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The continuing evolution of American poverty and its implications for community development


  • Alan Berube


Berube summarizes the literature on: 1) the changing nature of poverty (e.g., spatial distribution), 2) changes in demographics (e.g., age of the population, immigration, family structure), and 3) the new realities in the economy (e.g., income inequality loss of low skilled jobs, increasing volatility in income and status, current and projected high level of unemployment, tighter underwriting standards/constriction of capital, and the enormous damage caused to families and communities by the foreclosure crisis).

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  • Alan Berube, 2012. "The continuing evolution of American poverty and its implications for community development," Monograph, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, number 2012tceoapaiifc.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedfmo:2012tceoapaiifc

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    1. Rosenthal, Lisa & Carroll-Scott, Amy & Earnshaw, Valerie A. & Santilli, Alycia & Ickovics, Jeannette R., 2012. "The importance of full-time work for urban adults' mental and physical health," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 75(9), pages 1692-1696.
    2. April Yanyuan Wu & Matthew S. Rutledge & Jacob Penglase, 2014. "Why Don't Lower-Income Individuals Have Pensions?," Issues in Brief ib2014-8, Center for Retirement Research.
    3. Peter H. Cappelli & JR Keller, 2013. "A Study of the Extent and Potential Causes of Alternative Employment Arrangements," ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 66(4), pages 874-901, July.
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