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What makes poverty so intractable in high--poverty nonmetro counties?


Author:
Morrissey, E.S.
Source:
USDA
Year:
1986
Subject:
rural areas, poverty, employment, farm structure, and income
Abstract:
Extract: Rural counties with high poverty rates are substantially different from counties with low poverty rates. For example, high poverty counties are more likely to have relatively large dependent populations such as female--headed families, disabled persons, and persons not in the work force. In addition, their populations are less educated and more likely to have low-wage jobs. Such characteristics suggest that government assistance in the form of income transfers could play a big role in alleviating poverty in these areas.
Format:
p. 24-28.
Language:
English
Collection:
Rural Development Publications Collection
Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/AGE86927755