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You are in the Rural Families section of the Casey Foundation Knowledge Center, which offers resources that are either published or funded by the Casey Foundation. Resources include data on families living in rural areas and strategies to promote their economic success.

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Rural Children Are More Likely to Live in Cohabitating Couple Households

2009

This brief, from the Carsey Institute, indicates that the number of children living in cohabiting couple households has increased in rural areas from nearly four to seven percent, while in urban areas the percentage rose from three to four percent.

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Rural Family Economic Success Overview

2006

This brochure presents a framework for increasing the economic success of low-income parents in rural communities by helping them increase income, stabilize financial lives, acquire assets and build wealth.

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Learning From Successes in the Mississippi Delta

2006

This feature story describes a valuable peer-to-peer learning opportunity when rural practitioners from across the country traveled to Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, to see innovative efforts to build family economic success in the Mississippi Delta.

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Carsey Institute: Challenges in Serving Rural American Children through the Summer Food Service Program

2010

As the summer approaches and the school year ends, many low-income children will rely on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to supplement their diet. This paper details the potential obstacles to creating more SFSP programs and increasing enrollment rates in rural areas.

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Young Child Poverty in 2009: Rural Poverty Rate Jumps to Nearly 29 Percent in Second Year of Recession

2010

Recent Census data indicates that more young children, in particular children under 6, are living in poverty. Every region of the country except the West saw increases in rural young child poverty last year. This brief, from the Carsey Institute, presents key findings and analysis of this data.

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Rural Areas Risk Being Overlooked in 2010 Census

2010

This report draws attention to U.S. Census’s historic undercount of rural areas, particularly among minority populations with high poverty rates and disproportionately low levels of education. It highlights seasonal employment and other reasons for the undercount, which keeps these communities from receiving their due in public funds.

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The Unequal Distribution of Child Poverty: Highest Rates among Young Blacks and Children of Single Mothers in Rural America

2010

A new Working Poor Families Project policy brief summarizes seven national reform initiatives supported by foundations and geared toward improving postsecondary education programs. The brief also gives recommendations for state organizations to support these reform efforts. The Working Poor Families Project is supported by Casey and other foundations.

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Understanding Very High Rates of Young Child Poverty in the South

2010

This brief presents an analysis of national and state-by-state data to help readers understand high child poverty in the Southern United States.

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