ERIC Number: EJ659850
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
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Poor People in Poor Places: Local Opportunity Structures and Household Poverty.
Cotter, David A.
Rural Sociology, v67 n4 p534-55 Dec 2002
Individualist and structuralist perspectives on poverty were integrated by examining the relationship between "people poverty" and "place poverty" in nonmetropolitan and metropolitan areas, using a multilevel framework. Both household compositional factors (including education) and contextual factors contributed to the nonmetro-metro difference in poverty rates, and the effects of employment on poverty varied with labor market characteristics. (Contains 78 references.) (Author/SV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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