An Assessment of Poverty Determinants in U.S. Census Tracts, 1970-2010
31 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2019
Date Written: November 13, 2018
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
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