Work and poverty in rural America

Ann R. Tickamyer, Cynthia M. Duncan

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Working poverty is a serious problem in rural areas. Jobs are scarce relative to the number of job seekers and steady, good-paying work is hard to obtain. Consequently, many rural workers and families are poor even though they work as much as they can. In 1987, 10 percent of the 11.3 million working householders in rural America were poor. Two-thirds of the working poor were unable to find full-time work, while one-third worked full time but for such low wages that they could not escape poverty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRural Policies for the 1990s
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781000238570
ISBN (Print)081337815X, 9780367286361
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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