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September 12, 2007

Rural Poverty Scholarship

Though I have a personal interest in rural poverty (see my articles on rural building codes and Indian reservation economic development), another professor, Lisa R. Pruitt, is in the midst of a publishing spree of rural poverty articles.  As Pruitt notes, rural poverty is rarely considered when policies and programs focusing on poverty are designed.  In addition, relative to the attention given urban areas, there are few academics who have worked on rural poverty theory or have emphasized rural poverty. 

Lisa Pruitt's recent articles are:

Another person with a number of rural poverty related articles is Debra Lyn Bassett:

In addition, Thomas Mitchell (the Thomas Mitchell at Wisconsin) has written:

Finally, the following research centers and websites focus on rural poverty:

-E.R. [email protected]

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Alas, I think the case that "rural poverty is rarely considered when policies and programs focusing on poverty are designed," is a glaring instance of "out of sight, out of mind," and undue reliance on something like the availability heuristic. Anyway, thanks for all these wonderful links, again!

Posted by: Patrick S. O'Donnell | Sep 12, 2007 8:01:51 AM

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