This data brief contains estimates of underemployment in Appalachia by state and by demographic group for each year from 1996 to 2004. These estimates are derived from the Current Population Survey (CPS).
Recent poverty trends for Appalachia are examined in this report, which looks at how the use of the Census Bureau's annual Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) would affect ARC's distressed county designations.
This study provides a framework for understanding the changes in the Region due to in- and out-migration from 1975 to 1990. The study includes changes by age, race, educational attainment, income, and subregions.
In 1964, a report by the the President's Appalachian Regional Commission Report stated that Appalachia could be characterized as ". . . a region apart—geographically and statistically." This report reassesses that finding.