The American Way of Poverty

 

1. In class, we have talked about various aspects of poverty, focusing both on the individual and on the macro economy. How much do individual, cultural and macro factors help in understanding
poverty?

2. How does the suburbanization of poverty complicate our understandings of poverty? In answering this question, you should pay attention to the differences in the reasons for suburban and urban
poverty, the role of place in structuring opportunities for those who are poor and the differences in the composition of the urban and suburban poor populations.