Poverty Moves to Suburbs, but Services Lag

5.28.13 Suburban Poverty


The past three decades have changed the face of the American economy – and now they’re changing the face of American poverty. New research from the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit think tank, documents a startling reality: More poor people live in suburbs than in cities for the first time. Suburban poverty is different from urban poverty. It’s less visible, thanks to the prevalence of car-centered transportation and single-family housing stock. To read more, click here.

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