Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Confronting Suburban Poverty in America

Suburban poverty traverses the red/blue divide
Our recent book, Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, revealed that during the 2000s, major metropolitan suburbs became home to the largest and fastest-growing poor population in America. We argue that federal policies that were created to help people in low-income communities are not well matched to this new suburban geography of poverty.

This caused us to ask, which congressional districts are most affected by suburbanizing poverty, creating a stake in a broader agenda to reinvent place-based anti-poverty policy? Using data from Census 2000 and the American Community Survey fiveyear estimates from 2007 to 2011, we find that: read more>>>

Report Finds Republican Congressional Districts Saw Bigger Increase In Suburban Poverty

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