International Journal of Comparative Sociology
Canada, Census, Conventrated poverty, High poverty neighborhoods, Poverty, Survey, United States, Urban places
As compared to Toronto’s poor people, three to four-fold as many of upstate New York’s poor live in severely impoverished neighborhoods, areas where 40% or more of the residents have annual incomes below the federally established low income or poverty criterion. However, the prevalence of such extremely degraded living conditions increased similarly (two-fold) on both sides of the Canadian-US border during the 1980s. This urban problem, of the concentration of poor people, seems to predominantly be an inner-city problem in the US, whereas it was found to be nearly equivalently extant in the inner-city, mid-suburban and outlying suburban areas of metropolitan Toronto.
Gorey, Kevin M.. (1998). Prevalent Low Income Status in Canadian and United States Metropolitan Areas, 1980 and 1990. International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 39 (4), 378-383.