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Impacts of unconventional gas development on rural community decline

Measham, Tom; Fleming, David A.


This paper looks at the impact of a new extractive industry, namely unconventional natural gas, on rural decline. Rural decline is defined as comprising loss of rural youth, reduced human capital and increasing rural poverty. Since the start of the current century, the unconventional natural gas industry has been expanding around the world, often in close proximity to pre-existing agricultural communities. The social impacts of this new industry represent a growing area of interest in rural...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Rural Studies
DOI: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2014.04.003


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