Face to Face with Inequality

Rising Poverty

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The Brookings Institution just released a report showing a 64% increase in poverty in suburban America between 2000 and 2011. (While the headline focuses on the suburbs, the cities saw a 29% rise in poverty, which by any reckoning is newsworthy in itself.) An infographic offers a quick synopsis, which talks about implications in terms of policy (mentioning schools and transit). The implications for the people in question undoubtedly are much more complex than that.


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