This issue features three articles that draw from the March 2018 “Rural Poverty: Fifty Years After The People Left Behind” conference, all on the theme of the social safety net and poverty dynamics (poverty entries and exits). The articles explore what affects transitions into and out of poverty, and how the social safety net in the United States affects those experiencing such transitions in rural versus urban areas.
- Introduction to the issue
- Moving into and out of rural poverty, by José D. Pacas and Elizabeth E. Davis
- Rural-urban disparity in poverty persistence, by Iryna Kyzyma
- Child poverty in rural America, by David Rothwell and Brian C. Thiede
This issue features an electronic supplement, Focus+, which includes links to additional readings and videos related to the articles in the issue. This resource may be particularly useful in the classroom.