Labor & Economic News Blog
Friday, August 08, 2008
Reversal of Fortune: A New Look at Concentrated Poverty in the 2000sReversal of Fortune: A New Look at Concentrated Poverty in the 2000s
After dramatic declines in concentrated poverty in the 1990s, the number of low-income workers and families living in high-working-poverty neighborhoods rose by a striking 41% in the first half of this decade, according to a new report from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. The report's authors draw on data from the IRS to measure the change in rates of “concentrated working poverty” nationally and in many of the largest metropolitan areas across the country.
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