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In the US, poverty in the suburbs has grown faster than in cities

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The poverty rate grew faster in suburbs, by 43%, than in cities, 17%, in large metropolitan areas of the US between 1990 and 2012.

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Poverty in urban and suburban areas in the US

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The main reason is that manufacturing jobs that once attracted families to the suburbs have been disappearing.

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The increase in suburban poverty creates a problem for programs trying to address the issue, because many of them were created with cities in mind.

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Also, it doesn’t help that many Americans believe that poverty is a limited problem that is concentrated in urban areas and among minorities.

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