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'''Gillette Syndrome''' is a term used to describe the [[social disruption]] that can occur in a [[community]] due to rapid population growth. Such disruptions usually include increased [[crime]], degraded [[mental health]], weakened social and community bonds, abnormally high [[cost of living|costs of living]], and other [[social problems]].
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'''Gillette Syndrome''' is a term used to describe the [[social disruption]] that can occur in a [[community]] due to rapid population growth. Such disruptions usually include increased [[crime]], degraded [[mental health]], weakened social and community bonds, abnormally high costs of living, and other [[social problems]].
   
 
The term is usually applied to boomtowns that are growing rapidly due to nearby natural resource extraction, such as coal mining or natural gas drilling.
 
The term is usually applied to boomtowns that are growing rapidly due to nearby natural resource extraction, such as coal mining or natural gas drilling.
   
The term was coined by [[psychologist]] [[ElDean Kohrs]] in an attempt to describe the social impacts of rapid coal mining development on the boomtown of [[Gillette, Wyoming]] {{fn|1}}.
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The term was coined by [[psychologist]] [[ElDean Kohrs]] in an attempt to describe the social impacts of rapid coal mining development on the boomtown of Gillette, Wyoming {{fn|1}}.
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
   
* {{fnb|1}} Kohrs, El Dean 1974 “Social Consequences of Boom Growth in Wyoming” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain [[American Association for the Advancement of Science]] in [[Laramie, Wyoming]]
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* {{fnb|1}} Kohrs, El Dean 1974 “Social Consequences of Boom Growth in Wyoming” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain [[American Association for the Advancement of Science]] in Laramie, Wyoming
   
 
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Gillette Syndrome is a term used to describe the social disruption that can occur in a community due to rapid population growth. Such disruptions usually include increased crime, degraded mental health, weakened social and community bonds, abnormally high costs of living, and other social problems.

The term is usually applied to boomtowns that are growing rapidly due to nearby natural resource extraction, such as coal mining or natural gas drilling.

The term was coined by psychologist ElDean Kohrs in an attempt to describe the social impacts of rapid coal mining development on the boomtown of Gillette, Wyoming 1.

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