A study by the Carsey Institute, based on U.S. Census Bureau data, found that in forty-one states, a higher percentage of rural children live in poverty than did in 2000. While the poverty level in 2006 was relatively stagnant compared to 2005's poverty level, the situation is clearly becoming worse for rural kids.
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O'Hare, William P. and Savage, Sarah, "Child poverty in rural America: new data shows increases in 41 states" (2006). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. Paper 8.
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