SpringerBriefs in Geography

America’s Poorest and Most Affluent Counties, 1980 to 2010

Authors: Shaw, Wendy

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  • Explores spatial aspects of both poverty and affluence in the U.S
  • Focuses on national level geographies using the spatial scale of the county
  • Reveals the geographic landscape of inequality in the U.S. from 1980 to 2010
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This book explores the changing spatial distribution of the United States of America's poorest and most affluent counties over the 30 years from 1980 to 2010. While overall rates of poverty have changed somewhat during this period, the geography of counties where affluence and poverty rates are the highest have also shifted as economic fortunes wax and wane. The spatial understanding of poverty and affluence is an important dimension of addressing the complex economic and social contexts within which poverty occurs, and which vary substantially depending on several factors. While there has been significant focus on poverty in the United States, including some analysis of its spatial characteristics, since the 1960s there has been relatively little research on the concomitant geography of affluence. The geographies of poverty and affluence analyzed in this book give a view of spatial economic segregation. Spatial aspects of both the poorest and most affluent counties are focused on, as well as the changing gap and relative geographies between rich and poor over three decades.  

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Dr. Wendy Shaw is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Geographic Information Sciences at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She received her MS in Geography from the University of Arkansas and a PhD in Geography from the University of Georgia in 1994. Her research interests focus on spatial aspects United States poverty, and the spatial inequality that exists based on characteristics such as race, gender, and educational opportunity.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
America’s Poorest and Most Affluent Counties, 1980 to 2010
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Geography
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-75340-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-75340-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-75339-9
Series ISSN
2211-4165
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 64
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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