Suburban Poverty Growing

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The poor are moving to the nation’s suburbs, according to new research.

FOX News Radio’s Sal Giangrasso reports:

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More poor people live in the nation’s suburbs than in urban cities. A new Brookings Institution study says it’s because of more affordable housing, often low paying, service-type jobs and the increased use of housing vouchers.

The number of those in poverty living in suburbs leaped by two-thirds between 2000 and 2011, a much larger increase than in cities. But those who moved to the suburbs also saw manufacturing jobs disappear and home prices plummet, following the last recession.

Sal Giangrasso, FOX News Radio.




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