New Analyses Look at Suburban Poverty by Congressional District and the Impact of Food Stamp Cuts on the Suburban Poor

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  • August 08, 2013

Two new analyses were released by the Confronting Suburban Poverty in America authors this week:

In a new research report looking at poverty trends by congressional district, Elizabeth Kneebone, Alan Berube and Jane Williams find that poverty grew in almost every Congressional district during the 2000s, affecting nearly equal numbers of Republican and Democratic districts. Specifically, poverty grew in 388 of the 435 districts, most of which include a portion of the suburbs within the largest 100 U.S. metropolitan areas.

>>Read the report here

In a new post on the Brooking Institution Metropolitan Policy Program’s blog, The Avenue, Elizabeth Kneebone takes a look at the impact of proposed cuts to the food stamp program on the suburban poor.

>>Read the post here

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