Strengthening Rural Families: The High Cost of Being Poor

What it takes for low-income families to get by and get ahead in rural America

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

January 1, 2004


Most jobs in rural America span the low-wage category. While many think that poverty afflicts the urban setting, this report explains how rural America is affected. The report details issues with wages, public transportation, childcare, consumable goods, housing, healthcare. The report includes a four-part platform of recommendations outlining a way to stimulate new thinking and action. 

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