Poverty

March 13, 2013, 2pm PDT
David Moser pens a compelling essay that examines the ways in which sprawling auto-dependent land use patterns exacerbate poverty. As more low-income individuals and families are pushed to the suburbs, "this problem is gaining urgency."
Citytank
December 31, 2012, 7am PST
Bicyclists are hard to come by in South Africa. Two authors have gone in search of the reasons why a country with "so much poverty, often unwalkable commuter distances, and poor public transportation," lacks a larger bike culture.
Los Angeles Times
November 16, 2012, 5am PST
The Great Recession and its aftermath have taken a toll on most Americans, but as a new report from Pew’s Economic Mobility Project shows, it's been far worse for those that can least afford it.
The Atlantic Cities
September 16, 2012, 11am PDT
New census data released last week made national headlines for its grim news on America's historically high levels of poverty. However, a new paper reads between the lines, and concludes that the country is making progress in reducing poverty.
The Atlantic Cities
August 25, 2012, 5am PDT
A quick look at some of Brooklyn's demographic data illustrates a dramatic divide between the Borough's most wealthy and most poor - economic segregation at its extreme in America.
New York Daily News
March 8, 2012, 9am PST
Wage inequality does not tell the whole picture of the growing income inequality in the United States, writes Richard Florida, who examines the myriad other factors that may be driving this trend.
The Atlantic Cities
February 24, 2012, 7am PST
Advocates around the country, and around the world, think so, and they're making their case from Southern California to Scotland and South Africa.
Shelterforce
November 6, 2011, 7am PST
A new Brookings Institution report shows that places of concentrated poverty are getting worse due to unsustained growth nationwide and the suburbanization of poverty. Authors Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube expound on the findings.
The Atlantic Cities
August 31, 2011, 8am PDT
As millions of rural poor move into Chinese cities, the country's legal residency system is making life difficult for the illegal rural migrants.
The New York Times
August 16, 2011, 6am PDT
As aid programs continue to focus on battling poverty in cities, suburban areas are becoming the new front lines.
The Brookings Institution
August 10, 2011, 11am PDT
This interactive map from <em>The Guardian</em> overlays recent incidences of rioting in greater London with levels of poverty.
The Guardian
August 4, 2011, 11am PDT
The population of children in Germany continues to fall, and those that exist are increasingly in poverty.
Der Spiegel
August 4, 2011, 8am PDT
Metropolitan poverty spreads from cities to the suburbs. This post from <em>Metro Trends</em> explains.
Metro Trends
January 6, 2011, 8am PST
The U.S. Census Bureau has released a new set of formulae that dramatically change the way poverty is determined in the U.S., leaving behind the one-size-fits-all approach in use since the 1960s.
The Washington Post
December 28, 2010, 12pm PST
Poverty is high and rising in rural areas across America. But there are also significant differences in the extent of that poverty, depending on the region.
The Daily Yonder
November 15, 2010, 12pm PST
The likelihood of being poor and what it’s like to be poor are different in different types of places, and which policies might work to reduce poverty also varies by type of place, says Bill Barnes.
Nation's Cities Weekly
October 12, 2010, 5am PDT
A new community kitchen and pie-baking program in small town Alabama is trying to help a struggling and impoverished area rebound.
The New York Times
October 11, 2010, 7am PDT
A Brookings Study of census data finds that since 2000, the number of poor people in the suburbs jumped by 37.4% to 13 million and "the growth rate of suburban poverty is more than double that of cities."
Los Angeles Times
October 5, 2010, 5am PDT
As the Commonwealth Games get underway in New Delhi, India, locals are upset that officials have made efforts to hide slum areas from the view of visitors.
Los Angeles Times
September 28, 2010, 12pm PDT
Recent figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show that poverty is at a high point in America. Hit especially hard is the Sun Belt.
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