Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Seattle and the Road to Riches

Posted: 9/27/2016 (CSDE in the News)

New data suggest that, more than any other city, Seattle’s low-earning residents are dropping in number. This could be a sign of the city’s housing costs and other policies driving them away, but some researchers believe the truth is brighter. Robert Plotnick, CSDE Affiliate and Professor of Public Policy at UW, asserts that the strong economy is likely helping more of those low-earning individuals climb into higher income tiers. Plotnick shares more of his thoughts below in the full article.

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