Safety Net

From 2000-2011 the number of poor Americans living in the suburbs increased at a rate double that of the country's cities. The result is that more poor people now live in the suburbs than in cities. A new book examines this troubling trend.
May 20, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
An editorial in The New York Times looks at the dramatic growth of poverty in America's suburbs over the last decade, and asks if the government safety net is up to the challenge.
Jul 9, 2012   The New York Times
As the debate over the size and scope of federal and state governments heats up entering the 2012 election season, <em>The New York Times</em> presents a comprehensive look at how such services are currently dispersed across the country.
Feb 16, 2012   The New York Times