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Hollowing out the middle : the rural brain drain and what it means for America

Author: Patrick J Carr; Maria Kefalas
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the hollowing out of small-town America, a phenomenon in which young people graduate from high school and leave their small hometowns, many never to return, and discusses why it is important to the country to keep rural heartland towns growing and thriving.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick J Carr; Maria Kefalas
ISBN: 9780807006146 0807006149 9780807041710 0807041718
OCLC Number: 313658052
Description: xiv, 239 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : the heartland and the rural youth exodus --
The achievers --
The stayers --
The seekers --
The returners --
Conclusion : what can be done to save small towns?
Responsibility: Patrick J. Carr, Maria J. Kefalas.

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Discusses the hollowing out of small-town America, a phenomenon in which young people graduate from high school and leave their small hometowns, many never to return, and discusses why it is important to the country to keep rural heartland towns growing and thriving.

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