Poverty, Policy and Place: How Poverty and Policies to Alleviate Poverty Are Shaped by Local Characteristics. Working Paper by Rebecca M. Blank of the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center. April, 2004.

Poverty, Policy and Place: How Poverty and Policies to Alleviate Poverty Are Shaped by Local Characteristics. Working Paper by Rebecca M. Blank of the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center. April, 2004.

Poverty, Policy and Place: How Poverty and Policies to Alleviate Poverty Are Shaped by Local Characteristics

A growing literature since the mid-1990s has analyzed the particular impact of welfare-to-work efforts in specific locations – in center cities or in rural locations. Author Rebecca M. Blank of the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center attempts to generalize from the place-specific literature and to provide a broader theoretical structure by which to think about how local characteristics might affect the nature of poverty and the effectiveness of anti-poverty policies within the United States.

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