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The Rural Brain Drain

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The Rural Brain Drain
5605 rural brain drain

Steve Schapiro
A road in rural Iowa

By Patrick J. Carr and Maria J. Kefalas

What is going on in small-town America? The nation’s mythology of small towns comes to us straight from the The Music Man’s set designers. Many Americans think about flyover country or Red America only during the culture war’s skirmishes or campaign season. Most of the time, the rural crisis takes a back seat to more visible big-city troubles. So while there is a veritable academic industry devoted to chronicling urban decline, small towns’ struggles are off the grid.

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  1. Fiona Regan
    09/30/2009 at 2:47 pm

    I’ve lived in both city and countryside and believe that there are more opportunities in the city.

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