Agricultural Economics Department


Strengthening Quality of Life in Small Towns

Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Document Type Article

Copyright 2017 University of Nebraska.


Quality of life is often mentioned as the reason why some people choose to live in a small town. But if you try to get a definition of what quality of life means, you quickly discover that there are all kinds of answers. For instance, it may be the low student-to-teacher ratios in the local school, or it may be the friendly check-out person at the grocery store or the variety of activities available through civic organizations and local churches which come to mind when people define small town quality of life.