A study by the Carsey Institute found that among U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, those who are from rural America are dying at a higher rate than those soldiers who are from cities and suburbs. According to U.S. Department of Defense records, rural youth enlist in the military at a higher rate than urban and suburban youth and in all but eight states, soldiers from rural areas make up a disproportionately high share of the casualties.
National Fact Sheet No. 3
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O'Hare, William P. and Bishop, Bill, "U.S. rural soldiers account for a disproportionately high share of casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan" (2006). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. Paper 16.
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