Economic conditions, marked by recession, had highly uneven impacts across rural areas

Economic conditions, marked by recession, had highly uneven impacts across rural areas

Recession severity and high child poverty by county, 2009-13. Mapped variable is score on recession index (a combination of change in the number employed and their median earnings over 1999-2013); the scale was divided into 3 parts based on the county ranking, so that a quarter of the counties fell into the lowest category, followed by a middle half, and a top quarter.


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