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The Family Life Project: An epidemiological and developmental study of young children living in poor rural communities: VI. Discussion and implications for children living in rural poverty.

Vernon-Feagans, Lynne
Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 78(5): pp.92-108 (2013)

DOI: 10.1111/mono.12052Information about DOI

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In this monograph, we have reported the initial findings from the Family Life Project, a study of children and their families residing in low-wealth rural communities in the United States. Although most studies of child poverty have focused on urban children, many of our nation's poor children grow up outside of urban areas. O'Hare (2009) called these rural children the “Forgotten Fifth” because their challenges have largely been ignored by both researchers and policy makers. The FLP thus filled an important gap in the research literature by describing the early development of children growing up in these poor rural communities.

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