Poverty

Call for Abstracts: Rural Poverty, Fifty Years After The People Left Behind   –  A Research Conference. Looking Backward and Forward. Conference Dates: March 21-22, 2018 in Washington DC

Call for Abstracts: Rural Poverty, Fifty Years After The People Left Behind – A Research Conference. Looking Backward and Forward. Conference Dates: March 21-22, 2018 in Washington DC

                                    Abstracts are being accepted for a multidisciplinary social science conference on rural poverty in the United States on the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 report of the President’s National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty…

RUPRI Senior Economist Dr. Bruce Weber, testifies in the US Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry Committee

RUPRI Senior Economist Dr. Bruce Weber, testifies in the US Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry Committee

FULL COMMITTEE HEARING Examining the Farm Economy: Perspectives on Rural America Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017 Click link below for testimony and video of hearing: https://www.agriculture.senate.gov/hearings/examining-the-farm-economy-perspectives-on-rural-america      

RUPRI Participates in first  convening of the White House Rural Council and the National Association of Counties –  Opportunity for All: Building a Brighter Future for Rural Families.  Today, the Administration announced new efforts to build on ongoing progress to combat rural child poverty. Working hand-in-hand with county leaders to build a brighter future for rural kids and families

RUPRI Participates in first convening of the White House Rural Council and the National Association of Counties – Opportunity for All: Building a Brighter Future for Rural Families. Today, the Administration announced new efforts to build on ongoing progress to combat rural child poverty. Working hand-in-hand with county leaders to build a brighter future for rural kids and families

    ANNOUNCEMENT: Between 2012 and 2014, child poverty fell further than it had since 2000, indicating that the economic recovery is starting to improve prospects for poor families. Still, in 2014, roughly 2.5 million children in rural areas were poor and approximately 1.2 million children lived in rural families…

Rural Assembly – Washington DC

Rural Assembly – Washington DC

Rural Assemby Information This year’s focus will be on how we create better outcomes for rural communities by specifically addressing barriers that disproportionately affect rural people and places, such as persistent poverty, disinvestment by public and private institutions, lack of access to quality healthcare, education, and technologies, and the depletion…