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Standards of Living in Appalachia: 1960 to 2000

Product: Report

Authors: Mark Mather Dan A. Black Seth G. Sanders

Date: September 28, 2007

This report addresses improvements in living standards in Appalachia, whether these living standards are approaching the typical standards for families in the rest of the United States. Poverty rates in Appalachia are still high, particularly in more isolated rural areas, but conditions have improved dramatically relative to national averages. This report was published by the Population Reference Bureau and the Appalachian Regional Commission.