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The Changing Geography of Poverty

  • Scott Allard and Alexandra Murphy
  • May 20 2015
  • W15-2015

This webinar will examine how, in the last several decades, there have been dramatic shifts in the geography of poverty in U.S. metropolitan areas.
Today, the suburban rings of most metropolitan areas are home to more poor persons and families than the cities of those metro areas. At the same time, poverty remains a significant challenge for cities.
Allard and Murphy will discuss these demographic trends and the factors that have been driving these changes. They will also talk about the consequences of these changes for communities and the implications for the safety net.


Housing, Place, Spatial Mismatch