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.
November 3, 2011, Elizabeth Kneebone, Carey Nadeau and Alan Berube
October 19, 2010, Alan Berube
U.S. Metro Areas
December 8, 2010, Martha Ross
March 30, 2010, Emily Garr and Elizabeth Kneebone
December 1, 2009, Alan Berube
Opinion | Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity
October 19, 2009, Elizabeth Kneebone
Expert Q & A
July 9, 2009, Bruce Katz
Paper | The Future of Children
Spring 2009, Ron Haskins and James Kemple
Opinion | Cleveland Plain Dealer
December 28, 2008, Alan Berube
Speech | Federal Reserve Board of Governors
December 3, 2008, Alan Berube
November 26, 2008
October 24, 2008, Alan Berube and Elizabeth Kneebone
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