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The Suburbanization of Poverty: Trends in Metropolitan America, 2000 to 2008
From 2000 to 2008, there was a shift in the geography of poverty in the U.S. from urban areas to the suburbs surrounding major metro areas.
“By 2008 large suburbs were home to 1.5 million more poor than their primary cities and housed almost one-third of the nation’s poor overall.”
“Midwestern cities and suburbs experienced by far the largest poverty rate increases over the decade.”
“Western cities and Florida suburbs were among the first to see the effects of the “Great Recession” translate into significant increases in poverty between 2007 and 2008.”
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