Racial/Ethnic Minorities in Rural Areas: Progress and Stagnation
by Linda L. Swanson
Agricultural Economic Report No. (AER-731) 153 pp, August 1996
Rural minorities lag behind rural Whites and urban minorities on many crucial economic and social measures. This report examines rural Black, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian and Pacific Islander populations and their economic well-being in the 1980's, an economically difficult decade for rural areas. Results show minimal minority progress as measured by changes in occupation, income, and poverty rates. However, the type and speed of progress was quite different among minority groups and between men and women of the same minority group. Results showed considerable diversity among groups in the characteristics that were associated with poor economic outcomes.
Keywords: rural minorirties, urban minorities, socio-economic progress, poverty, unemployment
In this publication...
- Abstract, Acknowledgments, Contents, and Summary, 18 kb
- Introduction, 32 kb
- Education and Rural Minority Job Opportunities, 135 kb
- The Ethnic Dimension of Persistent Poverty in Rural and Small-Town Areas, 107 kb
- Rural Child Poverty and the Role of Family Structure, 65 kb
- Age and Family Structure, by Race/Ethnicity and Place of Residence, 85 kb
- Increasing Black-White Separation in the Plantation South, 1970-90, 106 kb
- Trends in Occupational Status Among Rural Southern Blacks, 89 kb
- Education and the Economic Status of Blacks, 54 kb
- Hispanics in Rural America, 161 kb
- American Indians, 106 kb
- Appendices, 252 kb
- Entire Report, 1,516 kb
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