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Editor: Stephen Clowney
Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Poverty Moves to the Suburbs

Emily Badger reports:

[O]ver the last decade, suburbs have increasingly become home to America's poor. Between 2000 and 2011, the population living in American cities below the poverty line increased by 29 percent. During that same time, across the country in the suburbs of metropolitan areas as diverse as Atlanta and Detroit and Salt Lake City, the ranks of the poor grew by 64 percent. Today, more poor people live in the suburbs (16.4 million of them) than in U.S. cities (13.4 million), despite the perception that poverty remains a uniquely urban problem.

Steve Clowney

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