Lerner Center’s Yue Sun, Kent Jason G. Cheng, and Shannon Monnat Publish New Study in Journal of Rural Social Sciences.

Since late 2020, COVID-19 mortality rates have been higher in rural than urban America, but there has also been substantial within-rural heterogeneity. Using CDC data, Sun, Cheng, and Monnat compare COVID-19 mortality rates across the rural-urban continuum and within rural counties across different types of labor markets and by metropolitan adjacency.

Read the full article by Yue Sun, Kent Jason Cheng, and Shannon Monnat here.