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Motiee Langroodi S H, Khosravimehr H, Toorani A. The impact of urban-rural economic relation upon social economic status of rural settlements Case: Chehelcha district, Minoodasht. Serd. 2015; 3 (10) :19-42
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1- Prof. in Geography and Rural Planning, Faculty of Geography, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran , shmotiee@ut.ac.ir
2- M.A in Geography and Tourism Planning, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
3- PhD Student in Geography and Urban Planning, Tabriz Universitiy, Tabriz, Iran
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Nowadays, economic, social and technological changes namely in the area of transportation affect urban-rural relations to a great extent. That is current urban rural conditions are predominately affected by the quantity and quality of these relations. This study aims to investigate the impacts of these economic relations upon socialeconomic status of rural areas of Chehelcha located in Minoodasht.
This study has both applied and analytical –descriptive nature. Needed data are obtained through field works as well as documentation. Statistical society is composed of all rural household heads of Chehelcha in Minoodasht. According to 2011 census, this district includes 37 populated villages with 6003 households. Take into consideration village’s type from locational standpoint as well as number of households, 8 villages was selected out of which 2 were mountainous, 3 were associated with foot hills and finally 3 were chosen out of flat villages. Using Cochran formula, 234 households were determined to be right sample sizes which were extracted via random classified sampling Technique. This study further supports application of SPSS for data analysis purpose.
The existed economic relations in the study area possess great variations. The main economic flows between urban and rural area due to settlers engagement in farming practice have gardening farming and livestock characters. With industrial activities expansion including construction of industrial towns, new economic relations between villages and towns emerged. This in turn, resulted in great and increasing changes in rural spaces. This could be interpreted through urban-rural economic relations. These relations made urban economic dominance to have low profile. It means that urban area benefit more out of these linkages and interactions. This finally suggests that rural urban relations greatly impacted the improvement of rural economic status.
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