A discernible wave of interest in suburban poverty in the United States moved across the interwebs this week. The reason? A new and much awaited book on the topic from Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube at the Brookings Institution. Major and minor outlets in many jurisdictions picked up the release of Confronting Suburban Poverty in America and matched the distressing confirmation that nationally poverty is growing faster in suburb than city to local data and reactions as well as personal profiles from their own surroundings. It will be almost impossible to deny suburban poverty in the United States now that this book is on the table. Below are links to items mentioning the book.
Suburban Utah sees huge spike in poverty Salt Lake Tribune
In Metro Boston, A Spike In Suburban Poverty Boston NPR 99.9WBUR
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