Rural Families and Work-Family Issues


  • Lisa R. Pruitt

Document type: Encyclopedia Entry

Appears in: Work and Family Encyclopedia

Year: 2008


  • Community
  • Family
  • Gender
  • Low Wage Workers
  • Work and Family


  • Law


Rural families experience considerable and distinct challenges in relationship to work-family issues. Human capital deficits, substandard childcare and transportation infrastructure, and limited economic diversity result in rural work contexts that are quite different from those experienced by urban families. In recent decades, economic restructuring has had a significant impact on rural families.

Link: Rural_Families encyclopedia