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Jensen co-edits special issue on rural and small-town America

Nov 2, 2020

SSRI Associate Director Leif Jensen, distinguished professor of rural sociology and demography, and Tim Slack, professor of sociology at LSU, have co-edited a new special issue of Population Research and Policy Review on “The Changing Demography of Rural and Small-Town America.”
News Topics: Rural Communities

SSRI associate director and cofunded faculty on team that wins national excellence award for research

Nov 2, 2020

Faculty in SSRI are part of a multidisciplinary, multi-institution research team that was recently awarded the National Excellence in Multistate Research Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the United States Department of Agriculture. This prestigious and highly…

Family Symposium book series releases latest edition

Mar 17, 2020

The most recent volume in the National Symposium on Family Issues book series, “Rural Families and Communities in the United States” is now available from Springer Publishing. This volume specifically focuses on the implications of rural residency for American families, especially minority families…

Rural American families focus of 26th annual family symposium

Nov 21, 2018

The strategies needed to maintain family economic stability, health and general well-being of rural families was the focus of the 26th Annual National Symposium on Family Issues, held recently at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s University Park campus. “The symposium brought together discussion…

Challenges Facing Rural America Deeply Rooted In Economic And Social Distress, Researchers Say

Oct 26, 2018

By Min Xian, WPSU Nearly three and a half million Pennsylvanians live in rural parts of the state. In many ways, rural areas face challenges different than those in urban areas. Researchers gathered on Monday for the 26th National Symposium on Family Issues at Penn State’s Nittany Lion Inn, with a…

26th Annual National Symposium on Family Issues will take place Oct. 22-23

Oct 2, 2018

The 2018 National Symposium on Family Issues will focus on the challenges that families in rural areas face and the strategies they take to maintain financial stability, health and well-being. The symposium, “Rural Families and Communities,” will be held Oct. 22-23 at the Nittany Lion Inn. Sessions…