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Mattingly, Marybeth J.; Schaefer, Andrew; Gagnon, Douglas J. – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2017
In this brief, authors Marybeth Mattingly, Andrew Schaefer, and Douglas Gagnon explore challenges and opportunities for youth in Southwestern (SW) Minnesota. They analyze data on various demographic, economic, educational, and social indicators to gain a better understanding of the circumstances youth face and the opportunity available in SW…
Descriptors: Poverty, Barriers, Opportunities, Youth
Schaefer, Andrew; Mattingly, Marybeth; Johnson, Kenneth M. – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2016
The negative consequences of growing up in a poor family are well known. Poor children are less likely to have timely immunizations, have lower academic achievement, are generally less engaged in school activities, and face higher delinquency rates in adolescent years. Each of these has adverse impacts on their health, earnings, and family status…
Descriptors: Poverty, Rural Areas, Children, Economically Disadvantaged