The Story Behind Suburban Poverty

Next American City talks with the Brookings Institution's Elizabeth Kneebone about the growth of poverty in suburban areas.

"Contrary to popular belief, suburbs are now home to the largest and fastest growing poor population in the country. Why is this happening and who are the suburban poor?"

Kneebone discusses how poverty has seen such a stark increase in suburban areas, and how the decentralization of jobs has fueled both the growth of the suburbs and their subsequent increase in poverty rates.

Full Story: Interview with Elizabeth Kneebone: The Suburbanization of Poverty


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