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ERIC Number: ED573104
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb-14
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
A Profile of Youth Poverty and Opportunity in Southwestern Minnesota. National Issue Brief Number 114
Mattingly, Marybeth J.; Schaefer, Andrew; Gagnon, Douglas J.
Carsey School of Public Policy
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 Minnesota. They report that more than 1 in 6, or roughly 11,000 children in SW Minnesota are poor and that, as in the United States as a whole, the income gap between high- and low-income families has grown in SW Minnesota over the past 15 years. The authors compare important indicators of educational opportunity and risk in SW Minnesota to state, regional, and national trends, offering suggestions as to the particular challenges and strengths of the area. [This work was supported by the Southwest Initiative Foundation.]
Carsey School of Public Policy. Huddleston Hall, 73 Main Street, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824. Tel: 603-862-2821; Fax: 603-862-3878. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of New Hampshire, Carsey School of Public Policy
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A