New York Times Article on NYC Poverty Cites Social Explorer’s Andrew Beveridge by Sydney Beveridge
Following up on the release of the latest American Community Survey data, New York Times reporter Sam Roberts explored the demographics of New York City poverty using analyses from Social Explorer’s Andrew Beveridge.
In the article, “N.Y. Poverty Data Paint Mixed Picture,” he writes:
In a departure from the national picture, family income rose slightly in New York City in 2008 from 2007, and the proportion of poor people was virtually unchanged, according to census figures released Tuesday.
Still, the city and surrounding region had its share of grim news: The Bronx remained the country’s poorest urban county; the income gap in Manhattan was still higher than in any other county; and the poverty rate in Connecticut rose faster than in any other state.
The article also states that:
An analysis by Andrew A. Beveridge, a demographer at Queens College, found that the share of income in Manhattan going to the wealthiest declined slightly in 2008, signaling an end to the boom.
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