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Survey Details Educational, Career, Residential Aspirations of Rural Pennsylvania Youth

The educational aspirations of today’s rural Pennsylvania youth have decreased over the past decade, according to the research, Rural Youth Survey: Trends and Developments in the Attitudes and Aspirations of Rural Pennsylvania Youth. The research, conducted in spring 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic, found that more youth today plan to earn a high school diploma or less, and fewer plan to complete a four-year college degree than rural youth surveyed in 2010.

Researchers Dr. Lacey Wallace, Dr. Sam Tanner, Dr. Freyca Calderon-Berumen, and Dr. Lauren Jacobson of Penn State Altoona, documented th...


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