Family and Household Structure and Change in Rural America

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Paper explores changing family structures in Rural America.

Main argument is that Family policies designed to deal with issues such as poverty, the elderly and child care must be sensitive to conditions in rural areas where poverty rates are higher but where some policies designed for urban centers may be ineffective. Paper explores changing family conditions such as: feminization of poverty, the wellbeing of children, teenage pregnancy, dual earner couples, and growth of nontraditional families and households.

Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group