RTC:Rural Researchers Featured in The Conversation Article Highlighting Rural/Urban Divide (MT UCEDD/LEND)

April 24, 2017

The Conversation featured the work of RTC:Rural's geography project in the article "Six charts that illustrate the divide between rural and urban America." Lillie Greiman, M.A., and Andrew Myers, M.A., RTC:Rural Research Associates, with Christiane von Reichert, Ph.D., Professor of Geography at the University of Montana, contributed to an article about the rural/urban divide that was recently published on The Conversation. The article was a collaboration among the UM researchers and sociologists, economists, and historians at universities around the country.

The article explores factors that contribute to the differences between life in rural and urban areas. Greiman, Myers, and von Reichert contributed the section about disability rates across the country, based on their previous research and analysis of the most recent American Community Survey data. The Conversation is an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community. It is a foundation-supported news source with a mission to help professors get high-quality research into the public sphere.

### Here is a link to the article on The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/six-charts-that-illustrate-the-divide-between-rural-and-urban-america-72934?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton And here is a link to the above story on the RTC:Rural blog, which includes a number of links that may be useful: http://rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/conversation-article-ruralurban/