Youth, Education, & Rural Vitality

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The Youth, Education and Rural Vitality Research Interest Group consists of scholars interested in examining the interrelationships between the education and well-being of youth, communities, and rural vitality. Important sociological questions at the community and societal levels are central, but the group also examines the impact of policy (local and non-local) on youth opportunity and outcomes, community vitality, and school organization and impact. We also welcome demographic analysis and change and examination of economic and community development.

We welcome new members to the RIG and cross-RIG partnerships. The intellectual project of this RIG is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-method.


Chair:  John Sipple

Co-Chair: Kai Schafft