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Schaefer, A., Mattingly, M. J., and Johnson, K.M., (Winter 2016). Child Poverty Higher and More Persistent in Rural America. Carsey Research, National Issue Brief #97. Winter 2016.

This brief looks at both the incidence of high child poverty (20 percent or greater) over the past three decades and at the places where such high child pov­erty has persisted for all of those decades.  Our analysis documents both that the incidence of high child poverty is growing nationwide and that rural America includes a disproportionate share of children living in counties characterized as having persistent high child poverty.

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