"This is a fascinating study that brilliantly describes and analyzes the problems of rural towns in America that are emptying out. It will raise national awareness of a serious domestic problem that has largely escaped media, political, and scholarly attention."--William Julius Wilson.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-221) and index.
Introduction : the heartland and the rural youth exodus -- The achievers -- The stayers -- The seekers -- The returners -- Conclusion : what can be done to save small towns?