Timothy Parker

Sociologist
202-694-5435
tparker@ers.usda.gov

See also my Google Scholar Profile

Briefly:

Timothy Parker is a sociologist in the Rural Economy Branch in the Resources and Rural Economics Division. His research focuses on rural labor markets and rural county classifications.

Current Projects:

Nonmetro income and transfer payments
Nonmetro unemployment
Measuring rurality
Nonmetro low-wage work

Education:

Tim has an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in Sociology from the George Washington University.

Professional Affiliations:

Tim is a member of the Rural Sociological Society.

Selected Publications:

Whitener, L., and T. Parker. 2007. "Policy Options for a Changing Rural America—Updated," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, May. Originally published April 2005.

Jones, C., W. Kandel, and T. Parker. 2007. "Population Dynamics Are Changing the Profile of Rural Areas," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, April.

Parker, T. 2006. "Nonmetro Earnings Lag Metro," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, November.

Parker, T., and R. Gibbs. 2005. "Low Earnings But Steady Job Growth in Low-Employment Counties," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, September.

Parker, T., and L. Ghelfi. 2004. "Using the 2003 Urban Influence Codes to Understand Rural America," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, April.

Ghelfi, L., and T. Parker. 2004. "Developing a County Measure of Urban Influence." Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, April.

Parker, T. 2003. "New Insights on Metro and Nonmetro Areas," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, September.

Parker, T. 2003. "Exploring the Diversity of Rural America Through Interactive Mapping," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, September.

Gibbs, R., and T. Parker. 2003. "Nonmetro Earnings Continue Upward," Rural America 17(2):9-17, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Summer.

Gibbs, R., and T. Parker. 2001. "Nonmetro Earning Continue Upward Trend," Rural America 16(2):38-40, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Summer.

Gibbs, R., and T. Parker. 2000. "Rural Low-Wage Employment on the Rise Among Men," Rural Conditions and Trends 11(2):9-17, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, December.

Frenzen, P., and T. Parker. 2000. "Rural Consumer Markets." Rural America 15(1):2-11, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, January.