Why is U.S. Poverty Higher in Nonmetropolitan than Metropolitan Areas? Evidence from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics
This article explores the residential sorting hypothesis of rural-urban differences in economic well-being. Author Monica Fisher of the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center asks whether the disproportionate poverty observed in nonmetro communities partly reflects that people with personal characteristics that are related to human impoverishment are attracted to rural places, or are otherwise reluctant (or unable) to leave them.