University of Wisconsin–Madison


“Place” refers to where people live, learn, and/or work, and/or the characteristics thereof. It is often used interchangeably with “geography” and “location” in the poverty studies arena. Common measures of place include urbanicity (urban, exurban, suburban, rural), neighborhood, census tract, and region.

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Are rural Americans still behind?

  • James P. Ziliak
  • Focus & Focus+
  • October 2018
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Rural Poverty Fifty Years After The People Left Behind

  • Bruce Weber and Ann Tickamyer
  • Webinar
  • September 12 2018
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Suburban Poverty

  • Will Maher
  • Poverty Fact Sheet
  • February 2018
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Can Your Neighborhood Affect Your Health?

  • Mustafa Hussein
  • Podcast
  • January 2018
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Renter’s tax credit

  • Sara Kimberlin, Laura Tach, and Christopher Wimer
  • Focus & Focus+
  • Special Issue 2017