ERIC Number: ED054254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Who are the Urban Poor? Revised Edition, Urban Studies Series.
This paper stems from the renewed interest of the Committee for Economic Development (CED) in problems of urban poverty along with a desire to know more about the dimensions of poverty--who the poverty-stricken are, where they are located, how many they are, and why they are poor. The author illuminates and clarifies these questions through assembled data. The concept used in this paper rest on a food-based budget of the Social Security Administration, which results in a conservative definition of poverty. While this is not a paper on policy, it does lay bare a number of policy issues: training and jobs, welfare, institutional perpetuation of poverty, concentration of the poor, and health. (Author/DM)
Descriptors: Demography, Economic Development, Economic Research, Family Characteristics, Institutional Role, Policy Formation, Poverty, Social Characteristics, Urban Areas
Committee for Economic Development, 477 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. ($1.50)
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Authoring Institution: Committee for Economic Development, New York, NY.