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Economic Research Service Report Takes a Close Look at the Well-Being of Rural Children

8/31/2005:   The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (ERS) has released its most current indicators of the demographic, social, and economic well-being of rural children for use in developing rural policies and programs to help children and their families in rural areas.

Click here to learn more about how race, ethnicity, family structure, and region affect child poverty in communities with fewer than 50,000 residents. ERS has also analyzed the decline of child poverty in rural and nonrural areas between 1990 and 2000 and examined the numbers of rural versus nonrural children who receive health insurance and government food assistance.

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