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Describing a town or vicinity outside a major, metropolitan area. Rural areas have low population density. Most people in rural areas work in urban or suburban areas, but some still work in agricultural or energy producing industries. In the United States, living in a rural area can qualify one for some forms of government assistance, such as a USDA mortgage.


Concerning the country. Contrast with urban or suburban.

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There remains an unanswered question as to the role of rurality in depression in the pregnant smoker.
The tracks, factory buildings, and the truck used for onsite field recording are thereby drawn into a relationship emphasizing the different sounds and mobilities of modern rurality.
All other heat wave by rurality interaction terms in NAD models had p-values > 0.
Second, we improve on the methodological limitations of previous studies because we control for program availability with our student-level analysis and we control for a number of student, family, school, and schooling experience factors to more precisely assess the degree of influence of rurality.
In chapter 9, Annie Hughes examines the notion of class, rurality and lone parents and their connection with wage labour by using lived experiences of lone parents in Britain.
It was this reader who had been waiting for writers and publishers to comprehend the delicate blend of rurality, chaste romance, and Christian devotion that she was seeking.
Part of the challenge is the deep-seated association between rurality and agriculture.
No variations in the mortality rates were found for different occupational classes, rural occupations, and rurality of address.
Putting Rurality on the Educational Agenda: Work Towards A Theoretical Framework.
In addition to rurality, being female impacts one's experience with stroke.
It is argued that the analysis of its trajectory cannot be satisfactorily made with recourse solely to the usual interpretive categories from the conceptual and theoretical debates on creative cities and social innovation in urban settings: while essential to understanding the dynamics that have been taking place in Montemor-o-Novo, those categories need to be complemented with an understanding of the specific ways in which rurality and post-rurality have been mobilised in this particular context.
The rurality of a state has strong positive influence on both teen and child death rates, indicating that the more rural the state, the larger the portion of teens and children who die as a result of motor vehicle accidents.