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dc.creatorNichols, Leslie J. B.
dc.date.available2011-02-18T19:57:27Z
dc.date.issued2001-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/12481en_US
dc.description.abstractA national survey of farmwomen conducted in 1979 by Rachel Rosenfield found that the farmer's wife is considered by many an 'invisible farmer.' Twenty-one years later this would still seem to be an appropriate description for today's farmwoman. This dissertation is the first study of women involved in production agriculture in a nine-county area of West Texas. The number of women reported as being involved in farming and ranching enterprises seems to be a deceptive figure. In November 1995, for the area of Crosby, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, and Terry counties, the number of individuals considered to be actually 'farming' was 7,843 but only 825 of them were listed as female by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). The main questions posed are: do the FSA figures truly reflect that there are 7,000 single males farming in the study area? Really, are most married but their spouses simply are not counted nor considered as partners in the agricultural venture? What role, if any, do the women play? What are their experiences?
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTexas Tech Universityen_US
dc.subjectFarmers' spousesen_US
dc.subjectAgricultureen_US
dc.subjectFarm ownershipen_US
dc.subjectWomen farmersen_US
dc.subjectFarm managementen_US
dc.subjectWomen in agricultureen_US
dc.titleThe role of women in production agriculture in a nine-county area of West Texas
dc.typeDissertation
thesis.degree.namePh.D.
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.disciplineLand-Use Planning, Management, and Design
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.departmentLand Use Planning, Management and Design
thesis.degree.departmentArchitecture
dc.degree.departmentLand-Use Planning, Management, and Designen_US
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