Spirals of Growth and Decline in Rural Areas

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  • Decline in Agricultural Employment
    • Reduced employment and opportunity
      • Reduced demand for rural services
      • Emigration
        • Deterioration of age-sex structure
          • Reduced rate of natural increase
            • Reduction in population
              • Reduced demand for rural services
        • Reduction in population
    • Location of new factory services or enterprise
      • More migration for employment reasons
        • Growing workforce
          • Increased demand for services
            • More Services
              • Increased wealth in rural area
                • More spending power
                  • Better schools, roads and services in the area
                    • Location of new factory services or enterprise
                      • More migration for employment reasons
                        • Growing workforce
                          • Increased demand for services
                            • More Services
                              • Increased wealth in rural area
                                • More spending power
                                  • Better schools, roads and services in the area

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