I have been reading about rural poverty in America recently, and came across a wonderful paper by William P. O'Hare, entitled "The Forgotten Fifth: Child Poverty in Rural America."
Here are a few facts that might interest you:
The rates of poverty in rural areas are highest in the most remote counties and lowest in counties in or adjacent to metropolitan areas.
"Rural children are not only more likely to be poor, they are more likely to be living in deep poverty..."
"...rural children are more likely than urban children to be living in deep poverty. Ten percent of rural children lives in deep poverty compared with 8 percent of urban children."
Those living in rural poverty "tend to be poor for longer spells than their urban counterparts."
So in sum that is...
- Higher Rates of Poverty
- Deeper Poverty
- Persistent Poverty