Rural America in the 1990s: Trends and Choices

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Paper aims to examine difficulties rural America experienced in the 1980s are in large measure the product of vast shifts in the national and international economy, to the impact of which rural communities are increasingly exposed.

In addition, federal policies contribute to the reemergence of rural disadvantage. Research points to a decline in size of agriculture/raw materials and manufacturing alongside a continued lack of investment in rural communities.

Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group