Rural Poverty in America


This timely, needed volume focuses on the over 9 million people in the U.S. living in poverty in rural settings. Rural poverty is not confined to one section of the country or to one ethnic group. It is a national problem, and the resolution of hidden America's persistent economic plight will now depend on a better understanding of who is poor and why. This book's clear, authoritative chapters describe the declining opportunities available in rural areas--including the social, educational, and political factors that so often pose barriers to economic advancement.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Cynthia M. Duncan
  • Stephen Sweet
  • Kenneth L. Deavers
  • Robert A. Hoppe
  • Lucy Gorham
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1992