Developing A Model for “Quality of Life”

Research & Engagement, 2015


Summary

This project is designed to:

The study involves focus groups and surveys of rural ethnic minorities, as well as interviews of key informants in five regions across Nebraska. The ultimate long-term goal of the project is to understand and improve the well being of minorities in rural Nebraska, consequently increasing the likelihood of their retention and their active contribution to the economic, social, health, and overall vitality of rural communities.

 

Impacts

To extend the work of this project, the PI, in collaboration with two other RFI-funded projects – one focused on youth entrepreneurship (Kim, de Guzman) and another focused on systems-thinking and STEM (Guru, de Guzman et al.), applied for a USDA-AFRI grant that draws elements from the 3 RFI projects. The proposal “Leveraging Community Connections, Local Issues, and Youth High Tech Entrepreneurship Education to Nurture Rural Economic Opportunities” was funded in 2018 in the amount of $493,560. In combination with the RFI project, “Systems Thinking for Sustainable Future” as well as the RFI project “Nurturing High School Entrepreneurs and Transforming Local Business Owners,” this project has earned a $490k USDA grant for high-tech youth entrepreneurship clinics. Details >>

 

 

Project team

 

Partners

 

Publications

Daily, Grant; Cantarero, Rodrigo; de Guzman, Maria Rosario; Hong, Soo-Young; Taylor, Sarah; Garcia, Aileen; Choi, Jeong-Kyun; and Xia, Yan Ruth, “Mapping the Quality of Life in Nebraska: The Geographic Distribution of Poverty” (2017).

Taylor, S., Garcia, A., de Guzman, M., Cantarero, R., et al, “Exploring Conceptions of ‘Quality of Life’ in Rural Ethnic Minorities”, Society for Cross Cultural Research Conference, (2018).

Presentations

Society for Cross Cultural Research Conference
Exploring Conceptions of ‘Quality of Life’ in Rural Ethnic Minorities
February 21-24, 2018 | Las Vegas, NV

Society for Cross Cultural Research Conference
Mapping Quality of Life in Nebraska: Nebraska’s Migration Rates
February 21-24, 2018 | Las Vegas, NV

Society for Cross Cultural Research Conference
Mapping Quality of Life in Nebraska: Population Distribution by Race, Ethnicity, and Age
February 21-24, 2018 | Las Vegas, NV

 

Contact: Maria Rosario T. de Guzman, mguzman2@unl.edu