This report explores the well-being of the 14 million children who live in rural America. Rural families represent a significant share of our total population and they are disproportionately poor, less educated, and underemployed. Yet poor children and the unique challenges they face are often overlooked by policymakers. Poor children living in rural America face significant educational, social, and economic challenges just as their urban counterparts do, but many of these problems are exacerbated by the isolation and limited access to support services common in rural areas.
Reports on America
Population Refernce Bureau
Johnson, Kenneth M. and O'Hare, William P., "Child Poverty in Rural America" (2004). Reports on America. 71.
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