Suburbanization of poverty

My University of Chicago SSA colleague Scott Allard has written a nice book called Out of Reach. It concerns the changing relationships between place and poverty, and the increasing suburbanization of poverty. He gave a nice interview on CSPAN Book TV. More here.

This is a critical issues in areas such as, well, where I live. The Chicago southland, which is an epicenter of these issues. Before I publish my own book, I hope Scott will explain how he got Brookings’ EJ Dionne and AEI’s Arthur Brooks to supply blurbs on the same book jacket.

PS. My title is poorly chosen for this post. Scott and I were talking suburban poverty this morning.Out of Reach is more broadly concerned with how well we connect the poor to the safety net.

Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect,, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.