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Poverty Follows Families to the Suburbs

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posted on Dec, 10 2006 @ 04:26 AM
Poverty Follows Families to the Suburbs (The title here is the link to the full story)

As Americans flee the cities for the suburbs, many are failing to leave poverty behind.

The suburban poor outnumbered their inner-city counterparts for the first time last year, with more than 12 million suburban residents living in poverty, according to a study of the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas released Thursday.

Why is the ratio of poverty-to-population so high?

Berube said several factors are contributing to an increase in suburban poverty:
# Suburbs are adding people much faster than cities, making it inevitable that the number of poor people living in suburbs would eventually surpass those living in cities.
# The poverty rate in large cities (18.8 percent) is still higher than it is in the suburbs (9.4 percent). But the overall number of people living in poverty is higher in the suburbs in part because of population growth.
# America’s suburbs are becoming more diverse, racially and economically. “There’s poverty really everywhere in metropolitan areas because there are low-wage jobs everywhere,” Berube said.
# Recent immigrants are increasingly bypassing cities and moving directly to suburbs, especially in the South and West. Those immigrants, on average, have lower incomes than people born in the United States.

And Bush wants to erect a "border wall" to prevent further illegal immigration? That's like closing the barn door after all of your neighbor's cows have come into your barn...
This isn't going to solve any problems other than to "lock the problem in" so that it can't get any better.

posted on Apr, 26 2007 @ 02:40 PM
Add that to the housing problem and now more and more homeowners that are located in the suburbs will be joining the millions that will no only are already in poverty but they will become homeless.

You are right here in the south where is still manual labor needed for crops we have an increase of immigrants moving to small towns and actually taking over as the former citizens move out.

This article even when is from back 2006 it bring a good link to the housing problem that people are to experience this year with foreclosures affecting many American home owners.

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