The Upskilling of Appalachia: Earnings and the Improvement of Skill Levels, 1960 to 2000

This report examines the convergence between Appalachia’s economic fortunes and those in the rest of the United States since 1960, particularly among men and women of prime working age. It also examines the effect of social and demographic factors have had on this convergence. This report was published by the Population Reference Bureau and the Appalachian Regional Commission.