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Rural Youth Survey: Trends and Developments in the Attitudes and Aspirations of Rural Pennsylvania Youth

May 18, 2022  | Rural People and Communities

The goals of this project were to document the educational, career, and residential aspirations of rural youth today, to examine the community, family, and peer factors that might shape these aspirations, and to detail the opportunities and barriers that youth experience.

Executive Summary

Tags:  career aspirations , education , residential aspirations , youth


Comparing Rural and Urban Drug Use and Violence in the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (2018)

July 16, 2018  | Health Care and Human Services

Understanding youth drug use and violent behavior is an important step in reducing drug use and violence in Pennsylvania. Rural and urban areas may have different rates of drug use and violence and thus require different types of interventions. In terms of alcohol and illicit drug use, the results indicated little overall differences between urban and rural students. However, the analysis only examined the number of prevention programs in a school district and the data did not include details about individual programs operating in schools. Further research could attempt to get more school-specific details about the programs that operated in those schools.

Executive Summary

Tags:  violence , youth , addiction


Measuring United Way Campaign Success (2015)

July 10, 2015  | Rural People and Communities
Tags:  elderly , economic , youth

Introducing the Center's new journal, Rural Policy: The Research Bulletin of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania.