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Tracey Farrigan



Tracey Farrigan is a Geographer with the Rural Economy Branch in the Resource and Rural Economics Division. In this position, she focuses on a variety of research topics related to rural household well-being. Tracey's principal areas of expertise are poverty and impact analysis.


Tracey has been with ERS since 2007.


Ph.D. Geography (Penn State University), M.S. Resource Economics (University of NH), B.A. Business Economics and Geography (SUNY), A.S. International Business

Selected Publications:

Farrigan, Tracey, "Children's Health Insurance and National Health Policy," Choices, 24(4), 4th Quarter 2009.

Ver Ploeg, Michele, Vince Breneman, Tracey Farrigan, Karen Hamrick, David Hopkins, Phil Kaufman, Biing-Hwan Lin, Mark Nord, Travis Smith, Ryan Williams, Kelly Kinnison, Carol Olander, Anita Singh, and Elizabeth Tuckermanty, Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food--Measuring and Understanding Food Deserts and Their Consequences: Report to Congress, Administrative Publication, No. AP-036, USDA, ERS, June 2009.

Farrigan, Tracey, "Child Health and Well-Being Differ for Metro and Nonmetro Low-Income Households," Amber Waves, 6(5): 9, November 2008.

Cosby, Arthur, Tonya Neaves, Ronald Cossman, Jeralynn Cossman, Wesley James, Neal Feierabend, David Mirvis, Carol Jones, and Tracey Farrigan, "Preliminary Evidence for an Emerging Nonmetropolitan Mortality Penalty in the United States," American Journal of Public Health, 98(8): 1470-1472, 2008.

Farrigan, Tracey, "Poverty Amidst Plenty; Some Recent Reflections," Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy, and Society, 1(1): 157-161, 2008.

Glasmeier, Amy and Tracey Farrigan, "Landscapes of Inequality: Spatial Segregation, Economic Isolation, and Contingent Residential Locations," Economic Geography, 83(3): 221-229, 2007.


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