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"Education in Chronically Poor Rural Areas Lags Across Generations"

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Although people from all types of rural communities generally have more education than their parents, those in chronically poor rural areas have lower education levels—and that disadvantage lasts for generations, a research brief says.

Researchers from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire found that 45 percent of adults in chronically poor rural areas have a high school education or less, compared with 22 percent to 33 percent of adults in better-off, amenity-rich rural areas. The findings come from a survey of 17,000 adults in 12 rural communities around the country.

Vol. 30, Issue 27, Page 5

Published in Print: April 6, 2011, as Rural Poverty
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