Labor Market Performance, Poverty, and Income Inequality in Appalachia

Author(s): Dan A. Black and Seth G. Sanders
Author Organization(s): Syracuse University and University of Maryland

This study examines the performance of the Appalachian economy and how residents of Appalachia fared between 1990 and 2000. The report addresses two key questions: how distressed counties have fared since 1990 and how Appalachia has fared over the last 30 years relative to areas that historically faced similar conditions.