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April 21, 2012

MetroTrends week in review

MetroTrends Weekly Roundup

Low-income families in America face a range of challenges about which MetroTrends bloggers have recently completed clear, data-driven research.

  • Gregory Mills describes the encouraging results of a New York tax-time matched savings program that helps its low-income residents save up to $1500 per year
  • Mary Cunningham tackles the question of foreclosures and homelessness, but the data are sparse and thus, strong conclusions are elusive
  • Margery Turner cautions that, though mostly-Black neighborhoods in American metros have become more racially diverse, the pernicious effects of decades of segregation persist

The news is thus mixed, and so MetroTrends will continue providing empirically rigorous answers to these and other fundamental questions.

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