Hollowing Out the Middle

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2010-07-27
  • Publisher: Beacon Press

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Startling research shows that small towns-from Maine to Missouri-are in jeopardy from exporting their most precious resource: young people A Midwest Connections Pick Already widely covered on NPR stations across the nation-and featured inNewsweek,theChronicle Review,andReaderrs"s Digest-Hollowing Out the Middleexplains why the rural brain drain is a nationwide concern we can no longer ignore.

Author Biography

Patrick J. Carr is associate professor of sociology at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and Maria J. Kefalas is associate professor of sociology at Saint Joseph’s University. The authors live outside Philadelphia.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introduction: The Heartland and the Rural Youth Exodusp. 1
The Achieversp. 27
The Stayersp. 53
The Seekersp. 85
The Returnersp. 107
Conclusion: What Can Be Done to Save Small Towns?p. 137
Acknowledgmentsp. 173
Notesp. 177
Referencesp. 209
Indexp. 223
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