Legatum Institute Releases State by State Prosperity Index at American Enterprise Institute

July 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Prosperity entails much more than wealth; it reaches way beyond the financial and into the well-being and character of a nation and its institutions. It is about creating an environment where citizens can reach their full potential. A nation is prosperous when it has an open economy, an […]

Latest Issue of Focus from Institute for Research on Poverty highlights Papers from RUPRI Rural Poverty Conference

The October 2018 issue of Focus from the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin highlights papers from the RUPRI “RuralPoverty: Fifty Years After The People Left Behind” Conference presented in Washington, DC in March. View Focus 2018 issue This issue includes two articles that draw from the conference. The first, by Bruce Weber, summarizes papers […]

Dr. Bruce Weber featured on ERS for Research on SNAP Participation in Oregon

ERS explores the relationship between local economic conditions and the duration of able-bodied adults’ enrollment in SNAP. Researchers, including Dr. Bruce Weber, examine whether improvements in local labor market conditions in Oregon shorten enrollment times for these SNAP recipients.  View Report

Rural Poverty: Fifty Years After The People Left Behind Webinar

September 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Please join The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty for a webinar, a follow-up to RUPRI’s Rural Poverty Research Conference – Rural Poverty: Fifty Years After the People Left Behind, on September 12, 2018 at 2:00pm EST/1:00pm CST. The webinar will feature Ann Tickamyer and RUPRI’s Bruce Weber. View PDF […]

LIVESTREAM National Conference: Multidisciplinary social science conference on rural poverty in the United States on the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 report of the President’s National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty entitled The People Left Behind.

March 21, 2018 – March 22, 2018 An Invited conference lifting up multidisciplinary social science research on rural poverty in the United States on the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 report of the President’s National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty entitled The People Left Behind. This report focused attention on the economic and social conditions of the 14 million […]

Rural Poverty, Fifty Years After The People Left Behind – A Research Conference. Looking Backward and Forward.

An Invited conference lifting up multidisciplinary social science research on rural poverty in the United States on the 50thAnniversary of the 1967 report of the President’s National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty entitled The People Left Behind. This report focused attention on the economic and social conditions of the 14 million rural people living in poverty, […]

Written Statement for the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

This statement discusses the structural challenges in the current agricultural economy and how farm programs address the challenges facing farms as well as the structural challenges facing the rural economy and how rural development programs address these inherent challenges. The takeaway is that place-based Federal rural investments stimulated income and job growth and reduced poverty […]

Oral Comments Accompanying Testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

This testimony discusses the structural challenges in the current agricultural economy and how farm programs address the challenges facing farms as well as the structural challenges facing the rural economy and how rural development programs address these inherent challenges. The takeaway is that place-based Federal rural investments stimulated income and job growth and reduced poverty […]

RUPRI Leader, Dr Bruce Weber to present at Agricultural and Applied Economics Association meetings – Boston

July 31, 2016 – August 2, 2016 The Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is a not-for-profit association serving the professional interests of members working in agricultural and broadly related fields of applied economics. Members of the AAEA are employed by academic or government institutions, as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a […]

RUPRI Participates in first convening of the White House Rural Council and the National Association of Counties – Opportunity for All: Building a Brighter Future for Rural Families

View Full Article Between 2012 and 2014, child poverty fell further than it had since 2000, indicating that the economic recovery is starting to improve prospects for poor families. Still, in 2014, roughly 2.5 million children in rural areas were poor and approximately 1.2 million children lived in rural families with cash incomes below half […]

The Applied Economics Department at Oregon State University recently honored Dr. Bruce Weber, Professor Emeritus and Director of the OSU Rural Studies Program

Bruce Weber, Professor Emeritus and Director of the OSU Rural Studies Program, on the occasion of his retirement. Bruce continues his leadership role on the RUPRI Analytic and Academic Programs team.  View Article

Featured RUPRI Leader: Dr. Bruce Weber

Bruce has been a professor of applied economics at Oregon State University since the 1970s, where he teaches courses on rural community economics and policy on rural poverty. He is also the director of the OSU Rural Studies Program and does applied research on rural poverty and the U.S. social safety net. He has been […]

Rural Assembly – Washington DC

This year’s focus will be on how we create better outcomes for rural communities by specifically addressing barriers that disproportionately affect rural people and places, such as persistent poverty, disinvestment by public and private institutions, lack of access to quality healthcare, education, and technologies, and the depletion of our natural resources. Convene conversations that focus […]

Recommitting to Rural America: The Expanding Crisis of Rural Poverty and its Effects

This presentation views rural poverty as well as rural economic and structural challenges. It also looks into reframing the rural/urban dialectic. Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) to the Council On Foundations 2014 Philanthropy Exchange on June 9, 2014 in Washington, D.C. View Presentation

A Community Based Framework for Understanding Problems and Exploring Alternatives: Connecting Underemployment, Poverty and Access to Health Care in the Mississippi Delta. Rural Poverty Research Center. February 2006.

This paper was authored by John J. Green and Albert B. Nylander as part of the Rural Poverty Research Center Working Paper Series. Working Paper No. 06-02. Click Here for Working Paper