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Not Just a Southern Thing: The Changing Geography of American Poverty

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in the USThirty years ago, the states with the deepest poverty were all clustered in dixie. But the rest of the country has been playing catchup.

 

So how did poverty stop being a Southern specialty? You've had, deindustrialization in the Midwest and Northeast. And you've had fast growing Hispanic populations, which tend to be poorer, in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado (as well as North Carolina and Georgia, which could explain their presence on the list above).  Meanwhile, the Southeast has made some economic progress by attracting foreign manufacturing, among other efforts.


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is there a widening income disparity in the US? What are the reasons for this disparity?

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viknesh's curator insight, March 2, 9:42 AM

When Americans think of poverty, they often times think of the southern states. However, that was most accurate 30 years ago. As time progesses, other states, especially New York, have been catching up drastically. Poverty is not only a southern thing, but a factor in on the growing rates of low income households across the United States. Although the quality of life among the states of low income households may vary, the povery levels do not.

Nick Smith's curator insight, September 2, 4:19 PM

Poverty, no longer a southern thing. What has changed this?

Nicholas Patrie's curator insight, October 20, 12:16 PM

not only has poverty increased drastically in the south and spread west but also states that where considered to be low percentage of poverty have increased to poverty. many states up north are now in danger. the economy hasn't increased at all in the last twenty plus years and it should be interesting to see what happens in the future, hopefully the south doesn't get too far under the poverty line to the point where it can't be brought back.

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Not Just a Southern Thing: The Changing Geography of American Poverty

Not Just a Southern Thing: The Changing Geography of American Poverty | Poverty | Scoop.it

in the USThirty years ago, the states with the deepest poverty were all clustered in dixie. But the rest of the country has been playing catchup.

 

So how did poverty stop being a Southern specialty? You've had, deindustrialization in the Midwest and Northeast. And you've had fast growing Hispanic populations, which tend to be poorer, in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado (as well as North Carolina and Georgia, which could explain their presence on the list above).  Meanwhile, the Southeast has made some economic progress by attracting foreign manufacturing, among other efforts.


Via Seth Dixon, Alison D. Gilbert
Etd11's insight:

is there a widening income disparity in the US? What are the reasons for this disparity?

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viknesh's curator insight, March 2, 9:42 AM

When Americans think of poverty, they often times think of the southern states. However, that was most accurate 30 years ago. As time progesses, other states, especially New York, have been catching up drastically. Poverty is not only a southern thing, but a factor in on the growing rates of low income households across the United States. Although the quality of life among the states of low income households may vary, the povery levels do not.

Nick Smith's curator insight, September 2, 4:19 PM

Poverty, no longer a southern thing. What has changed this?

Nicholas Patrie's curator insight, October 20, 12:16 PM

not only has poverty increased drastically in the south and spread west but also states that where considered to be low percentage of poverty have increased to poverty. many states up north are now in danger. the economy hasn't increased at all in the last twenty plus years and it should be interesting to see what happens in the future, hopefully the south doesn't get too far under the poverty line to the point where it can't be brought back.

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Capitalism: The Solution to Mass Poverty - Capitalism Magazine

Capitalism: The Solution to Mass Poverty - Capitalism Magazine | Poverty | Scoop.it
If we want to eradicate poverty and increase economic and general well-being, we need to understand first what capitalism really means, and then embrace it.

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Is capitalism indeed the solution to eradication of poverty?

 

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Etd11's curator insight, January 9, 10:21 PM

The only place for poverty is in history.

 

I see that poverty can occur anywhere.

 

I think that people can work better together to eradicate poverty.

 

I wonder what are the barriers to eradicate poverty.

 

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When the definition of poverty harms the poor - The Hindu

When the definition of poverty harms the poor - The Hindu | Poverty | Scoop.it
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When the definition of poverty harms the poor
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The idea that poverty is determined, defined and measured by a group of people mostly unaffected by it is an intriguing one.

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I see that the definition is a problem. 

 

I think it is difficult to define the poverty link in such a complex, heterogeneous society.

 

I wonder what is the definition of poverty in Singapore. 

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Etd7's curator insight, January 9, 10:29 PM

This practice of categorising people according to a so called caste system was intitailly intended for a good cause. However, what society had done was to take it into its own hand and created a border within which selected members of a particular caste benefited from it. The segregation broadened and has escalated to such an extent that now t is very very difficult for the government or self help groups to eradicate this caste system totally from India. 

Etd13's curator insight, January 9, 10:52 PM

The poor becomes poorer

Etd13's curator insight, February 17, 3:14 AM

I see that the definition of poverty does not help alleviate the problem.

I think that the author's point of view is that policy makers are not feeling the ground.

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Social deprivation? It's not parents, it's poverty | Bob Holman ...

Social deprivation? It's not parents, it's poverty | Bob Holman ... | Poverty | Scoop.it
Bob Holman: Seventy years ago a landmark report highlighted the shocking scale of social deprivation. With the welfare state under attack, we now need another one.
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I wonder if this happened over a long period of time? how do one qualify for state welfare? 

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Syrian rebels recruit children for war - WND.com

Syrian rebels recruit children for war - WND.com | Poverty | Scoop.it
WND.com Syrian rebels recruit children for war WND.com The video compilation opens with a number of children and young people displaying a variety of weapons they are carrying, from a Kalashnikov, or AK-47, to a rocket propelled grenade, or RPG and...
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poor children. Can the recruitment of child soldiers be ever justified?
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Capitalism: The Solution to Mass Poverty - Capitalism Magazine

Capitalism: The Solution to Mass Poverty - Capitalism Magazine | Poverty | Scoop.it
If we want to eradicate poverty and increase economic and general well-being, we need to understand first what capitalism really means, and then embrace it.

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Etd11's insight:

The only place for poverty is in history.

 

I see that poverty can occur anywhere.

 

I think that people can work better together to eradicate poverty.

 

I wonder what are the barriers to eradicate poverty.

 

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ETD1's curator insight, January 9, 10:29 PM

We see...

we think... 

we wonder...

Etd11's curator insight, January 9, 11:21 PM

Is capitalism indeed the solution to eradication of poverty?

 

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Fighting poverty - Toledo Blade

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Fighting poverty
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Poverty remains a long-standing and seemingly intractable problem in Ohio and the rest of the country, afflicting nearly 50 million Americans.
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