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Meeting the Challenge: The Dynamics of Poverty in Connecticut

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  • Fred Carstensen
  • Jill Coghlan

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This Connecticut Poverty Report describes the change in the number and proportion of Connecticut residents living in poverty, and the increase in both number and percent between 1990 and 2010, based on Census Bureau reports. Demographic measures of age, race, family structure, education and job categories are tested statistically, for their alignment with poverty's growth over the twenty-year period. Policy recommendations acknowledge the current state administration's efforts to increase employment, and suggest ways to improve existing state programs.

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  • Fred Carstensen & Jill Coghlan, 2013. "Meeting the Challenge: The Dynamics of Poverty in Connecticut," CCEA Studies 2013-01, University of Connecticut, Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis.
  • Handle: RePEc:uct:cceast:2013-jan-01
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    Keywords

    Connecticut Poverty Report; Poverty; unemployment; low-income jobs;

    JEL classification:

    • E61 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination
    • I24 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Education and Inequality
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
    • R13 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General Equilibrium and Welfare Economic Analysis of Regional Economies

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