Differences Between Rural and Urban Poverty

by Linda Leigh
Categories: Blog
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Although rural poverty is no better or worse than urban poverty, there are unique challenges. Rural residents face social isolation and higher transportation costs, which create burdens related to obtaining food. Not surprisingly more rural households access food banks when compared to urban households.

Other difficulties include limited access to employment opportunities, income, and adequate health and education opportunities.

Have rural Canadians been dangerously neglected?