Majority of Buffalo's Poor Live in Suburbs

Buffalo reporters Maki Becker and Jay Rey look at a Brookings Institution report that reveals the majority of locals living below the poverty line live in the Erie and Niagara county suburbs.
October 31, 2011, 7am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Becker and Ray point to the loss of high-paying manufacturing jobs and the economic slump as the main causes for the increase in suburban poverty:

"The shift of poverty to the suburbs also is a reflection of the general trend of people leaving cities, experts said."

"But while suburban living may provide the poor with access to safer neighborhoods, better schools and proximity to a job, it also puts them farther from social services, nonprofits and philanthropies that are experts in helping the poor."

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Published on Sunday, October 30, 2011 in The Buffalo News
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