Small Towns, Fresh Air And Lots Of Poor PeopleGene Koretz
To many Americans, poverty is mainly a big-city problem associated with the welfare dependency, family breakdown, street violence, and drug use that plague the nation's inner cities. Yet as a recent report by a task force of the Rural Sociological Society observes, persistent poverty is as great a problem in nonurban areas as in cities--and by some measures, it is even more severe.
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