Does Economic Vulnerability Depend On Place Of Residence? Asset Poverty Across the Rural-Urban Continuum. Working Paper by Monica G. Fisher and Bruce A. Weber of the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center. March, 2004.

Does Economic Vulnerability Depend On Place Of Residence? Asset Poverty Across the Rural-Urban Continuum. Working Paper by Monica G. Fisher and Bruce A. Weber of the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center. March, 2004.

Does Economic Vulnerability Depend On Place Of Residence? Asset Poverty Across the Rural-Urban Continuum.

This paper, written by Monica G. Fisher and Bruce A. Weber of the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center, uses Panel Study of Income Dynamics data for 1989, 1994, and 1999 to examine why some U.S. households are asset poor; that is, why households have insufficient resources to invest in their future or to sustain household members at a basic level during times of economic disruption. We find that living in a central metropolitan county and in a nonmetropolitan area are associated with a higher risk of being asset poor, all else being equal.

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