The Geography of American Poverty: Is There a Need for Place-Based Policies?

Title

The Geography of American Poverty: Is There a Need for Place-Based Policies?

Year

2006

DOI

10.17848/9781429454872

Abstract

Partridge and Rickman explore the wide geographic disparities in poverty across the United States. Their focus on the spatial dimensions of U.S. poverty reveals distinct differences across states, metropolitan areas, and counties and leads them to consider why antipoverty policies have succeeded in some places and failed in others.

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Download 1. Spatial Concentration of American Poverty: Should We Care, and What Are the Options? (453 KB)

Contents

  1. Spatial Concentration of American Poverty: Should We Care, and What Are the Options?
  2. Recent Spatial Poverty Trends in America
  3. Regional Economic Performance and Poverty: What’s the Theoretical Connection?
  4. An Empirical Analysis of State Poverty Trends: Welfare Reform vs. Economic Growth
  5. State Economic Performance, Welfare Reform, and Poverty: Case Studies from Four States
  6. County Employment Growth and Poverty
  7. Poverty in Metropolitan America
  8. Poverty in Rural America
  9. How to Win the Local Poverty War: Summary and Policy Recommendations

ISBN

978-0-88099-287-9 (cloth); 978-0-88099-286-2 (pbk) ; 9781429454872 (ebook)

Subject Areas

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; Regional policy and planning; Urban issues; UNEMPLOYMENT, DISABILITY, and INCOME SUPPORT PROGRAMS; Poverty and income support; Income support programs; Low wage labor markets

The Geography of American Poverty: Is There a Need for Place-Based Policies?

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Partridge, Mark D., and Dan S. Rickman. 2006. The Geography of American Poverty: Is There a Need for Place-Based Policies?. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/9781429454872