According to a new study from the Brookings Institution, big city lights may be growing brighter by the day, but the 'burbs are broke.
It’s on the rise: According to a new report put out by the Brookings Institute, more poor inhabitants of the U.S. now live in suburbs than in cities and rural areas. Between 2002 and 2011, the population of the suburban poor rose 67%. That’s over twice the number seen in urban areas. Brad Plumer summarizes key […]
At some point during the 2000s, America reached an unexpected milestone: There are now more poor people living in the suburbs than living in the inner cities. That stat comes from a big new Brookings Institution book by Alan Berube … Continue reading ?
Further evidence that we need the market to produce affordable rentals in the city: The Brookings Institution book, which was released Monday, detailed the findings the think tank shared with NBC News in March for its report on how poverty...Show More Summary
According to a new Brookings Institution report, the number of low-income people living in suburbs increased 67% between 2000 and 2011, altering longstanding perceptions of a rising middle-class fleeing from cities to achieve the American Dream. Show More Summary
Poverty is exploding in what might seem the least likely of places: America's suburbs. According to a new study by the Brookings Institution, the number of poor people living in suburban areas jumped by 67 percent from 2000 to 2011 — more than twice the growth rate in cities. Show More Summary
In a reversal of most American perceptions about where poverty in this country, a new book by Washington think tank Brookings Institution, Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, out today, estimates that more of the nation's poor now live in suburbs. [ more › ]
Poor residents in cities and suburbs, 1970 - 2010 (millions) Brookings Institution analysis and ACS data Suburbs such as Highland Park (Detroit), Carol Stream (Chicago), and Forest Park (Atlanta) once stood for escape from the hard times of the inner city. Show More Summary
But cities still have a bigger percentage, according to the Brookings Institution. The poverty shift has left many social service agencies unprepared. In the Chicago area, the number of poor in the suburbs increased by 99 percent in the last decade, from 363,966 to 724,233, new analysis shows.
The face of American poverty is now a suburban one, according to new research from the Brookings Institution. Researchers found that the number of people living in poverty in the suburbs soared 64% between 2000 and 2010, more than twice the rate of urban areas, meaning now poor people live...
Yes, we do need high-skilled immigrants because we don't have enough qualified workers. Contrary to a widely publicized report claiming that a tech-talent shortage is a myth, A new Brookings Institute study confirms our argument that there is a shortage and businesses need immigrants to fill the innovation vacuum.
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has said the world can end extreme poverty in 17 years. But do the numbers add up? Laurence Chandy argues there is a good chance they do in a new Brookings Institution study. In … Continue reading ...
(Kenneth Anderson) John Villasenor – a professor of engineering at UCLA and a Brookings Institution senior fellow – has a new article at Slate on the domestic use of drones. (The article part of a conference held yesterday at the New America Foundation in conjunction with Arizona State University on domestic drone policy, with many fine participants; [...]
The government's current programs to get low-income students ready for college aren't working and should be reformed, according to a policy brief from the Brookings Institution and Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
It turns out, rich people are happier than poor people. A new Brookings Institution paper finds that people who live in rich countries are more satisfied with their lives than those in poor countries, and rich people within individual countries are happier than their poor neighbo …
Watch video A superb speech this morning at the Lowy Institute from Ambassador Martin Indyk, Director of the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution and a former US Ambassador to Israel. We'll have audio and video soon, but I wanted to give you a few highlights. Show More Summary
This guest article is by Aaron McKethan, senior vice president of strategy at RxAnte and a visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution. Billions of dollars in venture capital is being poured into new innovations to improve health care. Devices remotely monitor patient health; smart phone apps help patients manage their exercise and schedule appointments with [...]
Alamy Another salvo in the ongoing debate over whether money buys happiness: New research out of the Brookings Institution claims there is no ceiling above which additional wealth stops contributing to people's sense of well-being. The...Show More Summary
And an actual injustice to the poor people of the planet. The founders of the Breakthrough Institute, Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus, have sent out an email introduction to a terrific new essay by Brookings Institution political...Show More Summary
According to William H. Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, Romney would have narrowly won the presidential election in November last year had people voted at the same rates they did in 2004. In 2012, African AmericansShow More Summary