el fin de lograr estos propósitos. Esto ha despertado el interés de los investigadores y las industrias de todo el mundo mediante el estudio de nuevas especies, procesos y tecnologías que conduzcan a materializarse en productos con potencial de mercado. El objetivo de esta revisión es presentar la producción, beneficios y nuevos desarrollos sobre los hidrolizados de pescado desde un aspecto tecnológico, nutricional y funcional.

  16. Beneficios económicos de la certificación LEED. Edificio centro Ático: caso de estudio

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    Óscar Ribero

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se estudian los beneficios económicos de la aplicación del programa de certificación de construcciones sostenibles LEED, en el Edificio Centro Ático situado en Bogotá - Colombia. Inicialmente, se determinan los consumos de agua y energía eléctrica, y los costos de construcción y operación del edificio bajo su diseño original (construido sin tener en cuenta los parámetros establecidos por LEED. Seguido a esto se plantean estrategias para lograr que el edificio Centro Ático alcance la certificación LEED GOLD New Construction V3 2009 y se calculan los incrementos económicos asociados a éstas. Así mismo, se calculan los nuevos consumos de agua y energía eléctrica bajo la aplicación de dichas estrategias (diseño modificado y sus correspondientes costos de operación. Finalmente, se determinan los indicadores de bondad económica de la inversión mediante un análisis de flujo de caja.

  17. 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.

  18. Aprendiendo entre la naturaleza: Una revisión de los beneficios de los espacios verdes en el ambiente escolar

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    Marina Bernardes

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Los problemas del aprendizaje encuentran interfaces en diversas áreas como lo es el espacio escolar. Este estudio investigó la literatura existente sobre el tema de los ambientes restauradores y la teoría de la restauración de la atención, en relación al ambiente escolar. No hay estudios sobre estas problemáticas en los ambientes escolares de América del Sur. El método empleado en este trabajo fue una revisión sistemática de la literatura, en el idioma inglés, para luego analizar los estudios aplicados y los resultados ya obtenidos. Los resultados presentan una gama de investigaciones que identifican los beneficios de los espacios verdes para la restauración de la atención de los estudiantes. Desde esta perspectiva, fue posible determinar la importancia de la exposición a ambientes naturales para favorecer el desempeño estudiantil de las futuras poblaciones académicas, así como también resaltar la importancia de desarrollar estudios en esta área, considerando los efectos positivos que generan las áreas verdes en el espacio escolar.

  19. Análisis Costo-Beneficio del Programa de Gas Natural Vehicular aplicado en el Área Metropolitana del Valle de Aburrá

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    Saldarriaga Isaza Carlos Adrián

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Este texto presenta el resultado de la evaluación al Programa de Gas Natural Vehicular aplicado en el Área Metropolitana del Valle de Aburrá, mediante el método Análisis Costo- Benefi cio. Tras identificar y valorar económicamente cuatro costos: Privado, Ecodescuento, Tributario del Combustible y Tributario de la Conversión, y tres benefi cios: Privado, Fiscal y Externo, de los cuales el beneficio externo que representa el componente ambiental, requirió aplicar el método de transferencia de beneficios en su modalidad meta-análisis, el balance neto resulta ser positivo y favorable a la aplicación del programa. La suma agregada para un periodo de ocho años (2001-2008 en términos reales se acerca a los 803265 millones de pesos.

  20. La maximización del beneficio en las empresas depuradoras de aguas residuales. El caso de valencia (españa

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    José Manuel Brotons Martínez, Ph.D

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available El estudio propone un sistema de maximización de beneficios de una estación depuradora de aguas residuales (EDAR. La presencia de objetivos múltiples impide su consecución simultánea, por lo que se considerará suficiente la consecución de un determinado grado de satisfacción para cada uno de ellos. En ocasiones, resulta muy complicado este último planteamiento, por lo que se permitirán excepcionalmente ciertas violaciones de algunas restricciones, lo que permite concluir que la programación por objetivos borrosa puede ser un instrumento adecuado para este tipo de problemas. En consecuencia, las EDAR tendrán una herramienta precisa para conseguir la maximización de sus beneficios al que se añade un nuevo sistema de medición de la eficiencia en el sector.

  1. 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.

  2. Rural Households

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    Bruun, Ole

    2013-01-01

    dependency on state institutions under the Vietnamese transition to a market society. It discusses present poverty definitions and measures by comparing survey data with the formal economic categorization of rural households. Both the overall characteristics of rural society and qualitative data indicate...... that the reforms have set in motion a process by which a mix of new opportunities and increasing pressures creates new winners and losers. Second, the chapter draws attention to the nature of interactions between households, local communities and the Vietnamese state. This shows both potentials and limitations...

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

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    Alfonso Martínez-Taboas

    2015-04-01

    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.

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

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    José Ignacio MARTÍN BENITO

    2009-12-01

    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.

  6. 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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    Paula Ascorra

    2008-11-01

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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.

  7. 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.�

  8. 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.

  9. Beneficios de la distracción mandibular en neonatos con apnea del sueño

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    D.J. Caycedo-García

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available La apnea obstructiva del sueño o hipoventilación obstructiva en neonatos, es distinta que en los adultos y también lo son su presentación, etiología y tratamiento. Se considera apnea del sueño cuando se produce 1 episodio de apnea por hora de más de 10 segundos de duración, con saturación menor del 87% e incremento del CO2. Existen varias causas, pero los factores anatómicos y neurofuncionales son la base del problema respiratorio superior que produce fallos en las fuerzas que contraen y dilatan la vía aérea. La retromicrognatia como causa anatómica, puede ser aislada o sindrómica. La hipoxemia y la hipercapnia aumentan la presión negativa intratorácica del paciente con la consecuencia de daño celular sin que se pueda cuantificar la gravedad de la lesión cerebral en esta etapa neonatal. En el presente estudio, observacional descriptivo, entre los años 2000 y 2011, en una serie de 49 pacientes neonatos de la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos del Recién Nacido del Hospital Universitario del Valle y del Centro Médico Imbanaco de la ciudad de Cali, Colombia, pretendemos evidenciar los beneficios del tratamiento precoz de los neonatos que presentan retromicrognatia y apnea obstructiva o hipoventilación obstructiva, intervenidos quirúrgicamente mediante corticotomía, colocación de distractores y elongación mandibular, logrando que la apnea obstructiva desapareciera en un tiempo no superior a una semana y que la mejoría clínica de los recién nacidos con este diagnostico fuera evidente, evitando la traqueotomía y las posibles complicaciones y secuelas por hipoxia cerebral, a la vez que disminuyó la estancia hospitalaria.

  10. 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)

  11. 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.

  12. Arcillas pilarizadas con Al-Fe y Al-Ce-Fe como sistema de postratamiento de las aguas residuales del beneficio húmedo del café

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    Peralta Ladino, Yury Marlén

    2013-01-01

    El efluente del sistema de tratamiento biológico de las aguas residuales del beneficio húmedo del café contiene compuestos no biodegradables, principalmente (ácidos hidroxicinámicos y clorogénicos) los cuales fueron identificados mediante análisis preliminares por LC-MS, por su toxicidad deben ser tratados antes de su descarga en las fuentes hídricas. El sistema Fenton heterogéneo empleando como soportes Al-Fe-PILC y Al-Ce-Fe-PILC (en polvo) mostró importantes conversión de compuestos fenólic...

  13. Nota sobre un modelo de J. D. Hey para una empresa bajo incertidumbre en el precio que no busca necesariamente maximizar el beneficio

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    Alberto A. Álvarez López

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available En el trabajo de Holthausen (1979 se estudia el comportamiento de una empresa competitiva bajo incertidumbre en el precio que tiene la opci´on de operar en un mercado de futuros. En el art´ıculo de Hey (1981b, el autor extiende este modelo al considerar una empresa que, en vez de buscar maximizar el beneficio (como la empresa original, busca maximizar el rendimiento neto por trabajador (labor-managed firm. En el presente trabajo estudiamos ciertos aspectos relacionados con la empresa del modelo de Hey no tratados por el autor, ni tampoco tratados en el contexto del trabajo original de Holthausen.

  14. Entrenamientos de automovilismo: ¿simulación o realidad? Un análisis de los costos y beneficios sociales

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    Marechal, Melisa

    2014-01-01

    La contaminación ambiental y el riesgo de accidentes graves, son dos de los costos sociales de mayor consideración causados por el uso de automóviles. La presente investigación tiene como propósito analizar la conveniencia de realizar entrenamientos de automovilismo sustituyendo al auto real por entrenamientos en simulador, centrando el estudio en el "Turismo Carretera" una categoría de automovilismo popular en Argentina. Para evaluar los costos y beneficios del entrenamiento en simulador, la...

  15. 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.

  16. Cambios de las propiedades físico-químicas y perfil de ácidos grasos en cacao de Chuao, durante el beneficio

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    Lares Amaiz, Mary; Pérez Sira, Elevina; Álvarez Fernández, Clímaco; Perozo González, José; El Khori, Sandra

    2013-01-01

    El beneficio del cacao Theobroma cacao, en Venezuela, cambia de una región a otra y está influenciado por las condiciones ambientales de la región, lo cual trae consigo variaciones en la calidad de los productos finales y poco se ha reportado en relación a esto. Es por ello, que el objetivo del presente trabajo fue caracterizar las propiedades fisicoquímicas y el perfil de ácidos grasos de los granos de cacao de la cosecha denominada “San Juanera” en la región de Chuao y en diferentes etapas ...

  17. Análisis Costo-Beneficio del Programa de Gas Natural Vehicular aplicado en el Área Metropolitana del Valle de Aburrá

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    Saldarriaga Isaza Carlos Adrián; Vásquez Sánchez Edison; Chavarría Múnera Sergio

    2011-01-01

    Este texto presenta el resultado de la evaluación al Programa de Gas Natural Vehicular aplicado en el Área Metropolitana del Valle de Aburrá, mediante el método Análisis Costo- Benefi cio. Tras identificar y valorar económicamente cuatro costos: Privado, Ecodescuento, Tributario del Combustible y Tributario de la Conversión, y tres benefi cios: Privado, Fiscal y Externo, de los cuales el beneficio externo que representa el componente ambiental, requirió aplicar el método de transferencia...

  18. Los niños no escolarizados : análisis costo beneficio de universalizar la educación en Argentina

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    Molina, Erika Bettina Juana

    2012-01-01

    Por más que Argentina cuenta con tasas de escolarización que la sitúan entre los primeros puestos de la región en materia de cobertura del sistema educativo, hay casi 400.000 niños y jóvenes en edad escolar que no acceden al mismo. La educación tiene importantes beneficios, no solo en términos de mayores ingresos para el trabajador educado, sino numerosas externalidades positivas como por ejemplo menores tasas de criminalidad y mejores niveles de salud. De esta forma, la sociedad en su conjun...

  19. El beneficio de arenas feldespáticas: una solución para la industria cerámica colombiana

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    D. Laverde

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente, la industria cerámica y del vidrio requiere materias primas feldespáticas de alta calidad. Sólo en algunas aplicaciones, los feldespatos pueden ser utilizados tal como se extraen de la mina, sin ninguna clase de beneficio. Sin embargo, en la producción de los esmaltes y pastas de alta calidad se hace necesario un feldespato con un alto grado de pureza. En este trabajo, se presenta el estudio realizado a una arena feldespática del municipio de Sardinata (Norte de Santander, que es empleada por la empresa CERÁMICA ITALIA S.A., de la ciudad de Cúcuta, para la fabricación de esmaltes y pastas utilizados en la fabricación de baldosas cerámicas. En la actualidad, estas arenas se utilizan tal como son extraídas de la mina, sin embargo, debido al alto número de rechazos en los productos actuales y a la implementación de nuevas líneas de productos de mayor calidad, se hace necesario su beneficio. En una primera etapa, se realizó el cálculo de reserva, y se identificaron y cuantificaron los principales contaminantes como hierro, cuarzo y micas, mediante análisis mineralógico y geoquímico. En la segunda etapa, se aplicaron procesos de beneficio de separación magnética para eliminar los óxidos de hierro, y de flotación para separar el cuarzo. Se estudió el efecto de variables como la granulometría, el pH y la concentración de los diferentes reactivos de flotación. En una tercera etapa, y con ayuda de la determinación de las características fisicoquímicas, mineralógicas y metalúrgicas se elaboró el diagrama de flujo apropiado y se seleccionaron y dimensionaron los equipos para el montaje de una planta piloto para el beneficio del mineral.

  20. Análise dos modelos de avaliação de requerentes ao beneficio de prestação continuada: 2006 a 2012

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    Bim, Miriam Cláudia Spada; Carvalho, Manoela de; Murofuse, Neide Tiemi

    2015-01-01

    Este estudo apresenta uma análise dos resultados do processo de avaliação da pessoa com deficiência (PcD), requerentes do Benefício de Prestação Continuada (BPC), baseado na Classificação Internacional de Funcionalidade, Incapacidade e Saúde (CIF) a partir da caracterização dos requerentes deste beneficio quanto às incapacidades diagnosticadas. Entre os 1404 requerimentos de BPC, arquivados na Agência da Previdência Social (APS) de Assis Chateubriand, Paraná, foram analisadas as doenças e ou ...

  1. El talento humano en beneficio de los usuarios del Centro de Salud Andrés de Vera del cantón Portoviejo.

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    Murillo Yulán, María Antonieta

    2014-01-01

    La investigación tuvo como objetivo determinar la situación del talento humano en beneficio de los servicios de salud que se brindan en el Centro de Salud de la parroquia Andrés de Vera conocido como LEA del cantón Portoviejo. Los métodos que se utilizaron fueron inductivo-deductivo, Histórico exploratorio, descriptivo, correlacional, documental, así también las hipótesis y variables; en el caso de la investigación de campo se preguntó a los usuarios externos.

  2. Análisis del beneficio del ejercicio aeróbico sobre los síntomas vasomotores en pacientes postmenopáusicas

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    Paredes Pérez, Noé Napoleón

    2013-01-01

    Objetivo: Analizar el beneficio del ejercicio aeróbico sobre los síntomas vasomotores de las pacientes postmenopáusicas. Material y Método: Estudio prospectivo, cuasi experimental, comparativo del antes y el después de ejercicio aeróbico en postmenopáusicas con síntomas vasomotores que acudieron para tratamiento no hormonal. Fueron ingresando desde el 2 de enero del 2012 y todas tuvieron seguimiento hasta el 30 de junio del 2012. Todas realizaron una rutina de ejercicio con evaluación bas...

  3. 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...

  4. La actividad físico-deportiva, sus beneficios en centros penitenciarios. Una aplicación en el centro penitenciario de Burgos.

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    Martínez Antón, Miguel; Fernández Ciruelos, Álvaro

    2016-01-01

    En el presente artículo se consideran, a la luz de algunos estudios realizados, los beneficios físicos, psicológicos y sociales que puede generar la práctica físico-deportiva en la población reclusa, además de su posible influencia en los procesos de reeducación y reinserción social. Sirven de referencia la Ley General Penitenciaria (1979) y el Reglamento Penitenciario (1996). Se hace una aplicación al Centro Penitenciario de Burgos (España), mostrando la programación llevada a...

  5. La percepción de beneficios y de mejora del equilibrio motriz en programas de actividad física en la tercera edad

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    Castañer, Marta; Saüch, Glòria; Prat, Queralt; Camerino, Oleguer; Anguera Argilaga, María Teresa

    2016-01-01

    Nuestro objetivo es estudiar la percepción de los beneficios y de la mejora del equilibrio motriz que tienen los participantes de la tercera edad en un programa de actividad física. Realizamos un enfoque mixed methods de tipo embedded design de los datos obtenidos de la observación sistematizada de los patrones motrices que generan programas dirigidos a este colectivo; la administración de un test estandarizado de equilibrio en geriatría y un cuestionario validado. Se analiz...

  6. Medicaid and Rural Health

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    ... State Guides Rural Data Visualizations Rural Data Explorer Chart Gallery Maps Case Studies & Conversations Rural Health Models & ... services provided by state Medicaid programs might include dental care, physical therapy, home and community-based services, ...

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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)

    1998-12-31

    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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Beneficios que aporta la metodología MDE a los entornos de desarrollo de sistemas de tiempo real

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    César Cuevas

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Se analizan los beneficios que aporta el empleo de la metodología Model-Driven Engineering (MDE cuando se utiliza como base y soporte de entornos de diseño de sistemas de tiempo real. Con esta metodología, se incrementa la facilidad de uso del entorno para el diseñador, ya que, en función del paradigma que utilice y de la fase del proceso de diseño que esté llevando a cabo, el entorno le ofrece una vista especializada del sistema, la cual presenta de una forma precisa y coherente la información sobre la que está decidiendo. Por otro lado, una infraestructura MDE facilita el desarrollo de herramientas y su integración en el entorno, ya que, a través de los mecanismos de gestión y transformación de modelos con los que está dotada, cada herramienta recibe únicamente la información que utiliza, estructurada de modo adecuado, y así mismo, puede generar sus resultados de la forma que le sea natural, ya que el entorno los sabe gestionar. Por último, la metodología MDE permite considerar el entorno de diseño de tiempo real como una vista especializada que se integra coherentemente en un entorno más general, el cual soporta las restantes fases del diseño del sistema. Abstract: This paper analyses the benefits provided by the Model-Driven Engineering (MDE methodology when it is used as the base support for real-time systems design environments. The application of MDE eases the environment usage by the designer, because depending on the chosen paradigm and on the stage of the development process, the environment offers a specialized view of the system, presenting in a precise and coherent fashion the information under decision. On the other hand, an MDE infrastructure facilitates the development of tools and their integration within the environment, as, through the model management and transformation mechanisms this infrastructure is equipped with, every tool receives as input the right information it uses, structured as it

  13. Capacidad comunitaria en beneficio de promover salud en la colectividad Community ability favoring health promotion in collectivity

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    Dulce V. Romeo Cepero

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available En promoción de la salud, el empoderamiento es un proceso a través del cual la gente gana un mayor control sobre decisiones y acciones que afectan su salud. La educación en salud y la participación de la comunidad, son los caminos a la autorresponsabilidad, que deben encararse como un proceso largo y complejo. Con el deseo de indagar la competitividad de la comunidad del Consejo “Antonio Guiteras” en el municipio Habana del Este, en cuanto a su empoderamiento en beneficio de promover la salud de sus pobladores, y con el objetivo de evaluar la participación intersectorial en la gestión de salud, se realizó un estudio descriptivo en el que se encontró que se hace necesaria una práctica más consecuente de la “participación social y comunitaria” en la comunidad del Reparto para la solución de los problemas de salud, dependiendo de acciones intersectoriales, acciones comunitarias y prácticas individuales, así como también que dicha comunidad tiene una influencia limitada en las áreas de planificación y ejecución de los programas de salud. Se recomendó la necesidad de capacitar al personal de salud de la atención primaria y a los sectores y gobiernos con las herramientas técnicas, conceptuales y metodológicas necesarias para su papel de facilitador en la estrategia de salud que es la APS, así como impulsar la estrategia de Municipios por la Salud en el contexto local de la comunidad.In health promotion, strengthening is a process by which people achieves a greater control on decisions and actions affecting its health. Health education, and community involvement, are routes to self-responsibility, that be confronted like a long and complex process. To know community concerning in “Antonio Guiteras” Council in Habana del Este Municipality, as for its strengthening favoring the health promotion of its inhabitants, and to assess inter-sectorial involvement in health actions, a descriptive study was conducted in which it

  14. 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

  15. 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

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

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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

  17. What Is Rural? Revised

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    Many people have definitions for the term rural, but seldom are these rural definitions in agreement. For some, rural is a subjective state of mind. For others, rural is an objective quantitative measure. In this brief report the United States Department of Agriculture presents the following information along with helpful links for the reader: (1)…

  18. Producción de bio-alcoholes, a partir de mucílago obtenido con tres tecnologías utilizadas en el beneficio ecológico del café

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    Tesis (Maestría en Desarrollo Sostenible y Medio Ambiente). Universidad de Manizales. Facultad de Ciencias Contables, Económicas y Administrativas. CIMAD, 2017 El mucílago como uno de los dos más importantes subproductos del beneficio del café, por su composición se considera como residuo energético relevante en la obtención de biocombustibles. Con el progresivo desarrollo de diferentes tecnologías para el beneficio ecológico del café, se ve la necesidad de indagar sobre el potencial que p...

  19. Estrategias políticas y costo beneficio económico en el proceso de la firma de un tratado comercial. Estudio de Caso TLC Colombia - Corea del Sur (2009-2013).

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    Este estudio de caso analiza en qué medida la firma del Tratado de Libre Comercio entre Colombia y Corea del Sur obedece a estrategias políticas y/o costo beneficio económico por parte de este último. La hipótesis en el presente trabajo es que la firma del TLC entre ambos países se debe a la existencia de intereses compartidos. Por un lado, existen intereses económicos, debido a que Corea del Sur es un actor racional que busca siempre maximizar sus beneficios a través del aumento del tamaño d...

  20. La planificación tributaria como instrumento idóneo para maximizar los beneficios económicos: caso del subsector comercializadoras de la rana especie "catesbiana”

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    Torres Gallardo, Ana Lucía

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    La presente investigación tiene como propósito aplicar la planificación tributaria como instrumento idóneo para maximizar el aprovechamiento de los beneficios e incentivos existentes en nuestro sistema tributario, aplicado al subsector ranicultor. El objetivo principal es proporcionar a los empresarios (principalmente pequeños y medianos) directrices para aprovechar los beneficios e incentivos que la ley establece, e incentivar de esta forma el emprendimiento y la asociación entre empresarios...

  1. 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)

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    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

  2. 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.

  3. Beneficios y aplicaciones de la educación musical en alumnos con retraso mental en Educación Primaria

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    Catalina Presa, Isabel

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    Este trabajo está dirigido a la investigación de los posibles beneficios que pueda ejercer la música sobre los alumnos de Educación Primaria haciendo hincapié en aquellos con la patología de retraso mental. En la primera parte del trabajo se lleva a cabo una investigación y un análisis teórico de los conceptos y contenidos de la educación musical en la enseñanza primaria y el retraso mental junto con la relación entre ambos. En la segunda parte llevo a cabo una propuesta de intervención...

  4. 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

  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. 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.

  8. 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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    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.

  9. 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

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    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

  10. Rural Health Concerns

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    People in rural areas face some different health issues than people who live in towns and cities. Getting health care can ... long distances to get routine checkups and screenings. Rural areas often have fewer doctors and dentists, and ...

  11. Medicare and Rural Health

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    ... community has a significant impact on the local economy. In rural areas, Medicare reimbursement is a critical source of that healthcare spending, particularly since the higher percentage of elderly population in rural areas mean that Medicare accounts for ...

  12. 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

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    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

  13. Seasonality of Rural Finance

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    Khandker, Shahidur R.; Samad, Hussain A.; Badruddoza, Syed

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    Simultaneity of borrowing, withdrawal of savings, and loan defaults due to the pronounced seasonality of agriculture often leads to investment failure of rural financial institutions. Lack of borrowing leads to lack of in-come- and consumption-smoothing, and in turn, causes inefficient resource allocation by rural households. Financial institutions that are active in rural areas take diffe...

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. La Hipótesis de la Utilización del Impuesto sobre Beneficios para Evitat Pérdidas y Descensos en Resultados

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    Mª Carmen Gonzalo Angulo

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo, centrado en la gestión del resultado en empresas españolas cotizadas, comprobamos en primer lugar, la existencia de una discontinuidad en el punto cero en las funciones de densidad del resultado antes de impuesto y neto. En segundo lugar, investigamos el efecto que el reconocimiento del gasto por impuesto sobre beneficios genera en las distribuciones de los resultados. Beaver, McNichols y Nelson (2007 argumentan que la discontinuidad observada en los histogramas de frecuencias puede no ser producto de una gestión intencionada por parte de los administradores sino que puede deberse al efecto asimétrico que juegan dos partidas concretas: el impuesto sobre beneficios y las partidas especiales (por el diferente reconocimiento de los ingresos y gastos, motivado por el sesgo conservador del principio de prudencia. Los resultados encontrados en la muestra española sostienen la hipótesis de Beaver, McNichols y Nelson (2007 para el primer periodo estudiado 1996-2000 y respalda la idea de que la discontinuidad en los puntos clave de los valores del resultado puede ser explicado por la lógica inherente al propio modelo contable, y en especial por el principio de prudencia valorativa, que tiene prevalencia sobre los demás en España, para este periodo considerado. No obstante, esta hipótesis se relaja a partir del ejercicio 2001, coincidiendo con la aprobación de Ley 24/2001.In the first part of this paper, we examine whether there is a discontinuity at zero (i.e., a “kink” in the distribution of profits and increases of profits. Second, we investigated the effect that the recognition of tax expenses generates in the distribution of earnings. Beaver, McNichols and Nelson (2007 have defended that the observed discontinuity in earnings couldn’t be enough to confirm the manipulation of results by management. In contrast, they argue that the observed discontinuity in earnings could be due to the asymmetric effect from two

  18. Rural Entrepreneurship or Entrepreneurship in the Rural

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

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: This article investigates how rural entrepreneurship engages with place and space. It explores the concept of “rural” in rural enterprise, and illustrates the importance of distinguishing between types of rural entrepreneurship. Design/methodology/approach: The constructs of “place” and ...... these processes are enabled and constrained by the immediate context or “place”. The paper weaves space and place in order to show the importance of context for entrepreneurship, which responds to the recent calls for contextualizing entrepreneurship research and theories....

  19. Costo-beneficio de la profilaxis antibiótica perioperatoria en los pacientes operados de hiperplasia prostática

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    Lourdes Santana Sarrhy

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Se revisaron 98 historias clínicas de pacientes operados de hiperplasia prostática benigna en el Servicio de Urología del Hospital Clinicoquirúrgico Docente "Joaquín Albarrán; por las distintas técnicas quirúrgicas. La terapéutica antimicrobiana con kanamicina se utilizó en 41 de estos casos de forma convencional, en dosis de 10 a 15 mg/kg de peso/24 h durante 7 d y los 57 casos restantes recibieron antibioticoterapia perioperatoria con ceftriaxona, en dosis de 1 g intramuscular en el momento de la inducción anestésica y 1 g intramuscular 1 h antes de la remoción del catéter uretral. Se hizo un estudio comparativo de los resultados del uso de ambos métodos profilácticos, donde se demostró el enorme beneficio, desde el punto de vista de los costos, de la ceftriaxona perioperatoria, pues implica una mayor eficacia del medicamento con menores costos hospitalarios

  20. 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.

  1. Oral Health in Rural Communities

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    ... people with partial edentulism when compared to urban (Urban, 38.4%, High Poverty Rural 51.3%, Other Rural, 45%). Counties with high rates of full edentulism are also rural (Urban, 4.3%, High-Poverty Rural 10.5%, Other Rural, 8.2%). ( Mitchell, ...

  2. Rural and Urban Youth Programs.

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    Backman, Kenneth; And Others

    This publication provides a variety of information on prevention and intervention programs for rural and urban children and adolescents. Drawing from a rural sociological perspective, the introductory paper defines "rural," discusses rural-urban economic and social differences, and lists indicators of risk for rural youth. It discusses the extent…

  3. 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.

  4. Modelo multicriterio para determinar el beneficio derivado de la implementación de un sistema de gestión de calidad según la norma ISO 9001:2000

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    Juan Carlos Osorio Gómez

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Muchas empresas manufactureras implementan sistemas de gestión de la calidad ISO 9001:2000 forzadas por las exigencias del mercado o por no quedarse atrás con respecto a la competencia; pero una vez realizado el proceso de implantación del sistema, surge el interrogante si efectivamente se ha generado o no beneficio y en que indicadores de la organización. Este trabajo consiste en el desarrollo de una metodología multicriterio (sustentada en el Análisis Jerárquico de Procesos - AHP para medir realmente el logro o no de beneficios asociados al sistema de gestión de la calidad y su aplicación en un grupo de empresas manufactureras ubicadas en el Valle del Cauca - Colombia definiéndose el nivel de beneficio alcanzado por ellas. La metodología es replicable en cualquier tipo de organización, y busca direccionar esfuerzos y ayudar en la toma de decisiones empresariales respecto a la implementación o no de un sistema de gestión de la calidad.

  5. Rural nurse job satisfaction.

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    Molinari, D L; Monserud, M A

    2008-01-01

    The lack of rural nursing studies makes it impossible to know whether rural and urban nurses perceive personal and organizational factors of job satisfaction similarly. Few reports of rural nurse job satisfaction are available. Since the unprecedented shortage of qualified rural nurses requires a greater understanding of what factors are important to retention, studies are needed. An analysis of the literature indicates job satisfaction is studied as both an independent and dependent variable. In this study, the concept is used to examine the intention to remain employed by measuring individual and organizational characteristics; thus, job satisfaction is used as a dependent variable. One hundred and three rural hospital nurses, from hospitals throughout the Northwest region of the United States were recruited for the study. Only nurses employed for more than one year were accepted. The sample completed surveys online. The McCloskey/Mueller Satisfaction Scale, the Gerber Control Over Practice Scale, and two open-ended job satisfaction questions were completed. The qualitative analysis of the open-ended questions identified themes which were then used to support the quantitative findings. Overall alphas were 0.89 for the McCloskey/Mueller Scale and 0.96 for the Gerber Control Over Practice Scale. Rural nurses indicate a preference for rural lifestyles and the incorporation of rural values in organizational practices. Nurses preferred the generalist role with its job variability, and patient variety. Most participants intended to remain employed. The majority of nurses planning to leave employment were unmarried, without children at home, and stated no preference for a rural lifestyle. The least overall satisfied nurses in the sample were employed from 1 to 3 years. Several new findings inform the literature while others support previous workforce studies. Data suggest some job satisfaction elements can be altered by addressing organizational characteristics and by

  6. Rural Gas Program manual

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    1987-11-01

    The intent and purpose of this manual is to describe the various guideliness and administrative procedures associated with the Alberta Rural Gas Program and to consolidate and expand upon the legislation under which the Program has been developed. It is intended primarily for the use and information of rural gas distributors, their agents, and other private or government parties having an interest in the Rural Gas Program. Information is presented on: rural gas franchises, technical applications, contracts and tenders, determination of system capital costs for grant support, grants, Gas Alberta brokerage arrangements, insurance coverage, utility rights-of-way, and lien notes.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Una Perspectiva Crítica desde el Marco Conceptual Respecto a la Contabilización del Impuesto sobre Beneficios

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    Constancio Zamora Ramírez

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available La revisión de la NIC-12 por el IASC ha supuesto un notable acercamiento a los posicionamientos del FASB con respecto a la contabilización del impuesto sobre beneficios. Esto implica un referente internacional claro para la implantación de una alternativa contable concreta: método de la deuda, asignación comprensiva, enfoque sobre el balance y sin posibilidad de descuento. Sin embargo, la alternativa escogida ha sido duramente criticada por algunos autores. Por este motivo, este trabajo analiza su consistencia respecto a los valores compartidos de los marcos conceptuales vigen¬tes, evidenciándose diversos problemas de inconsistencias, varios de los cuales han sido corroborados por trabajos empíricos. Por el/o, no consideramos conveniente la normalización internacional desde la pos¬tura adoptada. Finalmente, se realiza una propuesta en la que seguir trabajando. The revision of IAS-12 by the IASC has entailed a noteworthy reconciliation with the FASB'S attitudes regarding accounting for income tax. This suggests a clear international reference for the introduction of a specific accounting alternative: the liability method, comprehensive allocation, a balance-sheet focus and without the possibility of discount. However, the chosen alternative has been strongly criticised by some authors. For this reason, this paper analyses its consistency with respect to the shared characteristics of prevailing conceptual frameworks, revealing diverse problems of inconsistency, a variety of which have been corroborated by empirical literature. For this reason, we do not consider the international standard to be suitable in terms of the position adopted. Finally, a proposal for future work is put forward.

  10. 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

  11. 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...

  12. 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…

  13. Rural tourism development

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    Recently, a link between rural tourism and poverty alleviation ..... intellectual springboard for development of goods and services, crafts, local foods, music, dance, ..... established tourism market as well as the positive attitude of the respondents ... improve the congruence between the rural destination image and the visitor.

  14. Networking the rural community.

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    Tiongson, K H; Arneson, S I

    1993-04-01

    A branch network of affiliate hospitals has been providing home care services to rural North Dakota residents successfully for a decade. Here's how this effective system meets the special challenges that a rural environment poses for hiring, training, scheduling, and supporting home care aides.

  15. Rural Revitalization through Collaboration.

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    Norman, Charles

    In recent years, service programs targeted for Georgia's rural communities have decreased proportionately in relation to those intended for the state's rapidly expanding population centers. At the same time, erosion of traditional manufacturing industries and an adverse agricultural economy have decreased the ability of rural communities to…

  16. 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.

  17. Innovating for Rural Development

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    Christensen, Dorthe

    is that policies, agricultural research and extension should pay attention to these financial structural aspects, since they regulate the extent of ‘public good extension services’ like rural development services and ‘innovation intermediation’ in Danish agricultural extension agencies. The capacity differs among...... the individual agencies and among individual agents. There are agencies that financially invest in rural development service, including in innovation intermediation. On the other hand, there are agencies where the presence of rural development service is merely as a formal structure, possibly to signal...... 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. Energy for rural India

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    Urban, Frauke; Benders, Rene M.J.; Moll, Henri C.

    2009-01-01

    About 72 million households in rural India do not have access to electricity and rely primarily on traditional biofuels. This research investigates how rural electrification could be achieved in India using different energy sources and what the effects for climate change mitigation could be. We use the Regional Energy Model (REM) to develop scenarios for rural electrification for the period 2005-2030 and to assess the effects on greenhouse gas emissions, primary energy use and costs. We compare the business-as-usual scenario (BAU) with different electrification scenarios based on electricity from renewable energy, diesel and the grid. Our results indicate that diesel systems tend to have the highest CO 2 emissions, followed by grid systems. Rural electrification with primarily renewable energy-based end-uses could save up to 99% of total CO 2 emissions and 35% of primary energy use in 2030 compared to BAU. Our research indicates that electrification with decentralised diesel systems is likely to be the most expensive option. Rural electrification with renewable energy tends to be the most cost-effective option when end-uses are predominantly based on renewable energy, but turns out to be more costly than grid extensions when electric end-use devices are predominantly used. This research therefore elaborates whether renewable energy is a viable option for rural electrification and climate change mitigation in rural India and gives policy recommendations.

  19. 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.

  20. Culture and rural health.

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    Farmer, Jane; Bourke, Lisa; Taylor, Judy; Marley, Julia V; Reid, John; Bracksley, Stacey; Johnson, Nicole

    2012-10-01

    This paper considers the role of culture in rural health, suggesting that the concept and its impacts are insufficiently understood and studied. It reviews some of the ways that culture has been considered in (rural) health, and states that culture is either used ambiguously and broadly - for example, suggesting that there is a rural culture, or narrowly - indeed perhaps interchangeably with ethnicity, for example Aboriginal culture as a unity. The paper notes that, although culture is a dynamic social concept, it has been adopted into a biomedical research paradigm as though it is fixed. Culture is often treated as though it is something that can be addressed simplistically, for example, through cultural sensitivity education. Authors suggest that culture is an unaddressed 'elephant in the room' in rural health, and that exploring cultural differences and beliefs and facing up to cultural differences are vital in understanding and addressing rural health and health system challenges. © 2012 The Authors. Australian Journal of Rural Health © National Rural Health Alliance Inc.

  1. The Rural School Leadership Dilemma

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    Surface, Jeanne L.; Theobald, Paul

    2014-01-01

    The idea that rural schools and communities, indeed, even rural people, are somehow substandard or second-class has deep historical roots. The goal of this essay is to reveal that history so as to render stereotypical conceptions all things rural less powerful and more easily dismissed by rural school professionals. Consequently the focus is on…

  2. Contabilidad del impuesto sobre beneficios

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    Luceño Martínez, Haizea

    2017-01-01

    Este Trabajo Fin de Grado pretende dar una explicación al tratamiento contable del Impuesto de Sociedades. Siendo un impuesto que hay que contabilizar, pero que se calcula siguiendo criterios fiscales, lleva a tener que realizar ajustes que tendrán su repercusión contable. El punto de partida no es otra que la norma de registro y valoración 13ª del PGC, que versa sobre cómo hay que proceder a contabilizar el Gasto por Impuesto de Sociedades, que se compone tanto del Gasto por Impuesto Co...

  3. El ayuno. Beneficios y perjuicios

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    Salinas, Pedro José

    2015-01-01

    El ayuno es un acto voluntario de abstinencia o reducción de ciertos alimentos y/o bebidas por un periodo de tiempo. Fisiológicamente el ayuno puede referirse al estado metabólico de una persona que no ha comido desde el día anterior o al estado metabólico logrado después de la digestión completa y de la absorción de una comida. El ayuno se ha practicado desde la antigüedad. Al comienzo era involuntario, causado por razones ambientales adversas. Todavía persisten esas razones y otras como con...

  4. 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...

  5. 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.

  6. Biopéptidos en la leche y sus derivados: funcionamiento y beneficios a la salud / Bioactive peptides in milk and their derivatives: functionality and health benefits

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    Gabriela Rodríguez-Hernández

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available La leche y los productos lácteos son fuente de proteínas de alto valor biológico. Algunas de éstas presentan actividades biológicas, nutricionales y funcionales en el ser humano. En los últimos años se ha reportado que los péptidos, derivados de las proteínas lácteas, son capaces de influir positivamente en la salud del consumidor. Sin embargo, éstos no ejercen beneficio alguno, más allá del aporte nutricional, cuando forman parte de las proteínas lácteas nativas, por lo que es necesario someter a las proteínas a procesos de hidrólisis enzimática. Este proceso puede llevarse a cabo por los microorganismos propios de la leche o por aquellos que son inoculados durante la elaboración y por la adición de enzimas comerciales utilizadas durante el procesado. Cabe señalar que el efecto hidrolítico no se limita a la elaboración de los productos lácteos, sino que continúa durante la maduración y la vida en el anaquel. Así mismo, diversas investigaciones han evidenciado que la actividad de las enzimas gastrointestinales es determinante en la hidrólisis que experimentan las proteínas lácteas. De tal forma que la liberación de los péptidos, aunada al tamaño, hidrofobicidad y secuencia de los mismos constituyen requisitos indispensables para convertirlos en péptidos con actividad biológica. Éstos últimos, también considerados como péptidos bioactivos o biopéptidos, han despertado recientemente el interés de los investigadores debido a que pueden influenciar favorablemente las funciones que llevan a cabo los sistemas inmune, gastrointestinal, nervioso y cardiovascular impactando la salud del consumidor. En esta revisión de literatura, se abordaron los mecanismos por los cuales son generados los biopéptidos derivados de proteínas lácteas y los efectos fisiológicos que producen.

  7. 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.

    2005-04-01

    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

  8. Rural Health Information Hub

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    ... U.S. (2011-2015): Individual-level & Placed-based Disparities Source: Southwest Rural Health Research Center Online Library » Resource and Referral Service Need help finding information? RHIhub can provide free assistance customized to your ...

  9. Development in Rural Uganda*

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    /or single among .... labour supply, consumer demand, pcr capita income, productivity, etc. ..... The respondents were asked to state the reasons for their status in the social ..... purehase grains from the market for consumption, rural dwellers are.

  10. Rural Wellness and Prevention

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    ... they are a captive audience. To create healthier work environments, governors in recent years have banned smoking in ... alerts also available FEATURED MODEL Faith, Activity, and Nutrition view details RELATED TOPICS Chronic Disease in Rural ...

  11. 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...

  12. 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.

  13. "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.)

  14. Rural versus Urban

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    Schøning, Signe Wedel

    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......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......, 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....

  15. 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

    2014-01-01

    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

  16. Validez de un modelo basado en los costes de transacción para identificar los beneficios de los SIIO Validity of a model based on the transaction costs to identify the benefits from IOS

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    Piercarlo Maggiolini

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo principal de este trabajo de investigación es verificar la validez de un modelo basado en los costes de transacción, para evaluar el impacto de la introducción y uso de los Sistemas de Información Interorganizativos (SIIO en las empresas. Se propone un modelo que considera diferentes tipos de beneficios, y después, a modo exploratorio, se aplica a la identificación de los beneficios obtenidos por el uso de Sistemas de Intercambio Electrónico de Datos (EDI en un grupo de empresas del sector de bienes de gran consumo. La verificación del modelo propuesto en una tecnología "clásica" ha permitido confirmar la utilidad del mismo para identificar los beneficios y especialmente aquellos situados a nivel interorganizativo.The main objective of this research work is the verification of the validity of a model based on the transaction costs, to be used for the impact evaluation of the introduction and use of Interorganizational Information Systems (IOS in companies. This model which has been proposed takes into consideration different kinds of benefits, and later in an exploratory way, it is applied to the benefits identification in using Electronic Data Interchange Systems (EDI in some enterprises within the mass consumer industry. The verification of the proposed model on a "classic" technology has allowed to confirm its usefulness for the identification of the benefits and mainly for those placed at the interorganizative level.

  17. 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. ...

  18. 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.

  19. Valoración económica de los beneficios de programas de recuperación, conservación y Fortalecimiento de los recursos turísticos de las islas flotantes de los Uros - Puno

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    Cacsire Grimaldos, Rubén Arturo

    2013-01-01

    El hecho innegable es que nuestro departamento cuenta con el más rico legado cultural, arqueológico y fundamentalmente artístico-folklórico del país y de América; expresiones casi mágicas cultivadas y practicadas desde tiempos inmemoriales hasta nuestros días, siendo los Uros el único grupo social que ha mantenido su ancestral mística tradicional y cultural hasta nuestros días. En este escenario, la presente investigación trató de valorar económicamente los beneficios que se pueden generar al...

  20. 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 ...

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

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    Margarita Posso

    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.

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

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    ARTURO CORTES

    2000-06-01

    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

  3. 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

  4. Rural women caregivers in Canada.

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    Crosato, Kay E; Leipert, Beverly

    2006-01-01

    Informal caregiving within rural contexts in Canada is increasing. This is due in part to a number of factors related to the restructuring of the Canadian health care system, the regionalization of services to urban locations, the increased population of people 65 years and older, and the desire of this population to age within their rural homes. Most often, the informal caregiving role is assumed by rural women. Women tend to fall into the role of informal caregiver to elders because of the many societal and gender expectations and values that are present within the rural culture. The purpose of this literature review is to identify the context in which women provide care for an elder in rural Canada. Illustrating these issues will help to uncover challenges and barriers rural women face when providing care and highlight recommendations and implications for rural women caregivers and nurses employed within rural settings. Many rural women share similar caregiving experiences as urban informal caregivers, but rural women are faced with additional challenges in providing quality care for an elder. Rural women caregivers are faced with such issues as limited access to adequate and appropriate healthcare services, culturally incongruent health care, geographical distance from regionalized centers and health services, transportation challenges, and social/geographical isolation. In addition to these issues, many rural women are faced with the multiple role demands that attend being a wife, mother, caregiver and employee. The pile up of these factors leaves rural women caregivers susceptible to additional stresses and burn out, with limited resources on which to depend. Through reviewing pertinent literature, appropriate implications and recommendations can be made that may assist rural women caregivers and rural nurses. Nurses working within rural communities are in ideal settings to work collaboratively in building supportive relationships with rural women in order to

  5. 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

    2014-09-01

    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.

  6. 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.

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

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    Strengthening rural health placements for medical students: Lessons for South Africa ... rural health, primary healthcare and National Health Insurance strategies. ... preferential selection of students with a rural background, positioning rural ...

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

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    Daniel Fernández Bermejo

    2016-04-01

    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.

  9. 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

    2015-03-01

    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.

  10. 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

    2010-04-01

    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

  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. 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 ...

  13. Rural transportation emergency preparedness plans.

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    2009-07-01

    Improving the emergency preparedness of rural transportation systems is the overall goal of this research. Unique characteristics exist in rural transportation systems including widely dispersed and diverse populations and geographic areas. Exploring...

  14. Substance Abuse in Rural Areas

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    ... challenges for rural communities: Behavioral health and detoxification (detox) services are not as readily available in rural ... the supplemental services necessary for positive outcomes. Detoxification (detox) services, for example, provide the initial treatment for ...

  15. Rural energetic troubles in Ecuador

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    Barriga, A

    1994-01-01

    The present work presents a general situation of Ecuador, its demand of Energy, programs of electrification rural, energy requirements in the hydroelectric rural sector, central sector built in Ecuador and the priorities of energy use

  16. Changing Rural Paradigms

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    Høst, Jeppe Engset

    2016-01-01

    In this article I will review the historical, cultural and social formation of rural development policies in Denmark and situate these in a Scandinavian context. The review is based on a reading of commission reports, law documents and texts produced by the planners and scholars involved...... 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...... to 2002, reflecting increased market integration; but the determinants of formal and informal credit demand are distinct. Credit rationing depends on education and credit history, but we find no evidence of a bias against women. Regional differences are striking, and a ‘one size fits all’ approach...... to credit policy is clearly inappropriate....

  19. 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.

  20. Social Welfare in Rural Europe.

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    Shucksmith, Mark; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Literature review on social exclusion and disadvantage in rural Europe suggests that rural poverty arises from unemployment, low wages, and, most significantly, inadequate income in old age. Discusses difficulties in identifying rural incidence of exclusion and disadvantage, as well as the need for such research in light of major ongoing social…

  1. Agrarian Reform and Rural Development.

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    Biswas, Margaret R.

    1979-01-01

    This paper presents the plight of the world's poor, which was discussed at The World Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development in July, 1979. Urban bias is attributed to the failure of rural development. More participation of rural people is needed. Progress is being made. Examples of literary programs in Iraq and the Sudan are included.…

  2. Energy for sustainable rural development

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    Hulscher, W.S.; Hulscher, W.S.; Hommes, E.W.; Hommes, E.W.

    1992-01-01

    Rural energy in developing countries is discussed with a view to sustainable development. The project-oriented approach in rural energy which has often dominated in the past, is contrasted with an overall strategy for sustainable rural energy demand and supply. An outline for a demand-oriented

  3. Rural Youth: The Policy Agenda.

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    Dey, Ian; Jentsch, Birgit

    With the advent of a Scottish Parliament and a Minister and Parliamentary Committee for Rural Affairs, there is now a broad consensus that policies are needed to generate "quality jobs" for young people in rural Scotland. This agenda is politically appealing, since it addresses various rural problems, including retention of young people…

  4. Managerial Strategies for the Conservation of Rurality in Rural Tourism

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    Cornelia Petroman

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available If we admit that rurality designates small densities, open areas, small settlements below 1,000 inhabitants, and land reserved mainly to agricultural and forestry practices, and as natural area, if we admit that society tends to be traditional and that government al policies tend to conserve rather than to make rapid or radical changes, then we should admit that rural tourism should be an activity generating new incomes in the area. Rurality also means preserving a continuum in the approach of different types of areas with different characteristics, a concept that can also be of use in the identification of activities specific to rural tourism. Be they activities specific to the rural environment or activities common to the rural area, they need to aim at the conservation of rurality as a main tourism resource. Managerial strategies in rural tourism contribute effectively to rural development, provided they are sustainable and that rural tourism be not the only solution for rural development.

  5. 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…

  6. Reluctant Rural Regionalists

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    Hall, Peter V.; Stern, Pamela

    2009-01-01

    Recently, scholars have begun to explore questions of regionalism and regionalization in rural contexts. Regionalism is often understood and presented as a pragmatic solution to intractable problems of fragmentation, inefficiency, accountability, spillover and neglect in the face of economic restructuring and other external threats. These…

  7. Encountering Rural Transformation

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    Krag, Mo Michelsen Stochholm

    2017-01-01

    . The presence of “The controlled ruin at the church” in the rural village catalyzed an exchange of memories of the place among the local inhabitants. Furthermore, the subsequent decay process showed a positive influence on the local attitude towards the implemented strategy. Bringing in surveyed examples...

  8. Dismantling Rural Stereotypes

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    Bryant, James A., Jr.

    2010-01-01

    The natural beauty that surrounds many rural schools hides the troubling realities that students in these schools frequently live in poverty and the schools struggle to give these students the education they need. James A. Bryant believes that one source of the problem is the fact that so many school reforms are designed with urban schools in…

  9. Plan of rural electrification

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    2002-01-01

    This presentation shows the policies of the Government of Guatemala on renewable energy for the rural population, the current demand of energy and trends for 2004. Also presents the budget for financing electrification projects with solar energy and hydro energy and the number of users to be included by geographical zone

  10. Problems Facing Rural Schools.

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    Stewart, C. E.; And Others

    Problems facing rural Scottish schools range from short term consideration of daily operation to long term consideration of organizational alternatives. Addressed specifically, such problems include consideration of: (1) liaison between a secondary school and its feeder primary schools; (2) preservice teacher training for work in small, isolated…

  11. Rural Health Disparities

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    ... in the Delta Region for specific data. U.S. – Mexico Border While life expectancy in many counties of ... documents the successes, challenges, and relevant information for planning. ... on rural/urban disparities see What sources cover health behaviors and ...

  12. Information and Rural Development.

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    Storm, Bonnie L.

    1982-01-01

    Outlines approaches taken to development in lesser developed countries in the past, discusses the importance of appropriate technology and human development, and summarizes the information needs of the rural poor in developing nations. Information dissemination programs using video- and audiotape technology in Bangladesh, Guatemala, and Peru are…

  13. Organizing Rural Health Care

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    Bunkenborg, Mikkel

    2012-01-01

    to organize rural health care is more regulatory and distanced in its emphasis on nudging patients and doctors towards the right decisions through economic incentives. This bureaucratic approach to organizing health individually offers a sharp contrast to the religious collectivities that form around health...

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Percepción de los Beneficios de la Tenencia de Animales de Compañía para las Personas de la Mediana Edad con Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2

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    Hugues H., Beatriz; Álvarez Á., Aimee M.; Castelo E., Lizet; Ledón L., Loraine; Mendoza T., Madelín; Domínguez A., Emma

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    Se efectuó un estudio con el objetivo de explorar la percepción de personas de la mediana edad con Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2 (DM2) respecto a la tenencia de animales de compañía y su relación con la satisfacción personal, beneficios sobre la salud psicoemocional, el control metabólico y la motivación para la realización de actividades físicas. El estudio fue de tipo transversal, descriptivo, con 85 personas de 40 a 59 años de edad con DM2 y residentes en La Habana, Cuba. Se confeccionó un cues...

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Desarrollo e implementación de un módulo de videoconferencia a través de webrtc para una plataforma de telemedicina rural

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    2014-01-01

    La implicación de las TICs en la medicina, a día de hoy, ha traído consigo grandes beneficios a nivel sanitario, de investigación e incluso económico, de allí que la telemedicina juegue un papel importante en este proceso de continuo crecimiento. A través de la Telemedicina se permite brindar una continua asistencia y colaboración entre médico-paciente-médico rural, y aún más si es que esté paciente o médico se encuentra en lugares de difícil acceso. En el presente trabajo se plantea e...

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. CHANGING SCHOOL NEEDS IN RURAL AREAS.

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    RHODES, ALVIN E.

    AS THE RURAL ECONOMY HAS BECOME MORE AFFECTED BY AUTOMATION, RURAL SOCIETY HAS BECOME MORE INDUSTRIAL. FARM POPULATION AND THE NUMBER OF FARMS HAVE DECREASED, WHILE NON-FARM RURAL POPULATION HAS INCREASED. THE CHANGING RURAL SCENE IS REFLECTED IN CHANGES IN RURAL EDUCATION. EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HAVE GREATLY INCREASED DUE TO SCHOOL…

  10. Greenways for rural sustainable development

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    Ottomano Palmisano, Giovanni; Govindan, Kannan; Loisi, Rosa V.

    2016-01-01

    within the CAP because they help to protect and manage environmental heritage, promote economic activities and enhance the social assets of rural areas; furthermore, given their natural ability to simultaneously connect these resources, greenways promote Rural Sustainable Development (RSD......Policy makers have recently begun to agree on environmental, economic and social aspects of rural areas that are enhanced according to the European Union (EU) Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), and in particular in the national Rural Development Programmes (RDPs).Greenways are an acknowledged tool...... Aiding (MCDA) technique "Group Analytic Hierarchy Process" (GAHP). The validity of this MC-SDSS was tested on three rural municipalities of Apulia Region (Southern Italy). In particular, a GIS was used to detect the rural resources and existing linear elements, which were used to perform overlay mapping...

  11. Is [Rural] Property Tax Relevant?

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    Villaveces-Niño, Marta-Juanita

    2015-01-01

    The present document presents the general notions and the definition of property taxation and, as part of it, the working definition of rural property taxation emphasizing that property taxation is a matter of “property” and rural property taxation is linked with rural property, specifically with land ownership. In addition, the document presents some facts about the performance of property taxation based on a secondary source of cross-country analysis. In order to giv...

  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...... 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. 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...... activities, job/employment opportunities that retain potential migrants in the area, and access to services for the rural hinterlands. This paper examines the role of emerging urban centres (EUCs) as ‘drivers’ of rural development based on a study of two EUCs and their rural hinterlands in Tanzania. Findings...... and poverty reduction....

  14. Work of female rural doctors.

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    Wainer, Jo

    2004-04-01

    To identify the impact of family life on the ways women practice rural medicine and the changes needed to attract women to rural practice. Census of women rural doctors in Victoria in 2000, using a self-completed postal survey. General and specialist practice. Two hundred and seventy-one female general practitioners and 31 female specialists practising in Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Area Classifications 3-7. General practitioners are those doctors with a primary medical degree and without additional specialist qualifications. Interaction of hours and type of work with family responsibilities. Generalist and specialist women rural doctors carry the main responsibility for family care. This is reflected in the number of hours they work in clinical and non-clinical professional practice, availability for on-call and hospital work, and preference for the responsibilities of practice partnership or the flexibility of salaried positions. Most of the doctors had established a satisfactory balance between work and family responsibilities, although a substantial number were overworked in order to provide an income for their families or meet the needs of their communities. Thirty-six percent of female rural general practitioners and 56% of female rural specialists preferred to work fewer hours. Female general practitioners with responsibility for children were more than twice as likely as female general practitioners without children to be in a salaried position and less likely to be a practice partner. The changes needed to attract and retain women in rural practice include a place for everyone in the doctor's family, flexible practice structures, mentoring by women doctors and financial and personal recognition. Women make up less than a quarter of the rural general practice workforce and an even smaller percentage of the specialist rural medical workforce. As a result their experiences are not well articulated in research on rural medical practice and their needs are

  15. Rural electrification or village energization

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    Smith, D V

    1980-03-01

    Decentralized power generation using renewable energy resources is more appropriate to the energy needs of the rural Third World. These countries often look to the rural electrification programs of the US and Soviet Union as the answer to their problem even though studies consistently show this to be inefficient and frequently ineffective, often reinforcing existing social and economic inequities. When the uses of energy in rural villages are examined in detail, the only approach which will supply energy to the rural poor must be based on a local and regional match of need to indigenous energy sources and to the development of local talent and enthusiasm. 29 references. (DCK)

  16. 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...

  17. Violence and Abuse in Rural America

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    ... Guide Rural Health Topics & States Topics View more Violence and Abuse in Rural America Violence and abuse ... of harassment, stalking, and bullying? How prevalent is violence and abuse in rural America? According to the ...

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

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    Nørgaard, Helle

    Rural areas are presently challenged by various restructuring processes; functionally and economically with changes in employment structure etc. as well as social and cultural transformations due to demographic change, population loss but also due to in-migration. This paper addresses how rural...

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  1. 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...

  2. 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

  3. 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...

  4. 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.

  5. 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…

  6. 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.

  7. RURAL FINANCIAL MARKETS: AN OVERVIEW

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    Spio, Kojo; Groenewald, Jan A.

    1997-01-01

    The paper seeks to present an in depth overview of rural financial markets in developing countries. Attention is given to the role of financial markets in the development process, approaches to rural finance in developing countries, and formal and informal financial markets. The pro and cons of the various financial markets were also considered.

  8. Verbal Autopsies in Rural Tanzania

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    Maternal mortality rates in rural Tanzania are high. In preparation for the introduction of an intervention to reduce maternal deaths by distribution of misoprostol and erythromycin to women living in rural Rorya District, Mara Region, Tanzania, we conducted a limited verbal autopsy by surveying family members of women ...

  9. Rural poverty in transition countries

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    Macours, K; Swinnen, Jo

    2006-01-01

    This paper uses new poverty data based on household level surveys to analyze changes in rural poverty and rural-urban poverty differences in 23 transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the firmer Soviet Union. The paper presents a series of hypotheses to explain differences across countries and changes over time.

  10. Going Digital in Rural America.

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    Malecki, Edward J.

    This paper examines the extent to which rural America is digital--has access to the Internet and to newer technologies such as wireless broadband--and discusses rural supply and demand for "going digital." Supply aspects include issues of both infrastructure and public policy. Demand aspects include entrepreneurs (business users) and…

  11. Portrait of Rural Virtual Schooling

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    Barbour, Michael K.

    2007-01-01

    Over the past two decades, distance education has become a reality of rural schooling in Newfoundland and Labrador. In this article, I provide historical background into the challenges facing rural schools in the province and how distance education was introduced to address that challenge. I also describe how that system of distance education…

  12. Rural energetic development: cuban experience

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    Aguilera Barciela, M.

    1994-01-01

    The development of electro energetic national system in Cuba has been directed to the following objectives: to brake the rural population's exodus toward the cities, electrification of dairy farm, interconnection to the system electro energetic of all the sugar central production, these improves the rural population's conditions life

  13. 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

  14. Análisis costo-beneficio del control de vectores en la transmisión potencial de dengue Cost-benefit analysis of vector control in areas of potential dengue transmission

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    Pablo Wenceslao Orellano

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Evaluar el costo-beneficio de una intervención de control de mosquitos adultos con fumigación, junto con actividades de control de formas inmaduras de Aedes aegypti, para evitar la transmisión en una situación de alto riesgo. MÉTODOS: Se realizó un análisis de costo-beneficio desde una perspectiva social. Se comparó una intervención para el control de mosquitos adultos y formas inmaduras contra una hipótesis de no-intervención, de enero a abril de 2007, en la ciudad de Clorinda, Argentina. Se consideraron los costos directos y los beneficios indirectos e intangibles, estandarizados a dólares internacionales (I$ utilizando la paridad de poder adquisitivo. Se asumió una incidencia de 50 casos de dengue por 1 000 habitantes en la hipótesis de no-intervención. RESULTADOS: De enero a abril de 2007 se presentaron 176 casos de dengue en Clorinda, pero sólo cinco fueron autóctonos. El valor presente neto fue de I$ 196 879 en la estrategia de aplicación de control, mientras que en la de no aplicación se calculó en I$ -106 724, lo que significaría un ahorro de I$ 303 602 (I$ 6,46 por habitante con la intervención. El análisis de sensibilidad evidenció que, con más de 1 363 casos de dengue (incidencia total de 29 por 1 000 habitantes y un caso de dengue hemorrágico, la intervención es costo-benéfica. CONCLUSIONES: Los resultados sugieren que el control vectorial, incluyendo la fumigación para mosquitos adultos, debe evaluarse en situaciones de alto riesgo de transmisión como una alternativa costo-benéfica en países no endémicos.OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the cost-benefit of an intervention utilizing fumigation against adult mosquitoes along with actions to control immature Aedes aegypti to prevent transmission in a high-risk area. METHODS: A cost-benefit analysis was performed from the social perspective. A program to control both adult mosquitoes and immature forms was compared to a non-intervention hypothesis

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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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    Paula M. Bermúdez D

    2014-01-01

    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

  18. 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.

  19. Red Rural, Blue Rural: The Geography of Presidential Voting in Rural America

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    Scala, Dante J.; Johnson, Kenneth M.

    2016-01-01

    Political commentators routinely treat rural America as an undifferentiated bastion of strength for Republicans. In fact, rural America is a deceptively simple term describing a remarkably diverse collection of places encompassing nearly 75 percent of the U.S. land area and 50 million people. Voting trends in this vast area are far from…

  20. Rural male suicide in Australia.

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    Alston, Margaret

    2012-02-01

    The rate of suicide amongst Australia's rural men is significantly higher than rural women, urban men or urban women. There are many explanations for this phenomenon including higher levels of social isolation, lower socio-economic circumstances and ready access to firearms. Another factor is the challenge of climate transformation for farmers. In recent times rural areas of Australia have been subject to intense climate change events including a significant drought that has lingered on for over a decade. Climate variability together with lower socio-economic conditions and reduced farm production has combined to produce insidious impacts on the health of rural men. This paper draws on research conducted over several years with rural men working on farms to argue that attention to the health and well-being of rural men requires an understanding not only of these factors but also of the cultural context, inequitable gender relations and a dominant form of masculine hegemony that lauds stoicism in the face of adversity. A failure to address these factors will limit the success of health and welfare programs for rural men. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. 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.

  2. 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,…

  3. Rural Non-Farm Sector and Labor Market in Rural Vietnam: Trends and Determinants

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    Nguyen , Trung Hung

    2016-01-01

    This dissertation aims to investigate the Trends and Determinants of the Rural Non-Farm Sector and Labor Market in Rural Vietnam since the global economic crisis occurred in 2007 with the focus on the household's diversification; the involvement of rural individuals in Rural Non-Farm Employment; Rural Labor Market development; and assessment of a specific labor market policy.

  4. 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…

  5. 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).

  6. Rural Pennsylvanians--A Troubled People.

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    Hillman, Arnold

    This report presents the problems of rural Pennsylvania and proposes solutions to those problems. Because the news media does not systematically report on rural situations, the public lacks awareness concerning the problems in rural Pennsylvania. Rural problems include high unemployment rates, high welfare expenditures, out migration, low…

  7. Gender, Class and Rurality: Australian Case Studies

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    Bryant, Lia; Pini, Barbara

    2009-01-01

    The interrelationship between gender and class in rural spaces has received little attention. While rural scholars have focused on the implications for class from processes of gentrification and agricultural and rural restructuring, these analyses have remained largely ungendered. Similarly, feminist rural studies have rarely explored subjectivity…

  8. El emprendedurismo femenino rural

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    Elizabeth Guadalupe Chong-González

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se muestra la participación económica de las mujeres en el espacio rural y se confirma que se involucran principalmente en la gestión emprendedora, realizando actividades por cuenta propia, la mayoría de ellas inicia su entrada en el mercado en condiciones de irregularidad e inestabilidad. La actividad emprendedora de las mujeres es diversa y abarca casi todos los sectores económicos. Esta investigación se realizó con base en un trabajo de campo llevado a cabo en 2014 en el municipio de Coatepec Harinas, Estado de México y con base en los censos del INEGI.

  9. Rurality study of restricted areas

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    Sergio Rivaroli

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Two main perspectives of investigation emerge from the study of a territory’s rurality: a geographical approach and a sociological approach. The research examines the sub-regional study case of ‘Nuovo circondario imolese’. The analysis shows that the combination of traditional institutional criteria with detailed informations about the territory, generates more accurate results which determine a better comprehension of the characteristics of restricted areas’ rurality. Over the period 1991-2001, the study highlights an increase in rural areas. This result could be interpreted as an effect of urban sprawl’s intensification, that increases the competition between non-farm residences and agricultural activities.

  10. 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...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Develop of the rural electrification; Desarrollo de la electrificacion rural

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    Tancredi, R [Administracion Nacional de Usinas y transmisiones Electricas, UTE, Montevideo (Uruguay)

    1994-07-01

    The present document about the develop the evolution of the rural electrification in the Uruguay from the decade of the 60 as well this country is considered with the most of populations 95% with electric power.

  13. 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

    2008-06-01

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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...... up with a more deepgoing review of the relatively small number of studies, which explicitly deal with settlement preferences related to access to health care....

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. Assessment of rural energy resources

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    Rijal, K.; Bansal, N.K.; Grover, P.D.

    1990-01-01

    This article presents the methodological guidelines used to assess rural energy resources with an example of its application in three villages each from different physiographic zones of Nepal. Existing energy demand patterns of villages are compared with estimated resource availability, and rural energy planning issues are discussed. Economics and financial supply price of primary energy resources are compared, which provides insight into defective energy planning and policy formulation and implication in the context of rural areas of Nepal. Though aware of the formidable consequences, the rural populace continues to exhaust the forest as they are unable to find financially cheaper alternatives. Appropriate policy measures need to be devised by the government to promote the use of economically cost-effective renewable energy resources so as to change the present energy usage pattern to diminish the environmental impact caused by over exploitation of forest resources beyond their regenerative capacity

  20. 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....

  1. Quantification of rural livelihood dynamics

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    Walelign, Solomon Zena

    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......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...... households. Two groups of attrite households were identified: ‘movers’ (households that left their original location) and ‘non-movers’ (households that still resided in the same location but were not interviewed for different reasons). The findings revealed that (i) total environmental income had a limited...

  2. Develop of the rural electrification

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    Tancredi, R.

    1994-01-01

    The present document about the develop the evolution of the rural electrification in the Uruguay from the decade of the 60 as well this country is considered with the most of populations 95% with electric power

  3. 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.

  4. Danish Rural Eye Study

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

    2016-01-01

    , 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. MANAGEMENT IN RURAL AREAS

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    Danimir Štros

    2015-07-01

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. Leadership development for rural health.

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    Size, Tim

    2006-01-01

    Leadership is the capacity to help transform a vision of the future into reality. Individuals who can and will exercise leadership are like a river's current--a part past where we now stand, a part yet to come. We have an ongoing need to remember and to look toward the next "generation." A key responsibility of those here now, is to mentor and to create structures for mentoring, in order to maximize the flow and effectiveness of tomorrow's leaders. When recruiting organizational leaders, the recruitment and interview process must seek individuals who in addition to technical competence, also have demonstrated leadership in their prior work and activities. To exercise effective leadership, we must work to know who we are, how we relate to others, and the environment around us. "Servant leadership" is a perspective held by many throughout the rural health community and offers a key set attributes of leadership useful to rural health. To implement the Institute of Medicine's recommendations in Through Collaboration: the Future of Rural Health, we must develop leaders skilled in collaboration, both internal to their organization and across organizations. The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services had it right when they said to the Secretary and to the rest of us, "the best way to honor Jim is to consciously work to help develop the next generation of rural health leaders." There are, of course, a multitude of leadership institutes, programs, and courses throughout America; this is not a call for yet another separate entity. But it is a call to each of us in rural health to assure that we are deliberate in how we identify "emerging leaders from and for rural communities and provide them with the training and resources to play a lead role in ensuring access to quality healthcare in their states and communities." Let's get started.

  8. 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

    2010-01-01

    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

  9. Creation of a mobile rural workforce following undergraduate longitudinal rural immersion.

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    Playford, Denese E; Ng, Wen Qi; Burkitt, Tessa

    2016-05-01

    This study followed the workforce choices of 10-years of graduates from a longitudinal rural immersion programme, which involved living for one academic year in a rural location as a medical student. The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia is a whole-of-state Rural Clinical School partnership involving two medical schools and fourteen rural/remote towns. For this longitudinal cohort study, all consenting graduates were contacted annually after graduation, with the outcome measure being rural work location (defined by the Australian Standard Geographical Classification -Remoteness Area) of any duration. There were 417 consenting graduates. Between 16 and 50% of contacted alumni worked rurally for a period of each post-graduate year. Aggregated over time, the majority took up to 30% of their postgraduate training rurally. There was considerable movement in and out of rural work. About 17% of contacted and practicing graduates were working full time rurally at the 2013 contact point. The majority remained in their state of training. The majority identified with GP and other rural-related colleges, and College-affiliation predicted amount of rural training time. Entry into rural work was equivalent for urban-origin and rural origin alumni, suggesting one year of RCS is sufficient to convert commitment to rural work. Undergraduate rural immersion is sufficient to create a graduate rural workforce that is far more mobile that was previously appreciated.

  10. 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.

  11. Costos y beneficios de un sistema silvopastoril intensivo (sspi, con base en Leucaena leucocephala (Estudio de caso en el municipio de Tepalcatepec, Michoacán, México

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    J. M. González

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    Full Text Available Se analizaron los costos en que se incurren y los beneficios económicos que se generan en un SSPi con base en Leucaena leucocephala, en terrenos de riego por gravedad, con el fin de evaluar la rentabilidad económica de las inversiones y hacer una comparación entre el SSPi y el sistema que tradicionalmente operaba o línea base (40% monocultivo de pasto Tanzania Panicum maximum, 30% de sorgo forrajero Sorghum vulgar bajo el sistema de corte y 30% de agostadero con pastos nativos. Complementando la alimentación del ganado suizo de doble propósito en el SSPi con pulido de arroz a razón de 1.50 kg diarios por vaca durante la ordeña; y en la línea base se utilizó 3.50 kg de alimento comercial diario por vaca ordeñada. Resultando, para el SSPi, una TIR del 13.30% y el VAN al 10%, un saldo positivo de $2’202,170 (pesos mexicanos y en la situación inicial o línea base se obtuvo una TIR del 0.70% y el VAN al 10% resultó negativo, con $-4’717,022 (pesos mexicanos. El SSPi incrementó de manera importante la productividad y la rentabilidad del rancho haciéndolo lucrativo, ya que con el sistema tradicional no era rentable económicamente.

  12. Rural Tourism - Alternative to the Development of Rural Areas

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    Maria Cristina PAIU

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Rural tourism through its content and its features is a distinct component in the economy of a region, and the sustainable, efficient use of local tourism resources can be an extremely important activity by: adding added value, boosting productivity, employment and increasing the living standard of the population. Rural tourism is considered a lever to mitigate local imbalances and besides attracting touristic areas in the circuit, it also has consequences on territorial development: housing construction, road development, development of public services and the development of small and medium-sized enterprises. Consequently, rural tourism has an impact on a country's economic and social development strategy, but also on a branch level.

  13. rurales en Yehualtepec, Puebla

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    Nila Marcial Romero

    2016-01-01

    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.

  14. 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......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...

  15. Population dynamics of rural Ethiopia.

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    Bariabagar, H

    1978-01-01

    2 rounds of the national sample surveys, conducted by the central statistical office of Ethiopia during 1964-1967 and 1969-1971, provide the only comprehensive demographic data for the country and are the basis for this discussion of rural Ethiopia's population dynamics. The population of Ethiopia is predominantly rural. Agglomerations of 2000 and over inhabitants constitute about 14% of the population, and this indicates that Ethiopia has a low level of urbanization. In rural Ethiopia, international migration was negligent in the 1970's and the age structure can be assumed to be the results of past trends of fertility and mortality conditions. The reported crude birthrate (38.2), crude death rate (12.3) and infant mortality rate (90) of rural Ethiopia fall short of the averages for African countries. Prospects of population growth of rural Ethiopia would be immense. At the rate of natural increase of between 2.4 and 3.0% per annum, the population would double in 24-29 years. Regarding population issues, the programs of the National Democratic Revolution of Ethiopia faces the following main challenging problems: 1) carrying out national population censuses in order to obtain basic information for socialist planning; 2) minimizing or curtailing the existing high urban growth rates; 3) reducing rapidly growing population; and 5) mobilizing Ethiopian women to participate in the social, economic and political life of the country in order to create favorable conditions for future fertility reduction.

  16. Libyan intuitive for rural electrification

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    Ibrahim, I. M. Saleh; Kreama, N. M.; Khalat, M. A.

    2006-01-01

    One of the obstacles in rural electrification is choosing the type of the electric source which best fits rural areas technically, socially, and economically. Renewable sources can be used to electrify rural areas. Rural electrification in Libya by photovoltaic systems in a national program which is devoted to electrify isolated villages, as part of this program the installation of 300 systems was started at the beginning of the year 2003 with a total power of 400 K Wp, the sizes of stand alone systems are 1.8 K Wp, 1.2 K Wp, 0.75 K Wp, and 0.15 K Wp, beside a hybrid system of diesel and PV. The systems was designed to supply different family needs a total of 5000 inhabitants will benefit from this project. In this paper we will introduce the rural photovoltaic electrification in Libya program, company the performance of three different PV sizes through the first two years of working. The systems performing well and with performance ratio much more than the deigned, very little power failure was reported, and there are social and technical issues to be addressed before, and after the installation of the PV system.(Author)

  17. Traditional grains boost nutrition in rural India

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    India, particularly among vulnerable women and children. The research ... This approach will improve the quality of life for farmers, and is part of a long-term solution to rural poverty in India. ... Traditional grains boost nutrition in rural India.

  18. Rural Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Trauma

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    ... for Success Am I Rural? Evidence-based Toolkits Economic Impact Analysis Tool Community Health Gateway Sustainability Planning ... Program offers direct loans and/or grants for essential community facilities in rural areas, which can include ...

  19. The developing rural electrification plan continues

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    Martinez, Veronica

    2001-01-01

    The article overviews the current situation of the rural electrification in Guatemala, including demand and supply of energy and the plans of the government in covering the rural areas through the promotion of renewable energy sources

  20. Is Romanian Rural Tourism Sustainable? Revealing Particularities

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    Daniela Ruxandra Andrei

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Research on sustainable tourism involves developing an appropriate framework to highlight the interdependences of economic, social and environmental systems. The interdependence is based on the entropy of the system while respecting the principle of holism and diversity of rural tourism sustainability. In this context, sustainability in general and rural tourism in particular can be considered a complex system of development, which in some ways can be studied by statistical and econometric methods that allow the analysis of the interdependences between the variables of rural tourism at county level and at the level of rural communities. Conducting such studies involves identifying the rural communities where rural tourism has reached significant levels. Based on this consideration, this paper aims to identify the development regions and counties of Romania where the trends of development of rural tourism are significantly above the average recorded at country level, as a first step towards particular studies of sustainability in rural communities.

  1. Population dynamics and rural poverty.

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    Fong, M S

    1985-01-01

    An overview of the relationship between demographic factors and rural poverty in developing countries is presented. The author examines both the micro- and macro-level perspectives of this relationship and the determinants and consequences of population growth. The author notes the prospects for a rapid increase in the rural labor force and considers its implications for the agricultural production structure and the need for institutional change. Consideration is also given to the continuing demand for high fertility at the family level and the role of infant and child mortality in the poverty cycle. "The paper concludes by drawing attention to the need for developing the mechanism for reconciliation of social and individual optima with respect to family size and population growth." The need for rural development projects that take demographic factors into account is stressed as is the need for effective population programs. (summary in FRE, ITA) excerpt

  2. Integrated rural industrialization through biogas

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    Anon.

    1992-01-01

    Role of biogas in rural industrialization in India is explained. The Khadi and Village Industries Commission has installed over 2 lakhs (0.2 million) biogas plants during the last 30 years. A 15 cu.m. capacity plant costs Rs. 35,000/-. It produces 65 tons bio-manure worth Rs. 13,000/- in a year and fuel gas equivalent to 3,285 litres of kerosene worth Rs. 9855/-. It provides employment to 300 man days. In addition to serving as a source of energy and manure, it reduces deforestation, solves rural sanitation problem and maintain environmental equilibrium. Industrial activities suitable for rural areas and which can use biogas as a source of power are indicated. (M.G.B.)

  3. Pedagogy of the Rural: Implications of Size on Conceptualisations of Rural

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    Walker-Gibbs, Bernadette; Ludecke, Michelle; Kline, Jodie

    2015-01-01

    This paper proposes a concept of Pedagogy of the Rural that draws together current rural education theory and practice to illustrate the complexities of rural space and place often overlooked in teacher education more broadly. We firstly examine notions of size, and then we explore how this impacts on the ways in which teachers in rural locations…

  4. Rural Cultural Houses (A New Approach to Rural Youth Work in Iran).

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    Salmanzadeh, Cyrus

    Based on field work in rural areas of Khuzestan Province in southwestern Iran in 1973-74, an examination of the nature of rural cultural houses in Iran was undertaken. Set up by royal decree in 1968, the rural cultural houses have had as their objective to assist peasantry in general and rural youth in particular to achieve a socially enriched…

  5. Connecting College Learners with Rural Entrepreneurship Opportunities: The Rural Entrepreneurship Teaching Unit

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    Frazier, Barbara J.; Niehm, Linda S.; Stoel, Leslie

    2012-01-01

    The Rural Entrepreneurship Teaching Unit (RETU) is designed to acquaint university retailing and hospitality majors with rural entrepreneurship opportunities. The unit is an outcome of a federal grant focused on the contribution of the local retail sector to rural community resilience. The RETU integrates knowledge regarding rural development,…

  6. Rural Runaways: Rurality and Its Implications for Services to Children and Young People Who Run Away

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    Franks, Myfanwy; Goswami, Haridhan

    2010-01-01

    This article debates options for service provision to young rural runaways in the UK. Using data drawn from two national surveys and follow-on qualitative studies, the authors trace urban myths of rurality and their effects on runaway provision. The authors review models of rural refuge, systemic advocacy and mobile services for rural runaways.…

  7. The End of Rural Society and the Future of Rural Sociology.

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    Friedland, William H.

    Rural sociology confronts a continuing crisis of identity because of its failure to develop a sociology of agriculture. Historically, despite an initial focus on agriculture, rural sociology became deflected to the analysis of rurality. Recent emphasis of rural sociologists on the turnaround phenomenon is symptomatic, but fails to deal with the…

  8. 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,…

  9. 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 ...

  10. Rural tourism: the content, features and types

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    Yuriy Onoyko

    2017-01-01

    Despite the active development of rural tourism in Ukraine, this phenomenon is still under scientific study nowadays, which has been manifested by the uncertainty of the key terms; by the lack of clear boundaries, which can separate this type of tourism from other types of tourism activities; by debates about the essence and types of rural tourism. After analyzing the available information the author offers own generalized definition of rural tourism. Rural tourism is a specific entertaining ...

  11. 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…

  12. Forgotten Places: Uneven Development in Rural America. Rural America Series.

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    Lyson, Thomas A., Ed.; Falk, William W., Ed.

    This book examines predominantly rural regions of the United States that lag behind the rest of the country in income, employment, access to services, and measures of education and health. Case studies of nine regions examine historical background; current economic and social conditions (including demography, educational attainment, and…

  13. 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…

  14. Principals as Assessment Leaders in Rural Schools

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    Renihan, Patrick; Noonan, Brian

    2012-01-01

    This article reports a study of rural school principals' assessment leadership roles and the impact of rural context on their work. The study involved three focus groups of principals serving small rural schools of varied size and grade configuration in three systems. Principals viewed assessment as a matter of teacher accountability and as a…

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Building energy efficiency in rural China

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    Evans, Meredydd; Yu, Sha; Song, Bo; Deng, Qinqin; Liu, Jing; Delgado, Alison

    2014-01-01

    Rural buildings in China now account for more than half of China's total building energy use. Forty percent of the floorspace in China is in rural villages and towns. Most of these buildings are very energy inefficient, and may struggle to provide for basic needs. They are cold in the winter, and often experience indoor air pollution from fuel use. The Chinese government plans to adopt a voluntary building energy code, or design standard, for rural homes. The goal is to build on China's success with codes in urban areas to improve efficiency and comfort in rural homes. The Chinese government recognizes rural buildings represent a major opportunity for improving national building energy efficiency. The challenges of rural China are also greater than those of urban areas in many ways because of the limited local capacity and low income levels. The Chinese government wants to expand on new programs to subsidize energy efficiency improvements in rural homes to build capacity for larger-scale improvement. This article summarizes the trends and status of rural building energy use in China. It then provides an overview of the new rural building design standard, and describes options and issues to move forward with implementation. - Highlights: • Building energy use is larger in rural China than in cities. • Rural buildings are very energy intensive, and energy use is growing with incomes. • A new design standard aims to help rural communities build more efficiently. • Important challenges remain with implementation

  18. Virtue Ethics and Rural Professional Healthcare Roles

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    Crowden, Andrew

    2010-01-01

    Because rural populations are at risk not only for clinically disparate care but also ethically disparate care, there is a need to enhance scholarship, research, and teaching about rural health care ethics. In this paper an argument for the applicability of a virtue ethics framework for professionals in rural healthcare is outlined. The argument…

  19. 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.

  20. Empowering Rural Women through Mobile Services

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    Nagarajan, P.; Jiji, G. Wiselin

    2010-01-01

    This paper is intended as a gender issue to the rural finance practitioners. It highlights the questions that need to be asked and addressed to the gender mainstream. It will also be useful to gender experts to wish to increase their understanding on specific gender issues in rural finance through mobile services. It focuses on rural microfinance…

  1. 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…

  2. Rural Math Talent, Now and Then

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    Howley, Craig B.; Showalter, Daniel; Klein, Robert; Sturgill, Derek J.; Smith, Michael A.

    2013-01-01

    This article interprets inequality evident at the intersection of three realms: (a) mathematical talent (as a cultural phenomenon); (b) rural place and rural life; and (c) future economic, political, and ecological developments. The discussion explains this outlook on inequality, contextualizes interest in rural mathematics education, presents the…

  3. Creative practicum leadership experiences in rural settings.

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    Schoenfelder, Deborah Perry; Valde, Jill Gaffney

    2009-01-01

    Rural healthcare systems provide rich learning environments for nursing students, where strong nursing leaders manage care for people with diverse health problems across the lifespan. The authors describe the development, implementation, and evaluation of rural clinical leadership practicum, a prelicensure course that specifically focuses on the application of leadership concepts in small rural healthcare systems.

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Is There A Rural-Urban Technology Gap? Results of the ERS Rural Manufacturing Survey

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    Gale, H. Frederick, Jr.

    1997-01-01

    Advanced technology use is less prevalent in rural than in urban manufacturing plants, but plants of comparable size in the same industry use about the same level of technology, regardless of urban/rural location. The rural gap comes about because the mix of rural industries is more heavily weighted with "low-technology" industries. Both rural and urban businesses rate inadequate worker skills as the most important barrier to use of new production technologies and management practices, while ...

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

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    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 assessment of rural vocational education; out of balance of cost and expected return of rural vocational education; the quality of supply of rural vocational education failure to satisfy demand of socio-economic development; imperfect rural vocational education system. In view of these,following countermeasures and suggestions are put forward: strengthen propaganda and guidance to build environment of public opinion for rural vocational education; push forward rural vocational compulsory education system to lay social foundation for rural vocational education; reinforce policy support to assist in building rural vocational education system; improve education system to build overall framework of rural vocational education; perfect laws and regulations to establish system and norm for development of rural vocational education.

  8. Lay discourses of the rural and stated and revealed preferences for rural living; some evidence of the existence of a rural idyll in the Netherlands

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    Dam, van F.; Heins, S.; Elbersen, B.S.

    2002-01-01

    Dutch rural areas have changed into a post-modern countryside and have become marketable commodities. The demand for rural space and rural amenities has increased, with concomitant tensions on the rural housing market, tensions which are enhanced by the restrictive spatial policy in Dutch rural

  9. When Rural Reality Goes Virtual.

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    Husain, Dilshad D.

    1998-01-01

    In rural towns where sparse population and few business are barriers, virtual reality may be the only way to bring work-based learning to students. A partnership between a small-town high school, the Ohio Supercomputer Center, and a high-tech business will enable students to explore the workplace using virtual reality. (JOW)

  10. Sex Education in Rural Churches.

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    Isberner, Fred R.; And Others

    1990-01-01

    Describes Open Communication Teens or Parents Understanding Sexuality (OCTOPUS), rural teenage pregnancy prevention program. Program presented in religious setting to improve sexual attitudes and parent-child communication. Finds that participants generally gained in knowledge and self-assessment, but teenagers showed no improvement in attitude…

  11. Rural tourism: Serbia's missed chance

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    Đenadić Miroljub

    2016-01-01

    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.

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. South-Moravian Rural Borderland

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

    2013-01-01

    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

  15. Rural Poverty in Latin America

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    Keith Griffin

    1999-01-01

    The fact that most poor people in Latin America live in urban areas had implied that poverty in the region is regarded as largely an urban phenomenon. However, this document exposes what available data suggest: that rural poverty still is significant in many Latin American countries.

  16. Amenidades ambientais e desenvolvimento rural

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    Dentinho, Tomaz; Rodrigues, Orlando

    2007-01-01

    Este texto sobre amenidades ambientais e desenvolvimento rural trata, fundamentalmente, da incerteza resultante da reacção das pessoas e das instituições face aos recursos naturais que exploram e quanto ao efeito das políticas que são implementadas.

  17. Rural Alaska Mentoring Project (RAMP)

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    Cash, Terry

    2011-01-01

    For over two years the National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) at Clemson University has been supporting the Lower Kuskokwim School District (LKSD) in NW Alaska with their efforts to reduce high school dropout in 23 remote Yup'ik Eskimo villages. The Rural Alaska Mentoring Project (RAMP) provides school-based E-mentoring services to 164…

  18. 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)

    1997-12-31

    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

  19. Rural Electricity and Isolated Systems

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    Ruiz, Otto; Solorzano, Benjamin

    2000-01-01

    The paper describes the impact of the cost of investment, operation and trading of rural electricity and discuss cost-benefit analysis. This evaluation covers a three different periods: before 1990, the period 1990-1996 and 1997-1999. Also the trends of demand and supply of energy are presented

  20. 8224 OCCUPATIONAL DIVERSIFICATION AMONG RURAL ...

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    reviews current literature in the field in both farm and non-farm occupations and ... One major negative effect is withdrawal of critical labour from the family farm which ... rural women to equip them with the necessary skills to work in non-farm .... stratification of roles by gender in African households, but also because the ...

  1. Energy poverty in rural Bangladesh

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    Barnes, Douglas F.; Khandker, Shahidur R.; Samad, Hussain A.

    2011-01-01

    Energy poverty is a well-established concept among energy and development specialists. International development organizations frequently cite energy-poverty alleviation as a necessary condition to reduce income poverty. Several approaches used to measure energy poverty over the past 20 years have defined the energy poverty line as the minimum quantity of physical energy needed to perform such basic tasks as cooking and lighting. This paper uses a demand-based approach to define the energy poverty line as the threshold point at which energy consumption begins to rise with increases in household income. At or below this threshold point, households consume a bare minimum level of energy and should be considered energy poor. This approach was applied using cross-sectional data from a comprehensive 2004 household survey representative of rural Bangladesh. The findings suggest that some 58 percent of rural households in Bangladesh are energy poor, versus 45 percent that are income poor. The findings also suggest that policies to support rural electrification and greater use of improved biomass stoves might play a significant role in reducing energy poverty. - Research Highlights: →We estimate energy poverty for rural Bangladesh adopting a demand-based approach. →Findings suggest that energy poverty does not necessarily follow the same pattern as income poverty. →Access to modern energy and efficient use of traditional energy help alleviate energy poverty. →Energy poverty indicator can help track the effectiveness of a wide range of energy policies.

  2. Dementia and rural nuclear medicine

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    Cowell, S.F.; Davison, A.; Logan-Sinclair, P.; Sturt University, Dubbo, NSW; Greenough, R.

    2003-01-01

    Full text: The rapid increase in dementia is directly related to the growing number of aged people in developed countries, such as Australia. This increase heightens the need for accurate dementia diagnosis to ensure treatment resources are appropriately allocated. However, current diagnostic methods are unable to determine specific dementia types limiting the effectiveness of many care plans. The lack of specialist resources in rural Australian communities presents nuclear medicine with an opportunity to make a significant impact on the management of this disease. This investigation aimed to identify how SPECT perfusion imaging could maximise its role in the management of dementia in a rural New South Wales setting. The study reviewed all Technetium 99m HMPAO SPECT brain studies over a three-year period. This included a medical record audit, review of all diagnostic imaging reports and an analysis of referral patterns. The results of this study provide compelling evidence that, even in a rural setting, brain SPECT, in conjunction with neuropsychological testing, offers high accuracy in determining the presence and type of dementia. In addition, the study found more than 30% of referrers had no training in SPECT, emphasising the importance of ensuring that brain SPECT reports, in a rural setting, educate and specify to referrers the significance and exact disease type found in the study. Copyright (2003) The Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine Inc

  3. Study of rural transportation issues.

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    2010-04-01

    This report is in response to Section 6206 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (PL : 110-246), which directs the Secretaries of Agriculture and Transportation jointly to conduct a : study of rural transportation issues. The report revie...

  4. Rural Labour in Latin America.

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    de Janvry, Alain; And Others

    1989-01-01

    Discusses the status of rural labor and the performance of labor markets in Latin American agriculture. Points out the rapidly declining share of agriculture in the total labor force, weak capacity for creating nonagricultural employment, and rapidly increasing migration to towns. (JOW)

  5. 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

  6. 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)

    1998-12-31

    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

  7. Marketing mix for rural development in Romania

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    POLGÁR (DESZKE Klára-Dalma

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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.

  8. Perceptions of rural addictions and related HIV.

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    Leukefeld, C G; Godlaski, T

    1997-01-01

    Rural addictions and related HIV behaviors, including drug use and sexual behaviors, have received limited attention in United States rural areas when compared with urban areas. However, prevalence rates are similar for alcohol and tobacco in rural and urban United States areas. The perception of policymakers and others is generally that drug use and HIV are urban problems, and resources are more likely to be directed to urban areas than rural areas. A major trend for the future is the continued expectation of limited resources for rural areas.

  9. The status of rural garbage disposal

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    Qin, Ruqiong; Chen, Hong

    2018-01-01

    With the development of rural construction and the improvement of the living standard of residents, the production of rural living waste is increasing day by day. These wastes not only pollute the environment, destroy the rural landscape, but also spread disease, threaten the life safety of human beings, and become one of the public hazards. The problem of rural living waste is a major environmental problem facing China and the world. This paper make a summary analysis about the present situation of municipal waste in China, this paper expounds the problems in rural garbage treatment, and in view of status quo of municipal waste in China put forward comprehensive countermeasures.

  10. The Quest for Rural Sustainability in Russia

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    Stephen K. Wegren

    2016-06-01

    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.

  11. Rural development--national improvement.

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    Malhotra, R C

    1984-05-01

    Rural development should be viewed as the core of any viable strategy for national development in developing countries where an average 2/3 of the population live in rural areas. Rural development is multisectoral, including economic, sociopolitical, environmental, and cultural aspects of rural life. Initially, the focus is on the provision of basic minimum needs in food, shelter, clothing, health, and education, through optimum use and employment of all available resources, including human labor. The development goal is the total development of the human potential. The hierarchy of goals of development may be shown in the form of an inverted pyramid. At the base are basic minimum needs for subsistence whose fulfillment leads to a higher set of sociopolitical needs and ultimately to the goal of total developmentand the release of creative energies of every individual. If development, as outlined, were to benefit the majority of the people then they would have to participate in decision making which affects their lives. This would require that the people mobilize themselves in the people'ssector. The majority can equitably benefit from development only if they are mobilized effectively. Such mobilization requires raising the consciousness of the people concerning their rights and obligations. All development with the twin objectives of growth with equity could be reduced to restructuring the socioeconomic, and hence political relationships. Desinging and implementing an intergrated approach to rural development is the 1st and fundamental issue of rural development management. The commonly accepted goals and objectives of a target group oriented antipoverty development strategy include: higher productivity and growth in gross national product (GNP); equitable distribution of the benefits of development; provision of basic minimum needs for all; gainful employment; participation in development; self reliance or self sustaining growth and development; maintenance of

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Rural female adolescence: Indian scenario.

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    Kumari, R

    1995-01-01

    This article describes the life conditions of female adolescents in India and issues such as health, discrimination in nutrition and literacy, child labor, early marriage, juvenile delinquency, and violence against girls in rural areas of India. Data are obtained from interview samples conducted among 12 villages in north India. Female adolescents suffer from a variety of poverty-ridden village life conditions: caste oppression, lack of facilities, malnutrition, educational backwardness, early marriage, domestic burden, and gender neglect. Girls carry a heavy work burden. Adolescence in rural areas is marked by the onset of puberty and the thrust into adulthood. Girls have no independent authority to control their sexuality or reproduction. Girls are expected to get married and produce children. Control of female sexuality is shifted from the father to the husband. There is a strong push to marry girls soon after menstruation, due to the burden of imposing strict restrictions on female sexuality, the desire to reduce the burden of financial support, and the need to ensure social security for daughters. Girls may not go out alone or stay outside after dark. Many rural parents fear that education and freedom would ruin their daughter. Girls develop a low self-image. Rural villages have poor sanitation, toilet facilities, and drainage systems. Girls are ignorant of health and sex education and lack access to education. The neglect of female children includes malnutrition, sex bias, and early marriage. In 1981, almost 4 out of every 100 girls had to work. 5.527 million girls 5-14 years old were child laborers. Girls are veiled, footbound, circumcised, and burnt by dowry hungry in-laws. Female delinquents are subjected to sexual harassment and sometime to sexual abuse while in custody. Cows are treated better in rural India than women. Gender disparity is caused by the perpetuation of patriarchal masculine values.

  15. Meeting Increasing Demands for Rural General Surgeons.

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    Mccarthy, Mary C; Bowers, Howard E; Campbell, Damon M; Parikh, Priti P; Woods, Randy J

    2015-12-01

    Dynamic assessment of the effective surgical workforce recommends 27,300 general surgeons in 2030; 2,525 more than are presently being trained. Rural shortages are already critical and there has been insufficient preparation for this need. A literature review of the factors influencing the choice of rural practice was performed. A systematic search was conducted of PubMed and the Web of Science to identify applicable studies in rural practice, surgical training, and rural general surgery. These articles were reviewed to identify the pertinent reports. The articles chosen for review are directed to four main objectives: 1) description of the challenges of rural practice, 2) factors associated with the choice of rural practice, 3) interventions to increase interest and preparation for rural practice, and 4) present successful rural surgical practice models. There is limited research on the factors influencing surgeons in the selection of rural surgery. The family practice literature suggests that physicians are primed for rural living through early experience, with reinforcement during medical school and residency, and retained through community involvement, and personal and professional satisfaction. However, more research into the factors drawing surgeons specifically to rural surgery, and keeping them in the community, is needed.

  16. Development Strategy for Mobilecommunications Market in Chinese Rural Area

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    Zhang, Liwei; Zhang, Yanjun; Xu, Liying; Li, Daoliang

    Based on full analysis of rural mobile communication market, in order to explore mobile operators in rural areas of information services for sustainable development model, this paper presents three different aspects, including rural mobile communications market demand, the rural market for mobile communications business model and development strategies for rural mobile communications market research business. It supplies some valuable references for operators to develop rural users rapidly, develop the rural market effectively and to get access to develop a broad space.

  17. Plan estratégico de mercadeo para el Banco Popular y Desarrollo Comunal con el propósito de ampliar los beneficios del programa ventajas popular a los tarjetahabientes del cantón central de Limón y Talamanca

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    Universidad de Costa Rica. Posgrado en Administración y Dirección de Empresas. Maestría Profesional en Administración y Dirección de Empresas, 2015 En esta memoria de graduación se desarrolla, un plan estratégico de mercadeo para el Banco Popular y de Desarrollo Comunal, con el propósito de ampliar los beneficios del programa Ventajas Popular, a los tarjetahabientes del cantón de Limón y Talamanca. En el capítulo I, se desarrolla un análisis de las generalidades del sector financiero d...

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. China's rural electrification and poverty reduction

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    Yang Ming

    2003-01-01

    This paper aims at quantifying the impact of rural investment in power sector on the rural economic development and poverty reduction in China. An econometric model was developed and six Chinese provinces with different economic background are studied. These provinces comprise Jiangsu and Liaoning with well-developed rural economy, Hebei and Henan with medium-developed rural economy, and Shannxi and Xinjiang with the least-developed rural economy. Over 20-yr historical data for the six provincial rural areas--counties and below, was collected in rural economic development, households, population, per capita income, community infrastructure development, capital investment, electricity consumption, output values in agriculture sector, and township and village enterprises. SPSS V10.0 software program was used in the research. This paper concludes that priority of capital investment in rural power sector should be given to Jiangsu and Liaoning if the objective of the investment is to develop rural economy, and that the priority should be given to Hebei and Henan if the objective is to reduce poverty in rural area

  1. 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.

  2. Coroners' records of rural and non-rural cases of youth suicide in New South Wales.

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    Dudley, M; Kelk, N; Florio, T; Waters, B; Howard, J; Taylor, D

    1998-04-01

    The aim of this study is to compare the frequency of certain putative risk factors for youth suicide in New South Wales (especially use of alcohol, social class, unemployment, and internal migration) in metropolitan and rural settings. A review of 137 files for 10-19-year-old subjects judged by the Coroner to have committed suicide in 1988-1990 was carried out. One hundred and fifteen males and 21 females were identified (one subjects sex was unavailable). The male-female ratio was higher in rural (13.0) areas than non-rural (4.9 chi 2 = 12.14, p Australia, most migrated in a rural direction, and most to rural shires. Unemployment was somewhat more common among rural (38.5%) than non-rural (28.9%) subjects (chi 2 = 0.75, p = 0.39). Eleven of 50 non-rural parents of the deceased, but none of the 11 rural parents, were ranked as being in social classes 2 or 3. Alcohol consumption appeared more common in rural shires (44%) than metropolitan areas (32.9%), but this was not statistically significant. Medical services were less utilised prior to death in rural (15%) than non-rural (25%) areas (chi 2 = 1.69, p = 0.19), and a psychiatric diagnosis was recorded more commonly in non-rural areas. Incomplete coronial file data and relatively small numbers limit this study's conclusions. Male suicides, principally by firearms, predominated in rural areas. Youth firearm access remains highly relevant to rural communities. Possible trends among rural subjects toward rural migration, higher unemployment, lower social class and lower medical attendance may point to resource deprivation among this group; these matters require further investigation.

  3. Multifunctional centers in rural areas

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    Svendsen, Gunnar Lind Haase

    2009-01-01

    abandoned. One outcome has been closings of schools in remote rural areas. This evidently contributes to exacerbate depopulation in these areas. To stop this tendency, we need new models for high-quality, cost effective public services in rural areas as those as we find in Denmark. This chapter introduces...... ideological roots in history pointing at 19th c. national civic movements and an early 20th c. transnational Garden City movement within urban planning as crucial. Drawing on contemporary case studies of multifunctional centers in Holland and Denmark, I then suggest that public and private donors should...... invest in multifunctional centers in which the local public school is the dynamo. This in order to increase local levels of social as well as human capital. Ideally, such centers should contain both public services such as school, library and health care, private enterprises as hairdressers and banks...

  4. 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.

  5. Energy use in rural India

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    Revelle, R

    1976-06-01

    The methods are described by which human and animal energies have been calculated for India. From an energy standpoint, rural India can be thought of as a partially closed ecosystem in which energy derived by people and animals from the photosynthetic products of plants is used to grow and prepare food for humans which in turn provides an essential energy input to grow more food, resulting in an endless cycle. The ecosystem is being disrupted by rapid population growth in India. The extent of the use of non-commercial fuels in villages and towns was determined by the Energy Survey of India Committee in the early 1960's. The committee reported utilization of about 120 million metric tons of wood, 50 million tons of dried dung, and 30 million tons of vegetable waste each year in villages and in urban areas. In terms of U.N. coal equivalents, the energy derived from burning wood, dung, and crop residues adds up to 227 kg per capita per year, or a total for rural India of 100 million tons, with an energy content of 7.53 x 10/sup 14/ kcal. It is projected that 90 percent of this is utilized for cooking and space heating and 10 percent for pottery and brickmaking, metalworking and blacksmithing, and sugar making. In terms of U.N. coal equivalents, the commercial energy use per capita in rural India in 1971 was 37 kg, and the total use in rural population was 16.3 million tons. It is projected here that 12 percent was used for cooking and space heating, 40 percent for lighting, and 48 percent for agriculture. A comparison of U.S. and Indian energy consumption is made. The conclusion that more energy will be needed to support the populace in India is discussed. (MCW)

  6. Rural electrification in isolated systems

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    Solorzano, Benjamin; Ruiz, Otto

    2000-01-01

    This paper discusses the plan of the rural electrification in Guatemala considering the factors that affect costs of installation of power systems such as topography, energy consumption and homes density. Also advantages and limitations of hydro power, solar energy and wind energy are discussed with analyses of costs of production of wind energy. The geothermal energy in Guatemala is also described with analyses of feasibility

  7. Rural finance and natural resources

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    2000-01-01

    The Department for International Development (DFID), through its Renewable Natural Resources Knowledge Strategy (RNRKS), emphasizes demand-led research and a clear identification of uptake pathways in research design and implementation. These guidelines aim to provide RNRKS programme managers and project managers with sufficient information on rural finance to judge the extent to which project design may have to take it into account. This includes in particular the possibility that the charac...

  8. Electrification of residences under transmission lines; Eletrificacao de moradias situadas sob linhas de transmissao

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    Sarmento, Joaquim Deodoro de Souza; Gomes, Marcio Rosa Renno; Sampaio, Humberto Tadeu Torres; Alvarenga Filho, Omar de; Oliveira, Douglas Braga Ferraz; Dinardi, Donaldo; Brito, Jose Milton Costa; Goncalves, Jose de Arimathea [Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (CEMIG), Belo Horizonte, (Brazil)

    2000-07-01

    This paper reports the efforts of the CEMIG - Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais, Brazil, of handling the problem of residences placed mostly at the urban areas of the Belo Horizonte metropolitan area. The preferred locals have been chosen with localization oriented to daily displacements of the population, for example the Vila Santa Rita de Cassia, Vila Mangueiras, Vila Paraiso, Vila Morro das Pedras, Vila Goiania, Vila Antena and the Vila Novo Santa Efigenia, all placed in Belo Horizonte.

  9. Homeless Children: Addressing the Challenge in Rural Schools. ERIC Digest.

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    Vissing, Yvonne M.

    Despite stereotypes to the contrary, homelessness is as prevalent in rural as urban areas. This digest examines the implications of homelessness for rural children and youth and discusses possible actions by rural educators. An estimated half of the rural homeless are families with children. Compared to urban counterparts, rural homeless families…

  10. Rural Teacher Identity and Influencing Factors in Western China

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    Mingren, Zhao; Shiquan, Fu

    2018-01-01

    The quality of rural teachers is a key factor affecting the quality of rural education. A better understanding of rural teachers is the basis for strengthening their development. It is possible to obtain a more holistic understanding of rural teachers' work and life through their identity. Based on a wealth of case-based information, rural teacher…

  11. Rural Young People and Society: A Crisis of Attitudes

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    Gur'ianova, M. P.

    2013-01-01

    Research on rural youth in Russia shows that keeping qualified and ambitious young people in the rural economy will require creating conditions for young people to exercise initiative in the rural economy and diminishing the gap in quality of life between rural and urban environments. Only in this way can the pessimism of rural youth be overcome.

  12. 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

  13. Barriers facing junior doctors in rural practice.

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    Smith, Deborah M

    2005-01-01

    Early postgraduate, or junior doctors, are still required to practise in rural and remote communities, and they continue to face numerous issues and difficulties. Within the hospital setting, exposure to rural practice appears to be very limited during internship, and also to some extent, during the second postgraduate year and beyond. This is a major issue for those required to undertake country relieving, rural terms or who will be bonded to rural and remote practice for several years after internship. This research investigated the current issues and difficulties faced by junior doctors, required to undertake rural and remote practice in Queensland, Australia. An exploratory study was undertaken. Primary data were collected through semi-structured interviews held with key stakeholders. Stakeholders included: directors of clinical training; medical educators; junior doctors; rural practitioners; academic rural practitioners; and medical administrators. Of the 23 people approached, a total of 19 agreed to be interviewed. The response rate was 82.6%. Similar to the issues identified in the literature, there are currently a number of barriers influencing the ability of junior doctors to practise competently and confidently when undertaking practice in rural and remote communities. Minimal clinical experience, lack of supervision and on-site support, inadequate orientation and uninformed expectations, limited access to relevant education, and the influence of isolation, results in an overall lack of preparation both professionally and personally. When asked, respondents supported the identification of core skills and knowledge, and integration of these and other issues affecting rural practice, into their hospital-based programs. Current hospital-based education and training programs were not adequately preparing junior doctors for rural and remote practice. It was commented that orientation and education, with a rural emphasis, could assist junior doctors in their

  14. Some Enlightenments of "Beautiful Rural Construction" on Rural Energy Policy in Beijing—Applying Informatization Means

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    Zhi, Wang; Kongan, Wu

    2018-06-01

    "Beautiful rural construction" is a systematic project, rural energy is one of the important contents of its construction. In accordance with the concept of eco-friendly construction, Beijing carried out a thorough "structural adjustment of rural energy optimization," "Earthquake energy-saving projects of rural housing" and other measures. By conventional heating technology research in Beijing 13 counties and 142 villages, we predict the future of rural energy will further the implementation of solar heating, electric heating and other new green energy technologies. It is suggested to establish the "Beijing Rural Information Service Platform" and "Beautiful Rural Information Resource Bank" through the means of informatization, which will greatly strengthen the regulation and control of rural people-land relationship and realize the systematic optimization, making the cities and villages have. Space for human survival and sustainable development.

  15. Using the integrated rural mobility and access (IRMA) approach in prospering rural South Africa

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    Chakwizira, J

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available settlements implications of current rural development approaches are outlined. The potential and impact of the integrated rural mobility and access approach (IRMA) in unlocking socio-economic and spatial livelihood opportunities are discussed. In this regard...

  16. Rural energetic troubles in Ecuador; Problemas de la Energizacion rural en Ecuador

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    Barriga, A [Facultad de Ingenieria Mecanica, Escuela superior politecnica del Litoral, ESPOL, Guayaquil (Ecuador)

    1994-07-01

    The present work presents a general situation of Ecuador, its demand of Energy, programs of electrification rural, energy requirements in the hydroelectric rural sector, central sector built in Ecuador and the priorities of energy use.

  17. Learning maternity: the experiences of rural nurses.

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    MacKinnon, Karen

    2010-03-01

    Two research studies explored rural nurses' experience with the provision of maternity care in rural British Columbia, Canada. Frontline nurses, managers, and health-care providers were interviewed and their practices observed. One of the main challenges identified by rural nurses was ensuring that a knowledgeable/skilled maternity or perinatal nurse was always available at the local hospital. Learning how to provide safe and supportive maternity care is difficult for nurses working in small rural hospitals today due to declining birth rates, increased workloads, and a decrease in opportunities for mentoring. Decisions about the allocation of time off and resources for rural nurses' continuing professional education (CPE) were structured by discourses of personal responsibility for "continuing competence." These institutional work processes increase the burden on rural nurses, negatively affecting their opportunities for CPE and their experiences of providing maternity care, with implications for both patient safety and nurse retention.

  18. Environmental resources and poverty in rural communities

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    Charlery, Lindy Callen

    , is to be sustainably realized. However, most datasets on rural livelihoods do not accurately account for environmental income and therefore cannot answer this question. The Poverty Environment Network (PEN) project was initiated specifically to address this issue in the assessment of rural livelihoods in developing......D study focuses on answering two main research questions: 1) What is the importance of environmental income in assessments of poverty and poverty dynamics in rural forest reliant communities? and 2) What are the impacts of infrastructural development, in the form of rural roads, on rural household income......Over the last two decades, the burgeoning empirical evidence on the importance of forests and environmental resources to rural livelihoods in developing countries has attracted the attention of policy makers aiming to develop and implement strategies for reducing poverty and improving livelihoods...

  19. Marketing strategy determinants in rural hospitals.

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    Smith, H L; Haley, D; Piland, N F

    1993-01-01

    Rural hospitals confront an inauspicious environment due to changes in patient reimbursement and medical practice. Facing a situation of declining revenues, marketing presents an option for rural hospitals to adapt to the growing constraints. This paper analyzes the determinants of marketing strategy emphasis in rural hospitals. The conceptual model adopted in this study predicts that prior performance and contextual variables explain marketing strategy emphasis. The relationships are examined in a case study of rural New Mexico hospitals. Results suggest that prior performance and several contextual variables explain variations in marketing strategy emphasis. In particular, higher gross patient revenues are associated with more emphasis on television and radio advertising. Furthermore, rural New Mexico hospitals with high numbers of licensed beds and medical staff members, or that are affiliated with a chain organization, place greater emphasis on market research and market planning. The implications for marketing practice in rural hospitals are discussed.

  20. 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...... hierarchies and considering local resources and place bound potentials.  This paper draws on a study of rural municipalities in Denmark examining how service adjustments e.g. closing of local schools are managed by rural municipalities and local communities. The paper further discusses whether rural...... municipalities can plan strategically, manage service provision and support place bound potential in rural communities in light of a competitive framework for local development....

  1. Rural poverty unperceived: problems and remedies

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    Chambers, R

    1981-01-01

    There are major obstacles to perceiving the nature and the extent of rural poverty in developing countries. These obstacles originate not only in the nature of rural poverty itself, but also in the condition of those, not themselves of the rural poor, who do or, more significantly, do not perceive that poverty. The argument has implications for all rural development programs and projects, and for the training of staff. The conclusion is that reversals of current positions and practices are required if the obstacles are to be surmounted, if the nature and the extent of rural poverty are to be truly appreciated, and if future actions are to be tailored to the actual needs of the rural poor. 49 references.

  2. 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.

  3. Rural and urban suicide in South Korea.

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    Park, B C Ben; Lester, David

    2012-10-01

    Suicide rates in 2005 in South Korea were higher in rural areas than in urban areas. Those in rural areas more often used pesticides and chemicals as a method for suicide, and there was a greater proportion of men and the elderly, both groups at higher risk for suicide in South Korea. These three factors may account for the high rural suicide rate in South Korea.

  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. Solar base rural electrification in Balochistan

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    Mahar, F.

    2001-01-01

    In Balochistan province, most of the population is living in rural areas and devoid of life's basic facilities. In rural areas of Balochistan where most of the population up to 85% is located, more than four million people lack the essential energy services needed to satisfy the most basic needs and to improve living standards. In this paper, author has suggested some technique which will reduce the load and make solar photovoltaic system quite viable for rural electrification in Balochistan. (author)

  6. Attracting and retaining doctors in rural Nepal.

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    Shankar, P R

    2010-01-01

    In Nepal, a number of private sector medical schools have opened recently; although sufficient numbers of doctors are graduating there continues to be a doctor shortage in rural areas. This article analysed the rural doctor shortage in Nepal and reviewed the international literature for strategies that may be suitable for use in Nepal. Original research articles, reviews, magazine articles and project reports dealing with Nepal and other developing countries during the period 1995 to 2010 were sourced via Google, Google Scholar and Pubmed. Full text access was obtained via WHO's HINARI database. The health workforce in Nepal is unevenly distributed resulting in doctor shortages in rural areas. The recent introduction of mandatory rural service for scholarship students was aimed to reduce the loss of medical graduates to developed nations. High tuition fees in private medical schools and low Government wages prevent recent graduates from taking up rural positions, and those who do face many challenges. Potential corrective strategies include community-based medical education, selecting rural-background medical students, and providing a partial or complete tuition fee waiver for medical students who commit to rural service. Traditional healers and paramedical staff can also be trained for and authorized to provide rural health care. A range of strategies developed elsewhere could be used in Nepal, especially community-oriented medical education that involves rural doctors in training medical students. The reimbursement of tuition fees, assistance with relocation, and provision of opportunities for academic and professional advancement for rural doctors should also be considered. Government investment in improving working conditions in rural Nepal would assist rural communities to attract and retain doctors.

  7. Time use and rurality – Canada 2005

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    2009-01-01

    This paper provides a preliminary assessment of rurality as a factor affecting where and how people use their time, in a North American context. Rurality is a complex concept, but two key aspects are the degree of urban influence, and economic dependence on resource industries (farming and fishing particularly). Using dichotomous variables from the 2005 Canadian time use survey, we find that rural residence and resource employment both strongly influence time use and travel behaviour. Respond...

  8. Rural and historical tourism in Dobrogea

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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...

  9. 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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    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

  10. 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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    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

  11. Sustaining the Entrepreneurship in Rural Tourism Development

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    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.

  12. Mechanisms of power in participatory rural planning

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    Johansen, Pia Heike; Chandler, Thomas Lund

    2015-01-01

    that in such an assessment of power it is needed also to drawn in the social context because different social contexts will be more or less vulnerable to different mechanisms of power. The paper takes the stand the rural settings are especially vulnerable to dis-engagement of local citizens, sub-ordination of the rural...... by the urban privilege to define the rural qualities and creation of local conflicts and that mechanisms of power that cause such unintended outcomes of rural planning projects should be uncovered. Inspired by Foucault's interpretation of power the paper carries out a grounded theory inspired analysis...

  13. Rural mental health: neither romanticism nor despair.

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    Wainer, J; Chesters, J

    2000-06-01

    This paper explores the relationship between rural places and mental health. It begins with a definition of mental health and an outline of the data that have led to the current concern with promoting positive mental health. We then consider aspects of rural life and place that contribute to positive mental health or increase the likelihood of mental health problems. Issues identified include environment, place, gender identity, violence and dispossession and the influence of the effects of structural changes in rural communities. The paper concludes with a discussion of some of the determinants of resilience in rural places, including social connectedness, valuing diversity and economic participation.

  14. Embracing autism in Canadian rural communities.

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    Hoogsteen, Lindsey; Woodgate, Roberta L

    2013-06-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience of Canadian parents living in rural areas who were parenting a child with autism. A phenomenological design described by van Manen was applied to guide this study. This study took place in rural communities of Western Canada. Purposive sampling was used to recruit 26 families parenting a child with autism in rural communities. Participants ranged in age from 26 to 50 years old and lived an average of 197 kilometres away from an urban city. Parents of children with autism took part in audio-taped, in-depth interviews. A total of 26 open-ended interviews were completed over four months with an average of 83 minutes per interview. All interviews and field notes were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using van Manen's selective highlighting approach. When describing the characteristics of living rurally while parenting a child with autism, parents reported that the rural community had (i) less of everything, (ii) safety and familiarity, and (iii) a family of support. Parents believed that although there were disadvantages to living in a rural community, parents felt isolated in terms of services but not in terms of the support received by the community. The results of this study add to our knowledge of parenting experiences with attention to the rural experience and furthermore, recommendations for nurses and health care professionals were provided. © 2013 The Authors. Australian Journal of Rural Health © National Rural Health Alliance Inc.

  15. Racism and Health in Rural America.

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    Kozhimannil, Katy B; Henning-Smith, Carrie

    2018-01-01

    This commentary responds to the recent article by Dr. James et al. on racial and ethnic health disparities in rural America, published in the November 16 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. We applaud Dr. James and colleagues for their important contribution uncovering intra-rural racial and ethnic disparities and build on their paper by discussing potential mechanisms, including structural racism. We also discuss several pragmatic steps that can be taken in research, policy, and practice to address racial and ethnic disparities in rural communities and to work toward health equity for all rural residents.

  16. 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.

  17. Energy, environment and sustainable rural development

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    1992-12-01

    This paper addresses the energy needs of the three quarters of the World's population living in the rural populations of many developing countries whose daily struggle to obtain the energy needed for survival is unaffected by international energy politics. It aims to identify energy-related actions in certain policy and technical areas which may contribute to ending rural poverty. The mutual benefits of a transition to modern technologies is stressed both for rural and urban groups, especially in terms of a more efficient use of fossil fuels and renewable energy sources such as biomass or solar power. Recommendations for sustainable rural and agricultural development are made. (UK)

  18. Lessons on rural development, challenges and approaches

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    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.

  19. In-Place Training: Optimizing Rural Health Workforce Outcomes through Rural-Based Education in Australia

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    May, Jennifer; Brown, Leanne; Burrows, Julie

    2018-01-01

    The medical workforce shortfall in rural areas is a major issue influencing the nature of undergraduate medical education in Australia. Exposing undergraduates to rural life through rural clinical school (RCS) placements is seen as a key strategy to address workforce imbalances. We investigated the influence of an extended RCS placement and rural…

  20. A qualitative study of medical students in a rural track: views on eventual rural practice.

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    Roseamelia, Carrie; Greenwald, James L; Bush, Tiffany; Pratte, Morgan; Wilcox, Jessica; Morley, Christopher P

    2014-04-01

    Rural tracks (RTs) exist within medical schools across the United States. These programs often target those students from rural areas and those with primary care career interests, given that these factors are robust predictors of eventual rural practice. However, only 26% to 64% of graduates from RTs enter eventual rural practice. We conducted a qualitative, exploratory study of medical students enrolled in one school's RT, examining their interests in rural training, specialization, and eventual rural practice, via open coding of transcripts from focus groups and in-depth individual interviews, leading to identification of emerging themes. A total of 16 out of 54 eligible first- and second-year preclinical medical students participated in focus group sessions, and a total of seven out of 17 eligible third- and fourth-year medical students participated in individual interviews. Analyses revealed the recognition of a "Rural Identity," typical characteristics, and the importance of "Program Fit" and "Intentions for Practice" that trended toward family medicine specialization and rural practice. However, nuances within the comments reveal incomplete commitment to rural practice. In many cases, student preference for rural practice was driven largely by a disinterest in urban practice. Students with rural and primary care practice interests are often not perfectly committed to rural practice. However, RTs may provide a haven for such students within medical school.

  1. A Survey of Professional Training and Certification of Rural Administrators and Rural Teachers in New Mexico.

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    Tingley, Wayne

    Teachers and administrators in rural New Mexico schools and preservice teachers at New Mexico State University were surveyed to determine components that could be included in teacher education programs to augment prospective rural teachers' skills and to ease problems of recruitment/retention of certified personnel in rural schools. Questionnaires…

  2. 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…

  3. Rural Policy and the New Regional Economics: Implications for Rural America.

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    Quigley, John M.

    This paper discusses gross economic and demographic trends in rural and urban America during the past 30 years, the kinds of competitive advantages enjoyed by urban and rural regions, and insights offered by the new regional economics concerning exploitation of those advantages. The importance of agriculture has declined in rural areas, while that…

  4. Accessibility of public libraries by rural dwellers in rural areas of ...

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    In conclusion, public libraries are essential to rural dwellers; therefore it is recommended that all types of information be made available to public libraries. Sensitization programmes should be encouraged. This will in turn bring about positive impact on the rural dwellers. Key words: Accessibility, Public, Library, rural, ...

  5. What do beginning students, in a rurally focused medical course, think about rural practice?

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    Young, Louise; Lindsay, Daniel B; Ray, Robin A

    2016-12-07

    Medical schools may select students for their attitudes towards rural medical practice, yet the rural-urban disparity in availability of medical practitioners and services has not diminished in recent times despite government initiatives and increasing numbers being trained for a career in medicine. One medical school, with a focus on rural and remote medicine, aims to select students with positive perceptions for rural medical practice. A research project collected data on the perceptions of these medical students in the first week of their medical studies. Students completed a low stakes essay on the life and work of a rural doctor. Initially, this formed part of a literacy assessment to determine any students requiring remediation. All students were asked if they would consent to their essay being reviewed for a research project. Data was obtained from those students who consented and handed their essays in for review. The 103 student essays underwent thematic analysis and sentences were coded into three main themes of rural lifestyle, doctor role and rural practice. Second level themes were further elicited and results were quantified according to whether they were positive or negative. Positive themes included rural lifestyle, doctor role, views of doctor, impact on community, broader work and skills knowledge, and better relationships with community and patients. Negative themes included doctor's health, pressure on doctor, family problems, greater workload, privacy and confidentiality issues, cultural issues, isolation, limited resources and financial impacts. Quantitisation of this data was used to transform essay sentences into a numerical form which allowed statistical analysis and comparison of perceptions using Z tests. No significant differences on the number of positive and negative responses for rural lifestyle and rural practice were found. The rural doctor role had a significantly more positive than negative views. Significant differences were

  6. Rural public transportation technologies : user needs and applications

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    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...

  7. Rural Public Transportation Technologies: User Needs and Applications. Tech Brief.

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    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...

  8. Evaluation of sustainable rural tourism development in Serbia

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    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.

  9. The Determinants of Agricultural Productivity and Rural Household ...

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    Key Words: Labor productivity, Land productivity; Rural household income, Rural ... household labor ratio of rural household farmers, given fixed level of inputs ... because households are rarely practicing dominated by a subsistence.

  10. Improving safety on rural local and tribal roads safety toolkit.

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    Rural roadway safety is an important issue for communities throughout the country and presents a challenge for state, local, and Tribal agencies. The Improving Safety on Rural Local and Tribal Roads Safety Toolkit was created to help rural local ...

  11. Inculcating home economics based life skills in rural women in ...

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    Inculcating home economics based life skills in rural women in Anambra state ... Poverty among rural women in Nigeria hinders the economic and social ... could be inculcated among the rural women using a range of networking approaches.

  12. Prevention and treatment of childhood malnutrition in rural Malawi ...

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    in rural Malawi: Lungwena nutrition studies ... a community based nutritional intervention for malnourished children in rural .... and height gain were similar in the two groups. .... A-M, Ashorn P. Socio-economic support for good health in rural.

  13. Plaadid / Immo Mihkelson

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    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"

  14. 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 (pstudents, rural students had significantly higher rural lifestyle scores at both the beginning (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.

  15. Innovative Mechanism of Rural Organization Based on Self-Organization

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    The paper analyzes the basic situation for the formation of innovative rural organizations with the form of self-organization; revels the features of self-organization, including the four aspects of openness of rural organization, innovation of rural organization is far away from equilibrium, the non-linear response mechanism of rural organization innovation and the random rise and fall of rural organization innovation. The evolution mechanism of rural organization innovation is reveled accor...

  16. Solar Energy for Rural Egypt

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    Abdelsalam, Tarek I.; Darwish, Ziad; Hatem, Tarek M.

    Egypt is currently experiencing the symptoms of an energy crisis, such as electricity outage and high deficit, due to increasing rates of fossil fuels consumption. Conversely, Egypt has a high solar availability of more than 18.5 MJ daily. Additionally, Egypt has large uninhabited deserts on both sides of the Nile valley and Sinai Peninsula, which both represent more than 96.5 % of the nation's total land area. Therefore, solar energy is one of the promising solutions for the energy shortage in Egypt. Furthermore, these vast lands are advantageous for commissioning large-scaled solar power projects, not only in terms of space availability, but also of availability of high quality silicon (sand) required for manufacturing silicon wafers used in photovoltaic (PV) modules. Also, rural Egypt is considered market a gap for investors, due to low local competition, and numerous remote areas that are not connected to the national electricity grid. Nevertheless, there are some obstacles that hinder the progress of solar energy in Egypt; for instance, the lack of local manufacturing capabilities, security, and turbulent market in addition to other challenges. This paper exhibits an experience of the authors designing and installing decentralized PV solar systems, with a total rated power of about 11 kW, installed at two rural villages in at the suburbs of Fayoum city, in addition to a conceptual design of a utility scale, 2 MW, PV power plant to be installed in Kuraymat. The outcomes of this experience asserted that solar PV systems can be a more technically and economically feasible solution for the energy problem in rural villages.

  17. Fertility differentials in rural Bangladesh.

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    Khan, H T; Islam, S M; Khan, H M; Bari, R

    1993-01-01

    "Data from two sources in rural Bangladesh have been used in this study to examine the differentials in fertility by selected socio-economic and demographic factors. Results [indicate] that age at first marriage, education of spouses and availability of electricity in the household...have [an] inverse relationship with fertility. Higher fertility is observed for Muslim women than for non-Muslims. It has been found that fertility is the lowest to those women whose husbands are service holders and the highest for agriculture." excerpt

  18. Rural medicine via mobile network

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    Srivastava, Shikha; Bharade, Sandeep; Sinha, Vineet; Ananthakrishnan, T.S.; Jindal, G.D.; Prakash, C.

    2009-01-01

    Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has developed a handheld Tele-ECG system for providing optimum cardiac care and a Mobile Network Based Telemedicine (MNBT) utility for providing telemedicine services to isolated rural population. The handheld Tele-ECG acquires, saves and transfers the electrocardiographic signal to the expert's mobile for his advice in dealing with cardiac emergencies. Similarly, MNBT utility transfers the medical images and relevant patient data from a PC based instrument to a mobile phone for further transmission to an expert for his advice. This paper summarizes these developments. (author)

  19. Rural migration in southern Nevada

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    Mosser, D.; Soden, D.L.

    1993-01-01

    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

  20. Recreating of rurality around the totoro forest in the outer fringe of tokyo metropolitan area : the spirituality of rurality

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    Kikuchi, Toshio; Obara, Norihiro

    2005-01-01

    In this paper we made a point of rural land use and its conservation as the reflection of rurality in outer fringes, and discussed about recreating of rurality with utilising its conservation activities and the spirituality. In Sayama hill region of Tokyo metropolitan area, restructuring of rural land use and recreating rurality have been practised with conservation and maintenance activities in the Totoro forest. Although rural and urban residents think about those activities and their parti...

  1. 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...

  2. rural medicine as a sub-specialty

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    hospital for a year can be regarded as a rural medical specialist. Most often they realise ... of them, that they leave the public service for ever, for a situation that is ... So for rural medicine, it is an extremely wide set of skills that best describes ...

  3. 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…

  4. Industrial Diversification, Employment and Rural Poverty Reduction ...

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    This study compares the impact of industrial diversification on employment and rural poverty reduction in China and Nigeria. The fact that both countries ... better success. Key Words: Agro-Allied Industry, Industrial Diversification, Rural Development, Poverty Reduction, Employment, Non-Farm Enterprise, Nigerian Economy.

  5. 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.

  6. Principal Stability and the Rural Divide

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    Pendola, Andrew; Fuller, Edward J.

    2018-01-01

    This article examines the unique features of the rural school context and how these features are associated with the stability of principals in these schools. Given the small but growing literature on the characteristics of rural principals, this study presents an exploratory analysis of principal stability across schools located in different…

  7. Rural Community Development: Bedrock for National Development ...

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    This paper advocates that community development is the bedrock for national development. For any meaningful development to take place, whether national or global development must have its building blocks or firm-root in rural development. However, the rural communities are characterized by isolation from ideas and ...

  8. Catholic High Schools and Rural Academic Achievement.

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    Sander, William

    1997-01-01

    A study of national longitudinal data examined effects of rural Catholic high schools on mathematics achievement, high school graduation rates, and the likelihood that high school graduates attend college. Findings indicate that rural Catholic high schools had a positive effect on mathematics test scores and no effect on graduation rates or rates…

  9. Rurality Index for Small Areas in Spain

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    Ocana-Riola, Ricardo; Sanchez-Cantalejo, Carmen

    2005-01-01

    An operational definition for "rural area" is pivotal if proposals, policies and decisions aimed at optimising the distribution of resources, closing the gap on inequity between areas and raising standards of living for the least advantaged populations are to be put in place. The concept of rurality, however, is often based on…

  10. OUT Success Stories: Rural Electrification in Brazil

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    Strawn, N.

    2000-08-31

    The United States and Brazil are collaborating to bring electricity to some 5 million households in rural Brazil. Over the next decade, there is a potential to install approximately 500 megawatts (MW) of solar home systems and 1000 MW of community systems, bringing light to households, schools, and health clinics throughout rural Brazil.

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

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    organization of self-help and co-operative effort on the part of the community, but ..... which urban and rural areas are considered as an integral part of the ... through these approaches or models, rural development could be attained, but it is ...

  12. Preliminary Findings on Rural Homelessness in Ohio.

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    First, Richard J.; And Others

    This report is designed to present preliminary findings from the first comprehensive study of rural homelessness in the United States. The study was conducted during the first 6 months of 1990, and data were collected from interviews with 921 homeless adults in 21 randomly selected rural counties in Ohio. The sample counties represent 26% of the…

  13. The Teacherage in American Rural Education.

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    Maxcy, Spencer J.

    1979-01-01

    Traces the historical evolution of the teacherage, initially proposed as a solution to the problem of housing teachers and as a model home for the edification of rural families. Pinpoints the conceptual connection between the teacherage and the parsonage--each linking the institution to the rural community. (CAM)

  14. Stakeholder participation in planning rural development strategies

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    Sisto, Roberta; Lopolito, Antonio; Vliet, van Mathijs

    2018-01-01

    In advanced countries, rural areas are a complex web of social, political and historical factors. In addition, several kinds of uncertainties are usually present. As a consequence, frequent mismatches arise in practise between measures and rural development goals and priorities. To overcome this

  15. The Ideological Foundations of Midwest Rural Education.

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    Theobald, Paul

    A relationship exists between agrarian thought and the practice of formal schooling in the rural Midwest. Three traditions have shaped agrarian thinking about democracy and its application to social institutions, especially education. Fundamentalism, localism, and pastoralism have combined to form the ideological base for rural resistance to…

  16. Reaching Rural Handicapped Children: The Transportation Situation in Rural Service Delivery. Making It Work in Rural Communities. A Rural Network Monograph.

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    Tucker, Jamie; And Others

    Almost everyone who responded to three transportation surveys of rural Handicapped Children's Early Education Program (HCEEP) projects identified transportation as a critical problem in the delivery of services to handicapped children in rural areas. Transportation problems encountered were attributed to environmental/geographic factors,…

  17. Measuring rural welfare in colonial Africa

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    Haas, De Michiel

    2017-01-01

    Recent scholarship on historical welfare development in Sub-Saharan Africa has uncovered long-term trends in standards of living. How the majority of rural dwellers fared, however, remains largely elusive. This study develops a new approach to reconstruct rural living standards in a historical

  18. Rural Policy in a New Century.

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    Marshall, Ray

    Past rural policies are reviewed, noting the effects of globalization and information technology. Rural business profits can be maximized by direct cost or value-added competition, but cost competition limits the development of productive capacity and leads to unequal income distribution. In contrast, value-added competition could create steep…

  19. 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…

  20. Broadband provision to underprivileged rural communities

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    Makitla, I

    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...

  1. Interactive Instructional Television: Education for Rural Areas.

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    Anagal, Judy; And Others

    The Rural Special Education Project is a federally funded partnership between Kayenta Unified School District and Northern Arizona University's (NAU) Center for Excellence in Education that aims to prepare well qualified special education teachers to work in rural and reservation schools. The participants are Native American residents working…

  2. 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: ...

  3. Renewable Energy for Rural Health Clinics

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    Jimenez, T.; Olson, K.

    1999-01-01

    This is first of a series of application guides that the Program of 'Energia of Villas' of NREL has commissioned to connect renewable commercial systems with rural applications, including water, rural schools and micro companies. The guide is complemented by the development activities of the Program of 'Energia of Villas' of NREL, international pilot projects and programs of professional visits [es

  4. 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.…

  5. 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 ...

  6. Rural Youth Education Project: First Wave

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    2006-01-01

    In 2004, the Center for Rural Pennsylvania contracted with Pennsylvania State University to begin a longitudinal study of rural Pennsylvania school students to understand their future aspirations, the factors influencing these aspirations, whether their plans change as they age, and if they attain their goals and plans. The main research questions…

  7. Rural Youth Education Project: Second Wave

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    McLaughlin, Diane K.; Demi, Mary Ann; Curry, Alisha; Snyder, Anastasia R.

    2009-01-01

    In 2004, the Center for Rural Pennsylvania contracted with Pennsylvania State University to begin a longitudinal study of rural Pennsylvania school students to understand their educational and career aspirations and the factors influencing their aspirations, whether their plans change as they age and if they attain their goals. In its entirety,…

  8. 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…

  9. Rural Teachers' Experiences: Lessons for Today.

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    Bryan, Betsy

    1986-01-01

    Compares and contrasts first year teaching experiences of a grandmother (1919) and granddaughter (1980) in small, isolated, rural New Mexico schools. Offers suggestions for improving recruitment and retention of rural teachers in areas of salary, housing conditions, school philosophy and morale, student population, and community life. (NEC)

  10. Barriers to Distance Education in Rural Schools

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    Irvin, Matthew J.; Hannum, Wallace H.; Varre, Claire de la; Farmer, Thomas W.

    2010-01-01

    The primary purpose of the current study was to examine barriers to the use of distance education and explore related factors in small and low-income rural schools. Data were collected via a telephone survey with administrators or other qualified personnel. The sample involved 417 randomly selected small and low-income rural school districts…

  11. Legal and management aspects in rural electrification

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    Alem Deaces, J.

    1994-01-01

    Present work considers that the rural electrification is generally deficit, as well in the line of transmission builds as the generation sources constructions. The big benefits of the rural electrification would be the improvement of quality of the human life as well as in the agricultural economic development. The participation of all the social agents' collaboration would be necessary

  12. Perspectives on Ancient Maya Rural Complexity

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    Iannone, Gyles; Connell, Samuel V

    2003-01-01

    Settlement archaeology in the Maya area has focused much of its attention on the polar extremes of the settlement continuum. As a result of this urban/rural bias, a whole range of complex rural settlements remain under-explored. The chapters in this volume highlight the variable quality of these "middle level settlements".

  13. The Self-Esteem of Rural Children

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    Yang, Raymond K.; Fetsch, Robert J.

    2007-01-01

    The self-esteem of children in small towns was assessed. Comparing these children's self-rated competencies to extant norms suggests that rural children's self-perceptions are not distinctly different from suburban and urban children. Rural children's feelings of self-worth and self-assessments of scholastic competence are comparable to or higher…

  14. Planning for rural energy system: Part 2

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    Devadas, V.

    2001-01-01

    This paper discusses the central importance of energy inputs in development, and presents the complex interactions within subsystems that contribute a Rural Energy System. This paper also brings about the importance of the primary data for realistic renewable energy planning at the micro level in a given rural system. Factors that render secondary data somewhat inadequate for such applications are discussed. The differences between energy related data from secondary and primary sources in respect of representative villages in Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu, India, are detailed. A rural system model for computing the output from various components of a rural system is also presented. This projection is made by making use of a set of technical coefficients, which relate the inputs to the outputs from individual segments of the rural production system. While some of the technical coefficients are developed based on previously published data, a large number have been quantified on the basis of careful survey. The usefulness of the model is discussed. The paper also presents a Linear Programming Model for optimum resource allocation in a rural system. The objective function of the Linear Programming Model is maximizing the revenue of the rural system where in optimum resource allocation is made subject to a number of energy and non-energy related relevant constraints. The model also quantifies the major yields as well as the byproducts of different sectors of the rural economic system. (Author)

  15. Information Network on Rural Development (INRD), Bangladesh.

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    Wanasundra, Leelangi

    1994-01-01

    Discusses information networking in Bangladesh and describes the formation of the Information Network on Rural Development (INRD) which was initiated by the Center on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP). Organization, membership, activities, participation, and finance are examined. (four references) (LRW)

  16. 78 FR 76218 - Rural Call Completion

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    2013-12-17

    ... calls to rural areas, and enforce restrictions against blocking, choking, reducing, or restricting calls... to alert the Commission of systemic problems receiving calls from a particular originating long... associated with completing calls to rural areas. These rules will also enhance our ability to enforce...

  17. 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....

  18. 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 ...

  19. Rural electrification. Utilities' chafe or challenge?

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    Zomers, A.N.

    2001-01-01

    The majority of people living in developing countries do not have access to electricity and most of these two billion people live in rural areas. Social and political pressure to supply power to these areas will increase and the question will not be whether these areas will get electricity, but when. This book contains a comprehensive analysis of rural electrification programmes implemented in both industrialised and developing countries. The impact of current developments and trends on the approach to rural electricity supply in these countries is also examined. The author has identified a number of critical success factors for rural electrification, such as a politically and socially stable environment, an appropriate electrification process, support from the international community, and a utility organisation based on decentralisation and operational autonomy. The broad handling of the subject makes this book useful to utility managers, development agencies, academics, and others involved in the electrification of rural and remote areas refs

  20. Collaborative Rural Healthcare Network: A Conceptual Model

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    U. Raja

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Healthcare is a critical issue in rural communities throughout the world. Provision of timely and cost effective health care in these communities is a challenge since it is coupled with a lack of adequate infrastructure and manpower support. Twenty percent of the United States of America‘s population resides in rural communities, i.e., 59 million people; however, only nine percent of the nation’s physicians practice in rural communities. Shortage of health care personnel and the lack of equipment and facilities often force rural residents to travel long distances to receive needed medical treatment. Researchers and practitioners are in search of solutions to address these unique challenges. In this research, we present a proposed collaborative model of a health information system for rural communities and the challenges and opportunities of this global issue.

  1. Dyspepsia in a rural cohort

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    Ahmed, J.; Haider, S.I.; Choudhri, A.N.

    2004-01-01

    Objective: To determine the etiology of dyspepsia in the rural population of the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Patients and Methods: All patients of age 14 and above, presenting with dyspepsia for the first time, were endoscoped and histopathological details of the susceptible as well as normal looking mucosa were obtained. Results: A total of 446 patients, 206 males and 240 females, presenting with dyspepsia were studied. Male to female ratio was 0.9: 1.1 and mean age was 38.86 years (SO 15.52). Overall, 59.9% (n=446) had gastritis and 9.2% had combination of gastritis and other pathologies. 15.2%, 44 females and 22 males had normal endoscopy. Histology revealed gastritis in 75% (51) and 3.81 % had normal endoscopy and normal histology. Peptic ulcer accounted for 9.5%, while 1.57% had oesophageal varices and 0.44% had gastropathy and oesophageal varices. Conclusion: Gastritis is the commonest cause of dyspepsia in a rural population of Sindh. Peptic ulcer is significantly uncommon accounting for only 9.5%. Gastritis is responsible for considerable morbidity leading to poor quality of life and socioeconomic setback. (author)

  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. Planning for rural energy needs

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    Ranganathan, V

    1979-12-15

    Roger Revell estimated the total energy use from all sources at 490 kg per capita in 1970 to 71 in terms of UN coal equivalent, while international statistics of energy use, based only on commercial energy, reported a figure of 150 to 190 kg per capita. The largest proportion of energy use was in the domestic sector - almost 2/3. Another interesting observation of Revelle is that, taking the proportion of food energy used in work, an adult woman works about as hard as a British coal miner. Is this low energy profile good or bad. To quote Revelle again: ''The men and women of rural India are tied to poverty and misery because they use too little of energy and use it inefficiently and really all they use is secured by their own physical efforts. A transformation of rural society could be brought about by increasing the quantity and in improving the technology of energy use''. Thus energy conservation - the dominant US theme - has limited significance in India, restricted to some industries. India with a per capita consumption of 201 kg compared to world average of 2059 kg in 1974, necessarily has to increase its energy consumption.

  4. Rural Depopulation Pattern at Yogyakarta Special Province (DIY

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    M Baiquni

    2004-01-01

    This paper is based on a secondary data research i.e. statistical data at rural levels in Yogyakarta, thematics maps and other documents. Statistical methodes and map pattern analysis are employed to analysis data. The result of this research are as follows: a the rural depopulation in DIY can be found in 189 rural areas of 393 rural areas (48.09%; b the spatial distribution of the rural depopulation are in Gunung Kidul District (80 rural areas, Kulon Progo District (59 rural areas Sleman District (33 rural areas, and Bantul District (17 rural areas; c the rural depopulation in Yogyakarta at least related to six factors whih have been identified as out – migration, local resources, carrying capacity, geographycal location or accessibility, rural infrastructure, and service availability.

  5. The rural pipeline to longer-term rural practice: General practitioners and specialists.

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    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. Duration and setting of rural immersion during the medical degree relates to rural work outcomes.

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    O'Sullivan, Belinda; McGrail, Matthew; Russell, Deborah; Walker, Judi; Chambers, Helen; Major, Laura; Langham, Robyn

    2018-04-19

    Providing year-long rural immersion as part of the medical degree is commonly used to increase the number of doctors with an interest in rural practice. However, the optimal duration and setting of immersion has not been fully established. This paper explores associations between various durations and settings of rural immersion during the medical degree and whether doctors work in rural areas after graduation. Eligible participants were medical graduates of Monash University between 2008 and 2016 in postgraduate years 1-9, whose characteristics, rural immersion information and work location had been prospectively collected. Separate multiple logistic regression and multinomial logit regression models tested associations between the duration and setting of any rural immersion they did during the medical degree and (i) working in a rural area and (ii) working in large or smaller rural towns, in 2017. The adjusted odds of working in a rural area were significantly increased if students were immersed for one full year (odds ratio [OR], 1.79; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.15-2.79), for between 1 and 2 years (OR, 2.26; 95% CI, 1.54-3.32) and for 2 or more years (OR, 4.43; 95% CI, 3.03-6.47) relative to no rural immersion. The strongest association was for immersion in a mix of both regional hospitals and rural general practice (OR, 3.26; 95% CI, 2.31-4.61), followed by immersion in regional hospitals only (OR, 1.94; 95% CI, 1.39-2.70) and rural general practice only (OR, 1.91; 95% CI, 1.06-3.45). More than 1 year's immersion in a mix of regional hospitals and rural general practices was associated with working in smaller regional or rural towns (immersion programmes. Longer rural immersion and immersion in both regional hospitals and rural general practices are likely to increase rural work and rural distribution of early career doctors. © 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd and The Association for the Study of Medical Education.

  7. 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.

  8. Rural roadway safety perceptions among rural teen drivers living in and outside of towns.

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    Ramirez, Marizen; Roth, Lisa; Young, Tracy; Peek-Asa, Corinne

    2013-01-01

    To compare perceptions about rural road and general driving behaviors between teens who live in- and out-of-town from rural communities in Iowa. A cross-sectional survey was conducted with 160 teens anticipating their Intermediate License within 3 months upon enrollment into this study. Self-administered surveys were used to collect demographics and driving exposures (eg, frequency of driving, age when first drove unsupervised). Two Likert scales were included to measure agreement with safe driving behaviors on rural roads and general safe driving behaviors (eg, speeding, seat belt use). T-tests were calculated comparing mean composite scores between in- and out-of-town teens, and between mean rural road and general driving safety attitude scores. A linear regression multivariable model was constructed to identify predictors of the rural road score. While the majority of teens endorsed rural road and general safe driving behaviors, up to 40% did not. Thirty-two percent did not believe the dangers of animals on rural roads, and 40% disagreed that exceeding the speed limit is dangerous. In-town teens were less safety conscious about rural road hazards with a significantly lower mean composite score (4.4) than out-of-town teens (4.6); mean scores for general driving behaviors were similar. Living out-of-town and owning one's own car were significant predictors of increased rural road safety scores. Rural, in-town teens have poorer safety attitudes about rural roadway hazards compared with out-of-town teens. Interventions that involve education, parental supervision, and practice on rural roads are critical for preventing teen crashes on rural roads. No claim to original US government works.

  9. Rural school in the Tenza Valley, rural education and agroecology reflections on rural “development”

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    Mejia Alfonso Miguel Fernando

    2011-08-01

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    The municipality of Sutatenza (Boyaca, constitutes an important reference for rural education in Colombia due to “Radio Sutatenza” (Educational Radio and the People’s Cultural Action in the mid-twentieth century. Currently, in the same town, a process called the Campesina Community School del Valle de Tenza has been brewing, under an agroecological approach, guided in its work to the cultural and productive Andean farmers, their families and their young people to cultivate in them a return the field. This article addresses this educational experience for contrasting approaches of “development” with the perceptions and visions that emerge from the rural world, without being radically different, it raises important questions for the call for and controversy of development, from the local.

  10. China's rural energy system and management

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    Catania, Peter

    1999-01-01

    The issues related to rural energy development and the corresponding escalating economic activities have given rise to a complex, interrelationship among societal, economics, energy, environment and rural policies. With 7% of the world's farm land to produce food for 23% of the world's population, combined with the increasing energy demands for modernised farming has resulted in a dynamic rural energy policy for China. This paper discusses the characteristics of a rural society, outlines the relationship for rural energy supply and demand management, and discusses the interrelationship between energy and the environment utilisation. An illustration of the diffusion of biomass as a success story highlights some of the policies related to self-building, self-managing and self-using. Also discussed in this paper are the results of the integrated rural energy-policy, that is, the social benefits to farmers and the decrease of energy consumption per unit of output. Emerging nations must undertake a comprehensive analysis and synthesis of their respective rural energy developments and the corresponding interrelationships between technology, economics and the environment. (Author)

  11. Rural electrification policy and institutional linkages

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    Haanyika, Charles Moonga

    2006-01-01

    Some of the problems that have besieged rural electrification in most developing countries include inadequate policies, weak institutional frameworks and limited financing. In the last two decades, governments in developing countries have been making various efforts both at the policy level and in financing to facilitate increased levels of rural electrification. However, the introduction of market-based reforms in the power sector in the last decade has affected the institutional and financing arrangements for rural electrification. The reforms have also affected the rate of electrification and affordability of electricity. There is need therefore to establish the extent to which the reforms have affected access and affordability of electricity in rural areas and to develop appropriate policy and the supporting institutional structures to align rural electrification with reformed power sectors. It is cardinal to establish how privatised and commercialised power companies in a reformed power sector could contribute to rural electrification and the role of governments and government agents in facilitating expanded access to electricity in rural areas

  12. Rural electrification policy and institutional linkages

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    Haanyika, C.M.

    2006-01-01

    Some of the problems that have besieged rural electrification in most developing countries include inadequate policies, weak institutional frameworks and limited financing. In the last two decades, governments in developing countries have been making various efforts both at the policy level and in financing to facilitate increased levels of rural electrification. However, the introduction of market-based reforms in the power sector in the last decade has affected the institutional and financing arrangements for rural electrification. The reforms have also affected the rate of electrification and affordability of electricity. There is need therefore to establish the extent to which the reforms have affected access and affordability of electricity in rural areas and to develop appropriate policy and the supporting institutional structures to align rural electrification with reformed power sectors. It is cardinal to establish how privatised and commercialised power companies in a reformed power sector could contribute to rural electrification and the role of governments and government agents in facilitating expanded access to electricity in rural areas. (author)

  13. Effectiveness of Botswana's policy on rural electrification

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    Ketlogetswe, C.; Mothudi, T.H.; Mothibi, J.

    2007-01-01

    Rural areas, the world over, are characterised by low levels of connectivity to electrical energy, despite the fact that electricity has been universally acknowledged as one of the most important propellant for community and national development. Botswana is not immune to this trend. Consequently, available evidence puts the overall level of electrical connectivity in Botswana rural areas to just 12%. A plethora of factors are responsible for inhibiting high levels of access to electrical energy by rural communities. Some major impediments often cited as causing ineffective energy provision to rural-based communities include, among others, the following: (a)geographical set-ups of the concerned communities; (b)inappropriately conceived energy policies; (c)low-income status of most rural inhabitants. This paper, therefore, examines Botswana's policy on energy supply with the view to confirm or deny any correlation between the above factors and the low-levels of electrical connectivity in the country's rural communities, as well as many others that may have impacted on this state of affairs. The policy is evaluated by undertaking a comparative study of its implementation on two seemingly geographical contrasting rural communities within the country

  14. The value of cooperatives in rural electrification

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    Yadoo, Annabel; Cruickshank, Heather

    2010-01-01

    The electricity sectors of many developing countries underwent substantial reforms during the 1980s and 1990s, driven by global agendas of privatization and liberalization. However, rural electrification offered little by way of market incentives for profit-seeking private companies and was often neglected. As a consequence, delivery models for rural electrification need to change. This paper will review the experiences of various rural electrification delivery models that have been established in developing countries, including concessionary models, dealership approaches and the strengthening of small and medium-sized energy businesses. It will use examples from the USA, Bangladesh and Nepal, together with a detailed case study of a Nepali rural electric cooperative, to explore the role that local cooperatives can play in extending electricity access. It is shown that although there is no magic bullet solution to deliver rural electrification, if offered appropriate financial and institutional support, socially orientated cooperative businesses can be a willing, efficient and effective means of extending and managing rural electricity services. It is expected that this paper will be of particular value to policy-makers, donors, project planners and implementers currently working in the field of rural electrification.

  15. Psychology and Rural America: Current Status and Future Directions.

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    Murray, J. Dennis; Keller, Peter A.

    1991-01-01

    Rural people constitute about one-fourth of the U.S. population; their special mental health needs have largely been neglected. Psychologists are needed to practice in rural areas, to develop rural service models, and to support the development of state and federal policies that address rural needs. (DM)

  16. Rural Ageing in the United States: Trends and Contexts

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    Glasgow, Nina; Brown, David L.

    2012-01-01

    This paper examines rural population ageing in the United States with a particular focus on the contrasting contexts in which older rural residents live. We compare the characteristics of the older population by rural versus urban residence, and explore challenges and opportunities associated with the ageing of rural baby boomers. The United…

  17. Rural Marketing in India –Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies

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    Abhisek Kumar Tripathi

    2012-01-01

    The rural market in Indian economy can be classified under two broad categories. These are the market for consumer goods that comprise of both durable and non-durable goods and the market for agricultural inputs that include fertilizers, pesticides, seeds Key words: rural marketing, marketing, challenges in rural marketing, rural marketing environment

  18. 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…

  19. 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 ...

  20. 75 FR 41695 - Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program; Correction

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    2010-07-19

    ... DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service 7 CFR Part 4280 RIN 0570-AA71 Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program; Correction AGENCY: Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION... of rural microenterprises. This document has an incorrect definition of ``nonprofit entity...