“How Can You Retire When You Still Got a Kid in School?”: Economics of Raising Grandchildren in Rural Areas

Sandra J. Bailey, Deborah C. Haynes & Bethany L. Letiecq, 2013. Increasingly, grandparents are being called on to rear their grandchildren when parents are unable or unwilling to fulfill their parenting role. These grandparent caregivers often find themselves in an … Continue reading

NCFC Board members argue for “A fair deal for the frontier”

In this article, NCFC Board members Deborah and Frank Popper argue that while “all of us depend on its agriculture, energy, mining and timber,” the needs of the frontier are often overlooked. “The American frontier persists, its needs largely invisible. … Continue reading

The Care Coordination Home Telehealth (CCHT) rural demonstration project: a symptom-based approach for serving older veterans in remote geographical settings

Luptak et. al, 2010. Innovative healthcare delivery strategies are needed to address the healthcare needs of the 3.5 million older veterans living in US rural areas who face unique healthcare delivery challenges, including transportation barriers, poverty, and limited access to health … Continue reading

Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Health Care for American Indian and Alaska Native Elders

Ira Moscovice and Mary Wakefield, Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center, 2007. Policy brief reporting findings from a study assessing health insurance coverage and access to health care among American Indian and Alaska Native elders, using data from a national … Continue reading