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Center for Rural Pa. Offers Profile of Rural Women

Dr. Diane S. Shinberg of Indiana University of Pennsylvania used data from the 2005-09 and 2014-18 American Community Survey (ACS) to create a profile of rural Pennsylvania women.

Here are some key findings:

• Older rural women tended to live alone more so than their younger rural peers. However, from 2005-09 to 2014-18, fewer older rural women lived alone. Rates of living alone were lower in rural versus urban locations.

• Overall, rural women were more likely to be married than urban women and rural and urban men. However, from 2005-09 to 2014-18, young and middle-aged rural women were less...


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