An Assessment of Poverty Determinants in U.S. Census Tracts, 1970-2010

31 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2019

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Carlos Gayán-Navarro

University of Zaragoza - Department of Economic Analysis

Marcos Sanso-Navarro

Universidad de Zaragoza

Fernando Sanz-Gracia

Universidad de Zaragoza

Date Written: November 13, 2018

Abstract

This paper studies the determinants of poverty in the U.S. at the census tract level using a geographically consistent panel data set for 1970-2010. The results are framed within the debate about the optimal design of local development strategies. The main conclusion drawn from our empirical analysis is that place-based and person-centered policies can be considered as complementary rather than as substitutes.

Keywords: poverty, U.S. census tracts, geographically consistent data, local development strategy

JEL Classification: I32, O18, O51, R23

Suggested Citation

Gayán-Navarro, Carlos and Sanso-Navarro, Marcos and Sanz-Gracia, Fernando, An Assessment of Poverty Determinants in U.S. Census Tracts, 1970-2010 (November 13, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3303133 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3303133

Carlos Gayán-Navarro (Contact Author)

University of Zaragoza - Department of Economic Analysis ( email )

50005 Zaragoza
Spain

Marcos Sanso-Navarro

Universidad de Zaragoza ( email )

Facultad de Economía y Empresa
Departamento de Análisis Económico
Zaragoza, 50005
Spain
+34 876 554 629 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://personal.unizar.es/marcossn

Fernando Sanz-Gracia

Universidad de Zaragoza ( email )

Gran Via 2
Zaragoza, 50005
Spain

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