Kalamazoo, Mich. : W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2006.
xi, 355 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Spatial concentration of American poverty: should we care, and what are the options? Why society should care about poverty National poverty and economic growth Person- vs. place-based policy Overview of this book Recent spatial poverty trends in America Patterns and trends in state poverty Patterns and trends in county poverty rates Demographic patterns and trends in county poverty County patterns in employment growth Conclusions Regional economic performance and poverty : what's the theoretical connection? Interregional equilibrium and disequilibrium perspectives on poverty Regionally asymmetric labor demand shocks and poverty : the role of migration and commuting Labor demand and metropolitan poverty : the spatial mismatch hypothesis Rural labor demand and poverty Poverty and regional labor supply shifts Summary and conclusions An empirical analysis of state poverty trends : welfare reform vs. economic growth : empirical evidence at the national level State-level empirical studies of labor demand and poverty Welfare reform and poverty Empirical model Regression results Simulation of individual effects Conclusion State economic performance, welfare reform, and poverty : case studies from four states Regression sample period analysis Case study epilogue : post-2000 trends Conclusions County employment growth and poverty Why examine counties or metropolitan areas? Conceptual model of county poverty Empirical model of county poverty rates Empirical assessment of local poverty : local attributes Employment growth and poverty Neighboring county spillovers Poverty responses across key demographic groups Summary of overall county findings Conclusion Poverty in metropolitan America Trends in 1989 and 1999 metropolitan area poverty rates Poverty rates by metropolitan size Regression analysis of MSA poverty rates Suburban/central county poverty rate disparities Case studies of metropolitan poverty trends A policy framework to alleviate metropolitan poverty Conclusion Poverty in rural America What is different about rural or nonmetropolitan counties? Characteristics of high and low poverty rate rural counties Changes in 1989-1999 rural poverty rates Rural regression findings Rural poverty and proximity to metro areas Case study : Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska Policy implications for fighting rural poverty Summary How to win the local poverty war Synopsis Policy recommendations.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-340) and index.