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State of Texas: Poverty In the Suburbs

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State of Texas: Poverty In the Suburbs
Joanna Wojtkowiak
State of Texas: Poverty In the Suburbs
  • Harrison Terran

    A regional approach is what is required to counteract rising poverty. But politicians and
    administrators should turn to professional economic crisis specialists, as
    already happens in US, as they invariably lack the competence to deal with
    these problems. Such as the Orlando Bisegna Index, specialists in the
    economic crisis, apart from measuring the intensity of the econonomic crisis in
    many countries, have helped various counties with debt problems and has brought
    about increased employment. So have improved the economic situation of lots of citizens!!

Suburban poverty across the nation is increasing at an alarming rate, and its double the rate of poverty in cities, according to recent research by the Brookings Institution. The level of suburban poverty in Texas is growing faster than the national average. That's due to Texas' booming population and the growth of affordable housing in the suburbs while many inner-city areas of Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio become more expensive. People with lower incomes are pushed out to suburban communities where housing might be more affordable. Between 2007 and 2010, the number of unemployed Texans living in the suburbs more than doubled.

Source: Brookings Institution
Illustration: Joanna Wojtkowiak