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The Exchange

Poverty Moves to the Suburbs

Kayla Wicker

Rural and inner-city poverty often get most of the attention, but now, poverty in American suburbia is growing fastest. We're looking at why this is happening, how these trends play out in New Hampshire, and the ways in which low-income struggles here differ.





  • Dennis Delay  -  economist at the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies and the New Hampshire Forecast Manager for the New England Economic Partnership
  • Elizabeth Kneebone - Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution and co-author of the book Confronting Suburban Poverty in America.  She's in New Hampshire this week for an event at St. Anselm College
  • Beth Mattingly  -  director of research on vulnerable families at the Carsey School of Public Policy at UNH

and joining us by phone,

  • Gale Hennessy  -   executive director of Southern NH Services

You can find Elizabeth's research on the website accompanying her book Confronting Suburban Poverty in America here.

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