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Elder, Glen H., Jr. & Conger, Rand D. (2000). Children of the Land: Adversity and Success in Rural America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


A century ago, most Americans had ties to the land. Now only one in fifty is engaged in farming and little more than a fourth live in rural communities. Though not new, this exodus from the land represents one of the great social movements of our age and is also symptomatic of an unparalleled transformation of our society.

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Studies on Successful Adolescent Development. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Mental Health and Development


Elder, Glen H., Jr.
Conger, Rand D.