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Study Aims To Enhance Quality Of Life For Rural Nebraska Minorities, Communities


January 23, 2019

LINCOLN – As populations in many rural Nebraska counties decline, those that are stable or growing share a common element: ethnic diversity.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln research recently explored how cultural and economic resources generated by diverse populations can help smaller communities not only survive, but thrive.

Investigators identified the most-relevant factors determining quality of life for rural ethnic minorities — generally, perceptions of and satisfaction with life, and the degree to which people believe their goals and standards are being met. Through focus groups,...

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