Poor individuals and families are not evenly distributed across communities or throughout the country. Instead, they tend to live near one another, clustering in certain neighborhoods and regions. This concentration of poverty results in higher crime rates, underperforming public schools, poor housing and health conditions, as well as limited access to private services and job opportunities.
U.S. concentrated poverty in the wake of the Great Recession
March 31, 2016, Elizabeth Kneebone and Natalie Holmes
The Great Recession may have ended in 2009, but despite the subsequent jobs rebound and declining unemployment rate, the number of people living below the federal poverty line in the United States remains stuck at recession-era record levels.
U.S. Metro Areas
Opinion | The National Interest
March 22, 2016, Michael E. O'Hanlon and Raymond Odierno
December 2015, Richard V. Reeves
Presentation | Brookings Mountain West Lecture Series, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
February 20, 2015, Vanda Felbab-Brown
February 11, 2015, Jonathan Grabinsky and Stuart M. Butler
February 10, 2015, Jonathan Grabinsky and Stuart M. Butler
July 31, 2014
May 12, 2014, Alan Berube
October 25, 2013, David Dollar
November 3, 2011, Elizabeth Kneebone, Carey Nadeau and Alan Berube
December 8, 2010, Martha Ross
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It’s the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, yet suburbia is home to the largest and fastest growing poor population in the country.
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