December 10, 2011
MetroTrends Week in Review
Last week, MetroTrends bloggers delivered facts – some surprising – about challenges facing metros today:
- Margaret Simms suggests that the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF) should give more help to places within states where the need is greatest.
- Bob Lerman questions the new “supplemental” poverty measure – first arguing that it oversimplifies a complex problem and, second, that it mistakenly allows the poverty threshold to rise with living standards.
- Juan Pedroza debunks the myth that immigrants are leaving states that passed punitive immigration laws.
- Margery Turner explores which metros are good places for the “99 percent” to call home.
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