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Sliding to the Trough: Urban Hardship Trends Before the Great Recession

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Publication Date: November 2009

Publisher(s): Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government

Author(s): Lisa M. Montiel; David J. Wright

Topic: Social conditions (Urban conditions)

Keywords: Metropolitan Areas; Urban Hardship

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


As widely recognized, America's cities and suburbs are mired in the deepest recession in more than a generation. Less understood is that conditions in the nation's metro areas were worsening before the recession hit. This Institute report details how, and which areas suffered most.