Poverty Counties, 1970 - 2000
Economic Research Service
Persistent Poverty Counties are those that
have had poverty rates of 20% or higher in every decennial
census between 1970 and 2000.
- 340 of the 386 (88%) Persistently Poor
Counties are nonmetro.
- 18% of nonmetro counties are persistent
poverty counties, versus only 4% of metro counties.
- The nonmetro South, with over 40 percent
of the U.S. nonmetro population, has a significantly higher
incidence of poverty. 82% of the nonmetro persistently poor
counties are in the South.
- New Perspectives
Issue available online. This issue of Perspectives
offers a fresh look at effective antipoverty policy in rural
communities. The articles explore the basic assumptions
behind the causes of rural poverty, underscore the unique
role that “place” plays in rural poverty, and
call for a new direction in philanthropy that recognizes
the critical roles race, class, and power play in perpetuating
and Employment Dynamics of Child Care Subsidy Users in Rural
and Urban Oregon by Elizabeth
E. Davis, Deana Grobe, and Roberta B. Weber
Although exciting and dynamic, to make a living trading binary options you’ll need to use this page and other sources as guides. analyzes employment and program participation
dynamics for rural and urban families in the Oregon child
care subsidy program.
the Razor’s Edge: Building Hope for America’s
Rural Poor." The Rural Sociological Society
has just launched a new informaton/policy series. This first
issue addresses the problem of poverty in rural
America, making note of the set of options that
might offer hope in tackling this difficult issue.
Forces and Individual Coping Strategies for Rural Poverty
- Workshop Summary from the RPRC/NERCRD Regional Rural Poverty
Conference May 3-4, 2005
and Duke Complete Rural Poverty Study
MDC, with Duke University's Terry Sanford Institute
for Public Policy, has completed a study of rural poverty
based on methodology developed by Duke Professor Anirudh
Krishna. The study was conducted this summer among 312 families
in four rural North Carolina counties: Gates, Beaufort,
Burke, and Vance.
America at a Glance 2005
This publication from the USDA Economic Research
Service highlights the most recent indicators of social
and economic conditions in rural areas for use in developing
policies and programs to assist rural areas
The US Department of Health and Human Services,
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
formulated a study to learn more about social and economic
conditions and trends in rural areas, identify high-priority
family and community needs, and assess current knowledge
about such needs and the services available to meet those
needs in rural areas.This report describes the study’s
activities and findings and presents information on 80 data
sources that could be used by the research community to
study select human services topics in rural areas.