Bludgeoned by the crash of 2008, Cleveland, Ohio continues to demonstrate growth in suburban poverty. This, even as statistical data indicates some decline in overall poverty (2015 census data).
Cleveland poverty numbers drop sharply
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We’ve had a while now to digest US 2010 census data. The results have not been pretty and have been finding their way into local and regional media steadily. Here we find greater Cleveland, Ohio’s numbers.
Census report shows Greater Cleveland families are feeling the sting of a lost decade
America has think tanks. It would be tough to count just how many there are. Luckily, at least one or two are getting their collective brain power around suburban poverty. This posting links to a research brief from the Center for Studying Health Care Change. The brief looks at health care data for poorer suburban populations in Boston, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Miami, and Seattle. It seems these populations rely on visits to hospital emergency departments and face barriers to service including transportation. Many suburban poor it seems also travel to hospitals in older core areas that face this demand for service on top of local, urban demands. This document adds thoughtful detail to what suburban poverty means in the United States.
Suburban poverty and the health care safety net