For years, rural areas and small towns consistently lost some of their most talented young people, who moved to urban centers. But recent census data indicates that this “brain drain” phenomenon is subsiding as both millennials and more Americans of…
By Jeffrey Brown, Mike Fritz
The data paint a rich and sometimes surprising picture of the U.S. today.
By Brian Thiede, Lillie Greiman, Stephan Weiler, Steven Beda, Tessa Conroy, The Conversation
Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack has for years told anyone who will pay attention that Democrats need a better message for rural America.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
The image of the families like the Joads from The Grapes of Wrath loading up their meager possessions and leaving the farm for the city is a powerful one in the American psyche. It’s almost as powerful as the image…
By Kristin Miller
By PBS NewsHour
The Great Plains have been losing population since the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. NewsHour travels to Kansas to find out about a state plan that offers incentives to attract new residents to Rural Opportunity Zones. Will deals on student…
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Tens of millions of Chinese villagers have moved to the cities in China, but they find living conditions harsh and establishing meaningful relations difficult. Because of the Household Registration System, they have fewer rights than those born in the cities.
From Thailand, special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on one social entrepreneur's efforts to combat hardships and instill a new way of thinking in the rural regions of the relatively prosperous country.
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