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Urban vs. Rural Poverty: The Effects of Generational Poverty on Children and Communities

With over 15 million children in the United States living below the poverty line, counties across the country are facing similar challenges in providing services to families in both urban and rural communities. Research shows that successful programs must focus on “two-generation” approaches, which address the cycle of poverty caused by disparities in access to employment, healthcare, education and housing.

With over 15 million children in the United States living below the poverty line, counties across the country are facing similar challenges in providing services to families in both urban and rural communities. Research shows that successful programs must focus on “two-generation” approaches, which address the cycle of poverty caused by disparities in access to employment, healthcare, education and housing.

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