News Coverage of Confronting Suburban Poverty

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  • May 24, 2013

The New York Times: Cul-de-sac Poverty

More poor Americans live in suburbs than in cities, but public policy hasn’t caught up to address their needs, according to co-authors of the new book Confronting Suburban Poverty in America Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube.

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NPR: Advocates Struggle To Reach Growing Ranks Of Suburban Poor

NPR’s Pam Fessler investigates the rapidly increasing levels of suburban poverty in Montgomery County, Md., one of the wealthiest counties in the United States.

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The Atlantic Cities: The Suburbanization of Poverty

There is no word more evocative in the urban vernacular than “suburb.” For most of us, those two syllables conjure a very specific type of place, with a specific kind of people comfortably living there. And yet, over the last decade, suburbs have increasingly become home to America’s poor, The Atlantic Cities’ Emily Badger reports.

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The Washington Post Wonkblog: Poverty is growing twice as fast in the suburbs as in cities

The Washington Post’s Brad Plummer outlines the drivers of a major demographic milestone: more poor people living in the suburbs than in cities.

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