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The persistence of child poverty since 1990 despite massive social and economic changes reinforces the importance of place-based policies.

Call, Maia (2016) The persistence of child poverty since 1990 despite massive social and economic changes reinforces the importance of place-based policies. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (26 Jan 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

While the US is in the midst of economic recovery, 16 million children still live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level, and that number is increasing. How can we explain and tackle these growing levels of child poverty? In new research Maia Call looks at the role of time and geography in child poverty, finding that despite the massive social and economic changes of the past two decades, child poverty is linked to poor employment opportunities and certain types of extractive industries in specific places. Her results, she argues, show that place-based policies designed to encourage job creation and tackle unemployment remain an important part of the policy mix.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2017 14:58
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2019 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68747

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