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Scott Allard Discusses New Census Data on Poverty Rates

Posted: 9/26/2017 (CSDE in the News)

Affiliate Scott Allard, Professor at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, was quoted in an Atlantic article about new Census data that indicate improvements in the nation’s poverty rate. According to Allard, who published the book Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty earlier this year, “it looks like the labor market growth is finally reaching down to some of our most vulnerable populations.” Allard is still concerned, however, that these economic improvements may detract attention from crucial policy issues relating to poverty. “We are seeing lots of positive developments, but that doesn’t mean we should be cutting our safety net,” he said. You can access the full article below.

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