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Results from Census 2000 continue to reveal the striking changes taking place in the nation's cities and suburbs during the 1990s. Thanks to a decade of strong economic growth, concentrated poverty in inner cities declined dramatically, homeownership rose among young minority households, and workers from abroad settled in growing metropolitan areas that had experienced little immigration to date. This second volume in the Redefining Urban and Suburban America series makes clear, however, that regional differences add texture to these broader social and economic trends. Using data from the Census "long form," the contributors to this book probe migration, income and poverty, and housing trends in the nation's largest cities and metropolitan areas. Economically, the fast-growing Sunbelt and the Midwest performed well in the 1990s, enjoying declining poverty rates, rising homeownership, and the evolution of a solid middle-class population. Cities like San Antonio, Chicago, Houston, and Columbus saw stunning declines in high-poverty neighborhoods. The story was more mixed in the coastal areas of the Northeast and West, where poverty rates rose in cities such as Boston, New York, Washington, and Los Angeles. On net, their metro areas lost residents to other parts of the United States, even as they gained workers and families from abroad. This volume provides a closer look at the unprecedented social and economic changes taking place in the nation's oldest and newest communities, and explores the implications for a diverse set of policy areas, including metropolitan development patterns, immigrant incorporation, and the promotion of affordable housing and homeownership.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title, Copyright
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. Strobe Talbott
  3. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. Alan Berube, Bruce Katz, Robert E. Lang
  3. pp. 1-12
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  1. Metropolitan Magnets for International and Domestic Migrants
  2. William H. Frey
  3. pp. 13-40
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  1. The Rise of New Immigrant Gateways: Historical Flows, Recent Settlement Trends
  2. Audrey Singer
  3. pp. 41-86
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  1. The New Great Migration: Black Americans' Return to the South, 1965-2000
  2. William H. Frey
  3. pp. 87-110
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  1. A Decade of Mixed Blessings: Urban and Suburban Poverty in Census 2000
  2. Alan Berube, William H. Frey
  3. pp. 111-136
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  1. Stunning Progress, Hidden Problems: The Dramatic Decline of Concentrated Poverty in the 1990s
  2. Paul A. Jargowsky
  3. pp. 137-172
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  1. The Trajectory of Poor Neighborhoods in Southern California, 1970-2000
  2. Shannon McConville, Paul Ong
  3. pp. 173-194
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  1. The Shape of the Curve: Household Income Distributions in U.S. Cities, 1979-99
  2. Alan Berube, Thacher Tiffany
  3. pp. 195-244
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  1. Homeownership and Younger Households: Progress among African Americans and Latinos
  2. Dowell Myers Gary Painter
  3. pp. 245-265
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  1. Rising Affordability Problems among Homeowners
  2. Patrick A. Simmons
  3. pp. 266-284
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  1. The Sheltered Homeless in Metropolitan Neighborhoods: Evidence from the 1990 and 2000 Censuses
  2. Barrett A. Lee, Chad R. Farrell
  3. pp. 285-310
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  1. Patterns and Trends in Overcrowded Housing: Results from Census 2000
  2. Patrick A. Simmons
  3. pp. 311-330
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 331-332
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 333-349
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  1. Back Cover
  2. pp. 350-350
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780815797678
MARC Record
OCLC
899266286
Pages
348
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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