Concentrated Poverty Wanes, Researchers Say

The number of poor people isolated in high poverty neighborhoods has declined, demographic researchers studying the 2000 Census say. Researchers credit changes in public housing, welfare reform, tax credits for the poor and the booming economy of the 1990s for the decline. Hear NPR's Cheryl Corley.

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