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Resources by Topic: Income support and assistance

Employment Instability and Food Insecurity of Rural North Carolinians during the Recession
Explains results from a study based on information from the Family Life Project revealing resources that rural North Carolina residents used throughout the recession of 2007-2009.
Author(s): Allison De Marco, Lynne Vernon-Feagans, Martha Cox, et al.
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
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The Need to Integrate Work Programs for Low-Income Rural Residents
Examines issues and opportunities associated with integration of workforce programs in rural communities. Discusses opportunities for the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services to collaborate to serve low-income rural residents.
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Food Assistance Program Outreach During the Recession
Assesses the impact of four major food assistance programs during the recession of December 2007 to June 2009. Compares differences between rural and urban counties.
Author(s): Suzanne McDevitt
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Austin, TX, September 26-28, 2012
Minutes from the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services' (NACRHHS) 72nd meeting, which included discussions on the following topics: border health, rural workforce opportunities for low-income rural residents, and future models of rural healthcare infrastructure (FESC and FCHIP).
Date: 09/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Alleviating Poverty in the United States: The Critical Role of SNAP Benefits (Full Report)
Reports on a study that shows how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) improves the welfare of low-income households. Compares poverty data and SNAP benefits in metropolitan areas versus nonmetropolitan areas.
Additional links: Report Summary
Author(s): Laura Tiehen, Dean Jolliffe, Craig Gundersen
Date: 04/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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The Effects of State EITC Expansion on Children's Health
Examines the impact of state-level adoption of Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs) on a set of health-related outcomes for children, including health insurance coverage, the use of preventive medical and dental care, and health status measures. Includes data specific to non-metropolitan areas.
Author(s): Reagan A. Baughman
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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TANF in Rural America: Informing Re-authorization
Compares rural-urban differences in rates of poverty and welfare receipt. Suggests ways to improve TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) to reduce its limitations for rural families and help bring them out of poverty levels.
Author(s): Leif Jensen, Marybeth J. Mattingly, Jessica A. Bean
Date: 09/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Federal Tax Policies and Low-Income Rural Households
Examines how the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) effect low- and moderate-income households in rural American.
Additional links: Report Summary
Author(s): Ron Durst, Tracey Farrigan
Date: 05/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Deleterious Impact on Rural Multiracial and Multicultural Populations Related to the Devolution of Welfare Programs
Describes how the devolution of U.S. welfare programs has disproportionately effected rural communities due to unique economic and social conditions. Includes recommendations to address these issues rural communities.
Date: 04/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Getting Human Services to Rural Communities
Describes how rural children and families can receive the help they need in their own communities despite a tough economy. Partnerships and collaborations among human services entities, like Family Resource Centers in Humboldt County, California, help keep some services local.
Author(s): Kathleen Belanger
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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