Posted by: MM | August 12, 2011

Immigration and Poverty in America’s Suburbs

A recent Brookings Institution research shows that “at the end of the Great Recession a majority of the nation’s poor in the 100 largest metropolitan areas lived in the suburbs.” As the study finds out, “between 2000 and 2009 immigrants contributed more to the growth of the suburban poor population in the South than in other regions. In Washington, D.C., 40 percent of the growth in the suburban poor was due to immigrants, while they contributed just 11 percent in Detroit.”

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