Poverty and opportunity structure in rural America

A. R. Tickamyer, C. M. Duncan

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Rural areas have a disproportionate share of the US poverty population. Many rural communities lack stable employment, opportunities for mobility, investment in the community, and diversity in the economy and other social institutions. They are increasingly socially and spatially isolated and particularly vulnerable to adverse effects from structural economic change. This study reviews research on rural poverty and traces its relationship to its historical roots in social, political, and economic inequality and to current economic restructuring. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-86
Number of pages20
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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