On the Empirical finding of a Higher Risk of Poverty in Rural Areas: Is Rural Residence Endogenous to Poverty? Working Paper by Monica Fisher of the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center. August, 2004.

On the Empirical finding of a Higher Risk of Poverty in Rural Areas: Is Rural Residence Endogenous to Poverty? Working Paper by Monica Fisher of the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center. August, 2004.

On the Empirical finding of a Higher Risk of Poverty in Rural Areas: Is Rural Residence Endogenous to Poverty?

In this study, author Monica Fisher of the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center uses Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) data to investigate the extent to which endogenous rural residence biases estimates of a rural effect on poverty. While the paper focuses on links between rural residence and the risk of being poor, findings are relevant to a general body of research that measures place effects on individual behavior and well-being.

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