Child Poverty in Small Cities

We sometimes get fixated on the big cities — it’s easy, most of the decent media outlets remaining are centered in big cities, the major universities cluster around them, and that’s where a lot of the population is.  One consequence is that there’s much less research done in small cities, which both contributes to stereotypes — for example, stereotypes about the poor, about “the urban,” and so forth — and raises questions about how the things we see in the big cities play out in different political-economic-geographical ecologies.   Here’s a short bit that suggests the possibility of different dynamics of poverty.  It’s not that there’s no research on any of these places, of course,

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