Research

Place and Poverty


Suburban Poverty Traverses the Red/Blue Divide
Alan Berube, Elizabeth Kneebone and Jane Williams, The Brookings Institution, August 2013

Community Well-Being and the Great Recession
Ann Owens and Robert J. Sampson, Russell Sage Foundation and the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, May 2013

Coping with the Great Recession: Disparate Impacts on Economic Well-Being in Poor Neighborhoods
Robert I. Lerman and Sisi Zhang, Urban Institute, January 2013

Heavy Weather: How Climate Destruction Harms Middle- and Lower-Income Americans
Daniel J. Weiss, Jackie Weidman and Mackenzie Bronson, Center for American Progress, November 2012

The Rise of Residential Segregation by Income
Richard Fry and Paul Taylor, Pew Research Center, August 2012

Poverty in Southeast Louisiana Post-Katrina
Allison Plyer and Elaine Ortiz, Greater New Orleans Community Data Center, June 2012

Pressing On the Upward Way
Monica Potts, The American Prospect, June 2012

Growth in the Residential Segregation of Families by Income, 1970-2000
Sean F. Reardon and Kendra Bischoff, US2010 and Stanford University, November 2011

The Re-Emergence of Concentrated Poverty: Metropolitan Trends in the 2000s
Elizabeth Kneebone, Carey Nadeau and Alan Berube, The Brookings Institution, November 2011

The Suburbanization of Housing Choice Voucher Recipients
Kenya Covington, Lance Freeman and Michael A. Stoll, The Brookings Institution, October 2011

Education, Demand, and Unemployment in Metropolitan America
Jonathan Rothwell and Alan Berube,
The Brookings Institution, September 2011


A Lost Decade: Neighborhood Poverty and the Urban Crisis of the 2000s
Rolf Pendall, Elizabeth Davies, Lesley Freiman and Rob Pitingolo,
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, September 2011


Missed Opportunity: Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America
Adie Tomer, Elizabeth Kneebone, Robert Puentes and Alan Berube,
The Brookings Institute Metropolitan Policy Program, May 2011


Landscape of the Recession: Unemployment and Safety Net Services Across Urban and Suburban America
Emily Garr, The Brookings Institute Metropolitan Policy Program, April 2011

Helping People and Places Move Out of Poverty: Progress and Learning 2010
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, March 2011

The Consequences of Metropolitan Manufacturing Decline: Testing Conventional Wisdom
Alec Friedhoff, Howard Wial and Harold Wolman, Brookings Institution, December 2010

The Basic Economic Security Tables for the Washington, D.C. Metro Area 2010
Family Economic Security Program, Wider Opportunities for Women, October 2010

Strained Suburbs: The Social Service Challenges of Rising Suburban Poverty
Scott W. Allard and Benjamin Roth, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution, October 2010

MetroMonitor: Tracking Economic Recession and Recovery in America’s 100 Largest Metropolitan Areas
Howard Wial and Richard Shearer, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution, September 2010

The South’s Difficult Decade: Jobs, Employment, Income, & Economic Hardships, 2000-2009
John Quinterno, South by North Strategies, Ltd. and Mary Babcock Reynolds Foundation, August 2010

Spatial Variations in West Coast Poverty: Beyond Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan
Dialogues on Research and Poverty, West Coast Poverty Center, University of Washington, Number 3, July 2010

Healthy Communities Matter: The Importance of Place to the Health of Boys of Color
Contributions from: Drexel School of Public Health, Drexel Department of Emergency Medicine, Houston Institute, PolicyLink, RAND Corporation, June 2010

Understanding Very High Rates of Young Child Poverty in the South (pdf)
Marybeth J. Mattingly and Catherine Turcotte-Seabury, The Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire, June 2010

The State of the South 2010, Ch. 1 Beyond The 'Gilded Age' (pdf)
MDC, June 2010

The State of Metropolitan America
The Brookings Institution, May 2010

The Next War on Poverty
Peter Edelman, Democracy Journal, Winter 2010

Regional Young Child Poverty in 2008: Rural Midwest Sees Increased Poverty, While Urban Northeast Rates
Mary Beth Mattingly, The Carsey Institute, September 2009

Paycheck to Paycheck: Wages and the Cost of Housing in America
Center for Housing Policy, May 2009

The Geography of Opportunity: Building Communities of Opportunity in Massachusetts

         Jason Reece and Samir Gambhir, Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, January 2009

State of the States: 2008, Profile of Food & Nutrition Programs Across the Nation (pdf)

          Rachel Cooper, Jim Weill, and Jennifer Adach,Food Research and Action Center, November 8,  2008          

Concentrated Rural Poverty and the Geography of Exclusion (pdf)
          Daniel T. Lichter and Domenico Parisi,
Rural Sociological Society and the Carsey Institute, November 2008

The Enduring Challenge of Concentrated Poverty in America: Case Studies from Communities Across the U.S.
          Community Affairs Offices of the Federal Reserve System and the Brookings Institution, Metropolitan Policy Program, October 2008

Poverty and Economic Security: Views from City Hall (PDF)
Phyllis Furdell, Michael Perry and Tres Undem, National League of Cities, October 2008

The New Orleans Index Anniversary Edition: Three Years after Katrina
The Brookings Institution, August, 2008

Place Matters: Challenges and Opportunities in Four Rural Americas (pdf)
Lawrence C. Hamilton, Leslie R. Hamilton, Cynthia M. Duncan and Chris R. Colocousis., The Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire . August, 2008

Reversal of Fortune: A New Look at Concentrated Poverty in the 2000s
Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube, Brookings Institution, August 2008

New Orleans Three Years After the Storm: The Second Kaiser Post-Katrina Survey
Kaiser Family Foundation, August 2008

“Combating Poverty: Emerging Strategies from the Nation’s Cities”
National League of Cities, 2007

Place Matters: Employers, Low-Income Workers, and Regional Economic Development
Nancy M. Pindus, Brett Theodos, G. Thomas Kingsley, Urban Institute, September 2007

Katrina's Window: Confronting Concentrated Poverty Across America

Alan Berube, Bruce Katz, October 2005

A Critical Review of Rural Poverty Literature: Is There Truly a Rural Effect?
Bruce Weber, Leif Jensen, Kathleen Miller, Jane Mosley, and Monica Fisher Institute for Research on Poverty, October 2005

Where Did They Go? The Decline of Middle-Income Neighborhoods in Metropolitan America
Jason C. Booza, Jackie Cutsinger, George Galster,  Brookings Institution, June 2006

Two Steps Back: City and Suburban Poverty Trends 1999-2005
Alan Berube, Elizabeth Kneebone,  Brookings Institution, December 2006

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