One in five poor children in this country lives in a rural area. Yet this group of vulnerable young Americans is seldom on the minds of the public or policy makers when they talk about child poverty in the United States. This report highlights child poverty statistics in rural America and compares them to urban areas, discussing how they are affected by family, education, employment, and the government.
National Report No. 10
Durham, N.H. : Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire
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O'Hare, William P., "The forgotten fifth: child poverty in rural America" (2009). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 76.
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