Publisher description for An atlas of poverty in America : one nation, pulling apart, 1960-2003 / Amy K. Glasmeier.


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Persistant poverty has long been one of Americas most pressing and intractable problems. According to some estimates, by 2003: almost 25% of the America's counties had per-capita incomes below one half the national average, high unemployment, low labor force participation rates, and a high dependency on government transfer payments -all measures of economic distress. An Atlas of Poverty in America shows how and where our nation's regional development patterns have become more uneven and graphically illustrates the increasing number of communities falling behind the national economic average. Readers will be able to use this atlas to see how major events and trends have impacted the scope and extent of American poverty in the past half-century-economic globalization, the rise of the sunbelt, decline of the welfare state, and the civil rights movement. Also includes 195 color maps.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Poverty -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Poverty -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Poverty -- United States -- History -- Atlases.
Regional economic disparities -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Regional economic disparities -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Regional economic disparities -- United States -- History -- Atlases.