Metropolitan Poverty in the United States

Alan Berube
Alan Berube Interim Vice President and Director - Brookings Metro

September 28, 2006

In this presentation to the Cambridge-MIT Institute’s workshop on poverty and place in the United States and United Kingdom, Alan Berube reviews recent trends in the spatial distribution of poor populations in the United States, discusses how place affects opportunity for low-income U.S. families, and assesses the state of current and future policy efforts to assist poor families in poor places.

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