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Resources by Topic: Educational attainment

Rural Studies Program Food Insecurity in Oregon and the U.S.: Uneven Recovery in the Midst of Overall Improvement (2014-2016)
Describes the food insecurity rate in Oregon that is statistically higher than the rate for the U.S. Highlights the characteristics of the population affected by food insecurity including renters, single mothers, limited education, and rural versus urban.
Author(s): Mark Edwards
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Oregon State University Rural Studies Program, School of Public Policy and the Rural Studies Program
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Social Determinants of Health: A Quick Reference Guide for State Offices of Rural Health and State and Territorial Health Officials
Provides an overview of social determinants of health (SDOH) in rural communities, and lists partners, resources, and national level initiatives related to four significant SDOH in rural areas: housing, transportation, education, and food insecurity. Intended to serve as a starting point and guide for rural organizations that wish to address SDOH through multi-sector collaboration.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Urban Areas Offer Higher Earnings for Workers With More Education
Bar chart comparing median annual earnings for urban and rural workers by educational attainment, based on 2015 data.
Date: 07/2017
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Rural Education At A Glance, 2017 Edition
Provides an overview of rural educational attainment. Compares education levels in rural and urban areas in 2000 and 2015. Also provides rural-urban data by gender, age, and race/ethnicity. Examines rural educational attainment in relation to employment, income, and poverty.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Educational Attainment Rates Remain Lower for Rural Minorities
Chart showing educational attainment by race/ethnicity for rural adults 25 years of age and older, using 2015 American Community Survey data.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Rural Unemployment Rates Declined for All Education Levels from 2010 to 2015
Line chart showing unemployment rates from 2010 through 2015 for rural residents with the following levels of educational attainment: less than high school, high school, some college, associate's degree, bachelor's degree or higher.
Date: 2017
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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A Glance at the Age Structure and Labor Force Participation of Rural America
Provides data and charts comparing the the age distribution for rural and urban areas. Also includes rural-urban comparison of labor force participation, earnings, and educational attainment, with information by age and sex.
Author(s): Jennifer Cheeseman Day, Donald Hays, Adam Smith
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Poverty and Employment Indicators for Nonmetro Counties by Educational Attainment, 2009-14
Bar chart comparing rural counties where 20% or more of the adult population lack a high school diploma to other rural counties, for poverty, child poverty, and unemployment.
Date: 01/2016
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Demographic and Economic Characteristics of Immigrant and Native-Born Populations in Rural and Urban Places
Describes demographic and economic characteristics of immigrant and native-born people by metropolitan status. Includes data on education level, English language proficiency, poverty level, and other topics. Also provides selected data by citizenship status for rural and urban immigrants.
Author(s): Andrew Schaefer, Marybeth J. Mattingly
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Nonmetro Unemployment Rates Have Declined, but Remain Highest for Adults with the Lowest Levels of Education
Line chart showing unemployment rates for rural adults year-by-year for 2007-2014, for those with less than a high school diploma, a high school diploma, some college, an associate's degree, a bachelor's degree, or graduate/professional degree.
Date: 10/2015
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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