The Concentration of Poverty Is a Growing Rural Problem Report as inadecuate

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Concentrated poverty has increased in theU.S. over the last decade, particularly innonmetropolitan areas and in areas withdistinct racial/ethnic minority populations. Historical regional concentrations of highpoverty persist in the South, but there isevidence of emergent concentrations inthe West and Midwest. The spread of nonmetropolitanconcentrated poverty is associated withthe recent economic recession and theslow pace of the recovery.

Subject(s): Community/Rural/Urban Development

Food Security and Poverty

Issue Date: 2012

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: Published in: Amber Waves, Issue 04

Total Pages: 4

Record appears in: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) > Economic Research Service > Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America

Author: Farrigan, Tracey L. ; Parker, Timothy S.


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