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In this Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin webinar, Alex Murphy from the University of Michigan and I discuss the changing geography of poverty in the US.

Today, the suburban rings of most metropolitan areas are home to more poor persons and families than the cities of those metro areas. At the same time, poverty remains a significant challenge for cities. Not only do we discuss these demographic trends and the factors that have been driving these changes, but we also talk about the consequences of these changes for communities and the implications for the safety net.

Written by Scott W. Allard