Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What It Means for America

Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What It Means for America

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In 2001, with funding from the MacArthur Foundation, sociologists Patrick J. Carr and Maria J. Kefalas moved to Iowa to understand the rural brain drain and the exodus of young people from America’s countryside. They met and followed working-class “stayers”; ambitious and college-bound “achievers”; “seekers,” who head off to war to see what the world beyond offers; and “returners,” who eventually circle back to their hometowns. What surprised them… (more)

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Publisher: Beacon Press (October 01, 2009)

Format: EPUB

File size: 578 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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