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Fifty years after The People Left Behind: The unfinished challenge of reducing rural poverty

The “Rural Poverty: Fifty Years After The People Left Behind” conference brought over 100 researchers and policymakers together for two days to review lessons learned about the causes and consequences of rural poverty and to provide a baseline for developing a research agenda aimed at improving economic opportunity and the well-being of low-income people in rural communities. Conference participants included established and emerging scholars from universities, government agencies, and nonprofits as well as leaders in government, advocacy organizations, and foundations.


Economic Support, Financial Security, Means-Tested Programs, Place, Place General, Poverty Measurement, Social Insurance Programs, U.S. Poverty Measures


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