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A Qualitative Census of Rural and Urban Poverty

TitleA Qualitative Census of Rural and Urban Poverty
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsAlexander, JT, Andersen, R, Cookson, P. W., J, Edin, K, Fisher, J, Grusky, DB, Mattingly, M, Varner, C
JournalAnnals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Volume672
Pagination143-161
Type of ArticleArticle
Keywordscensus, everyday life, Poverty, Qualitative Research
Abstract

If we want to build authentic evidence-based policy, we need a strong descriptive foundation of evidence on the everyday experience of poverty. The National Poverty Study (NPS), which is currently in development, provides this foundation with a new “qualitative census” of the everyday conditions of poverty in rural, suburban, and urban sites. The NPS will allow us to build new evidence-based theories of poverty, evaluate and improve existing place-based antipoverty policies, validate official poverty measures, and assist local communities in improving the safety net for vulnerable populations. © 2017, © 2017 by The American Academy of Political and Social Science.