Tuesday, May 21, 2013

More Poor People Are Now Living in Suburbs Than Cities

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More Poor People Are Now Living in Suburbs Than Cities
May 21, 2013 | Cryptogon

If you think of the typical American suburb as a refuge from the bustling city next door, you may want to think again. According to a new book from the Brookings Institution, the suburbs are changing and are becoming home to a larger number of poor people. The result: more poor people now are living in suburbs than in cities.

In “Confronting Suburban Poverty in America,” Brookings researchers found that 16.5 million poor people live in suburbs now versus 13 million in cities. The number of poor people in the suburbs has surged 67% between 2000 and 2010.

Brookings says structural shifts in the U.S. economy and two recessions helped shrink the American middle class, pushing more people into poverty.

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