Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Scott Allard – Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty

Monday, February 12, 2018

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

Scott Allard, Professor at the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington, will present his book Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty.

"Using census data, administrative data from safety net programs, and interviews with nonprofit leaders in the Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas, Allard shows that poor suburban households resemble their urban counterparts in terms of labor force participation, family structure, and educational attainment. In the last few decades, suburbs have seen increases in single-parent households, decreases in the number of college graduates, and higher unemployment rates. As a result, suburban demand for safety net assistance has increased."

Learn more about his book here.

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