Publication Date

7-1-2005

Summary

This paper provides a historical overview of rural America. To understand the dynamics of rural areas today, we have to understand how they evolved. Demographic trends, economic factors, and government policies have all contributed to the current state of development in rural areas. The impact of each of these aspects has shaped and influenced rural areas in their own unique way. This paper examines the role of all three aspects. a definition of rural is also included.

Document Type

Working Paper

Category

Financial Inclusion

Subarea

Asset Building

Original Citation

Curley, J. (2005). Rural America: Historical overview (CSD Working Paper No. 05-53). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7936/K78G8K5V

Project

Wealth Building in Rural America Project

Keywords

IDA, individual development account, Rural, SAPP, state policy

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