Capacities and challenges of county governments featured

March 2, 2020
Research on capacities and challenges of county governments led by School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty member is featured.

A National Association of Counties (NACo) article, “Substance abuse, voting machines top funding woes” describes some of the findings of research conducted by Linda Lobao, a professor of rural sociology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University.

Lobao and colleagues from Cornell University recently released a report presenting the findings from the county government survey that Lobao has led and conducted four times since 2001. 

According to the article, the county government survey collects data on county governments’ capacities and challenges.

“The reason why we have done these surveys is that systematic data on counties, particularly rural counties, doesn’t exist,” Lobao says in the article.

Read more about the survey and findings on NACo’s website.