Persistent Poverty Across the Rural-Urban Continuum. Working Paper by Kathleen K. Miller and Bruce A. Weber of the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center. July, 2003.

Persistent Poverty Across the Rural-Urban Continuum. Working Paper by Kathleen K. Miller and Bruce A. Weber of the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center. July, 2003.

Persistent Poverty Across the Rural-Urban Continuum

Persistent poverty is overwhelmingly rural and it is very concentrated geographically. In this paper, authors Kathleen K. Miller and Bruce A. Weber of the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center examine these striking regularities in U.S. economic geography, seeking to understand the causes and dynamics of poverty across the rural urban continuum. They also consider how alternative characterizations of “persistent poverty” and “rural and urban” might deepen our understanding of poverty and place.

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