Rural Education at a Glance, 2017 Edition

Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-171) 6 pp, April 2017

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by Alexander Marré

This report highlights trends in educational attainment among rural Americans and the relationship between educational attainment and economic prosperity for rural people and places. Educational attainment is growing in rural America. However, gains in educational attainment vary across demographic groups. Low education in rural areas is closely related to high poverty and unemployment rates.

Keywords: Education, Rural America, poverty, rural indicators, rural development, employment trends

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