Local Social and Economic Conditions, Spatial Concentrations of Poverty, and Poverty Dynamics. Working Paper by Mindy S. Crandall and Bruce A. Weber of the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center. August, 2004.

Local Social and Economic Conditions, Spatial Concentrations of Poverty, and Poverty Dynamics. Working Paper by Mindy S. Crandall and Bruce A. Weber of the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center. August, 2004.

Local Social and Economic Conditions, Spatial Concentrations of Poverty, and Poverty Dynamics

Authors Mindy S. Crandall and Bruce A. Weber of the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center use tract-level data to study nationwide changes in poverty rates to analyze the strength of spatial externalities in poverty reduction at the tract level. They also examine how the effect of job growth on poverty reduction is mediated by initial poverty conditions and local social capital in one’s own and neighboring areas.

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