5 edition of Rural poverty in America found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-284) and index.
|Statement||edited by Cynthia M. Duncan ; foreword by Susan E. Sechler.|
|Contributions||Duncan, Cynthia M.|
|LC Classifications||HC110.P6 R89 1992|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxvii, 300 p. :|
|Number of Pages||300|
|ISBN 10||0865690146, 0865690138|
|LC Control Number||91018655|
This timely, needed volume focuses on poor, rural people in poor, rural settings. Rural poverty is not confined to one section of the country or to one ethnic group. It is a national problem and the resolution of hidden America's persistent economic plight will now depend on a better understanding of who is poor and why. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiii, pages: illustrations ; 23 cm: Contents: Fighting Rural Poverty in Latin America: New Evidence and Policy / Ramon Lopez, Alberto Valdes --Thematic Studies --A Rural Poverty Profile of the Region / Alberto Valdes --Rural Poverty, Women and Indigenous Groups in Latin America / .
A team of anthropologists, economists, geographers, political scientists, social workers, and sociologists examine the leading explanations for why poverty persists in rural America. Their findings discredit established theories such as the culture of poverty and suggest new explanations for rural poverty and new directions for antipoverty programsBook Edition: 1st Edition. Compellingly written, shot through with honesty and empathy, Those Who Work, Those Who Don’t is a rare firsthand account that studies the rural incomes erode and the American dream becomes more and more inaccessible, Sherman reveals that moral values and practices become a way for the poor to gain status and maintain a sense of dignity in the face of economic ruin.
The rural poverty rate is growing and has exceeded the urban rate every year since data collection began in the s. The difference between the two poverty rates has averaged about 5 percent for the last 30 years, with urban rates near 10–15 percent and rural rates near 15–20 percent (Jolliffe, ). This book provides fresh insight into rural poverty in Latin America. It draws on six case studies of recent rural household surveys - for Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Paraguay, and Peru - and several thematic studies examining land, labour, rural financial markets, the environments, and disadvantaged groups.
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Nine million people in the United States live in rural poverty. This large segment of the population has generally been overlooked even as considerable attention, and social conscience, is directed to the alleviation of urban : $ Nine million people in the United States live in rural poverty. This large segment of the population has generally been overlooked even as considerable attention, and social conscience, is directed to the alleviation of urban poverty.
This timely, needed volume focuses on poor, rural people in poor, rural : Worlds Apart: Poverty and Politics in Rural America, Second Edition by Cynthia M. Duncan and Angela Blackwell | out of 5 stars Rural Poverty in the United States provides the most comprehensive analysis in decades of living conditions among poor people in rural America.
It is a superb example of ‘actionable social science.’ Tom Rudel, Rutgers University This edited volume presents a comprehensive, multidisciplinary analysis of rural poverty in the US. Alone, none of these theories provides an adequate explanation for persistent rural poverty. The book reveals new directions in theory that should provide a firmer foundation for antipoverty programs and policies: Gender, race, and ethnicity must be explicitly integrated into explanations of poverty; local events and processes need to be linked Format: Paperback.
Poverty in Rural America book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This case study of poverty in the contemporary United States exam 4/5. Nine million people in the United States live in rural poverty.
This large segment of the population has generally been overlooked even as considerable attention, and social conscience, is directed to the alleviation of urban poverty. This timely, needed volume focuses on poor, rural people in poor, rural settings.
Worlds Apart: Why Poverty Persists in Rural America In the book Worlds Apart, the author, Cynthia M. Duncan, takes a look at three different areas of rural America to study rural poverty.
She studied the different aspects of the communities, including social, economic, educational and political by: This book provided deep thought and detail into the lives of poor, middle class and upper class in rural areas. It gave personal stories from real people who experience poverty or who are advantaged.
It shows how views about the poor are shaped through historical context that has persisted in rural Cited by: 6. Book Description: America's rural areas have always held a disproportionate share of the nation's poorest populations.
Rural Poverty in the United States examines why. What is it about the geography, demography, and history of rural communities that keeps them poor. Duncan spoke with America’s Tomorrow about what she learned in going back to these rural places 20 years later.
What does your book tell us about poverty in rural America. Like poor urban families, the rural poor are socially isolated, cut off from participating successfully in the mainstream — in school or the workplace, in civic life.
A compelling investigation into the persistent issue of poverty in rural America. This book was an easy read but, not light. Great eye opener for anyone who is interested in analyzing how structures, circles, and norms that are so prevalent in our society impact wealth and health of a community.
Poverty in rural America / Cynthia M. Duncan and Stephen Sweet --Overview of the rural poor in the s / Kenneth L. Deavers and Robert A. Hoppe --The growing problem of low earnings in rural areas / Lucy Gorham --The working poor in rural labor markets: the example of the southeastern United States / Ann R.
Tickamyer --Long-term poverty in. This timely, needed volume focuses on the over 9 million people in the U.S. living in poverty in rural settings. Rural poverty is not confined to one section of the country or to one ethnic group.
A summary of rural poverty and income topics (among other rural issues) is found in the Rural America at a Glance series, updated in the fall each year.
See the latest report in the series, Rural America at a Glance, Edition. This book takes us to three remote rural areas in the United States to hear the colorful stories of their residents - the poor and struggling, the rich and powerful, and those in between - as they talk about their families and work, the hard times they’ve known, and their hopes and dreams.
Cynthia M. Duncan examines the nature of poverty in Blackwell in Appalachia and in the Mississippi. Top 10 novels on rural America Top 10 books on s America.
Read more it is about siblings bonding together to survive their poverty and their pain, in a place that is about to turn. Introduction: Poverty in the Rural Midwest—If You Can Find It 11 Maps of Poverty Regions in Midwestern States 29 1.
We Ain’t Got Much, But We Got Plenty: Understanding Rural Poverty When the Usual Criteria Don’t Apply 43 2. Living off the Land: A Brief History of Rural Midwestern America 58 : The Incidence of poverty is greatest in America’s rural areas and central cities. A pproximately 10 million persons, or percent of the rural and small town population, live in poverty.
Nearly one-quarter of people in poverty live in rural areas. Poverty rates are generally lower in suburban and exurban communities,File Size: KB. Whereas some 15 percent of all Americans live in poverty, 20 percent of rural Americans are poor (ten million people).
Rural poverty rates as a percentage of rural population are higher than urban poverty rates as a percentage of urban population. And two-thirds of the rural poor are white and non-Hispanic. This book consists of 13 essays discussing rural poverty in the United States, including historical and current conditions of rural poverty, underlying the social, economic, and political factors, and policy implications.
The book is organized into three parts. Part 1 consists of four essays that provide a comprehensive description of the poverty conditions in rural America and an analysis of Cited by: A new publication, “Rural Poverty in the United States," co-edited by Ann Tickamyer, professor of rural sociology at Penn State, examines why the geography, demography and history of rural communities keeps them poor, in a comprehensive analysis that extends from the Civil War to.
Report: Rural Poverty In America Is 'An Emergency' A report by Save the Children finds the U.S. ranks 36 out of nations when it comes to child poverty. Within the U.S., nearly a .