The Story Behind Suburban Poverty

<em>Next American City</em> talks with the Brookings Institution's Elizabeth Kneebone about the growth of poverty in suburban areas.
April 21, 2010, 5am PDT | Nate Berg
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"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.

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Published on Monday, April 19, 2010 in Next American City
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