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Reports, publications and articles provide details about the history and geography of poverty in the US and policy responses to poverty over the last 50 years. The studies focus on the level of effort undertaken to alleviate poverty and how it has changed over time. Special reports focus on the relationship between economic development policy such as prison development and other forms of infrastructure development and poverty alleviation. A series of community economic base studies examine the role that natural resources play in timber communities around the US. Supporting reports for the tools provided on the site also are posted in the publications section.

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EDA and ARC Expenditures Analysis Project

Economic Development Administration: Background and History
Tracey L. Farrigan and Amy K. Glasmeier
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Economic Development Administration: Legislative History
Tracey L. Farrigan and Amy K. Glasmeier
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EDA and ARC Expenditures Preliminary Analysis
Larry Wood
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EDA Expenditures Analysis
Lawrence Wood, Amy Glasmeier
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EDA Redevelopment Area Analysis
Lawrence Wood, Amy Glasmeier
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Ford Foundation Community-Based Forestry Project

Economic Base Assessment of Beaufort County, South Carolina
Monitoring and Assessment Team
Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation
The Pennsylvania State University

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Economic Base Assessment of Delta and Montrose Counties, Colorado
Monitoring and Assessment Team
Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation
The Pennsylvania State University

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Economic Base Assessment of Jackson & Josephine Counties, Oregon
Monitoring and Assessment Team
Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation
The Pennsylvania State University

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Economic Base Assessment of Southeastern Ohio: Athens, Meigs, Morgan, & Washington Counties
Monitoring and Assessment Team
Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation
The Pennsylvania State University

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Economic Base Assessment of Sumter County, Alabama
Monitoring and Assessment Team
Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation
The Pennsylvania State University

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Socioeconomic Analysis and Economic Base Assessment of Grant County, New Mexico
Monitoring and Assessment Team
Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation
The Pennsylvania State University

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Socioeconomic Analysis and Economic Base Assessment of Wallowa County, Oregon
Monitoring and Assessment Team
Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation
The Pennsylvania State University

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Living Wage Project

Living Wage and Job Gap Study of Beaufort County, South Carolina
Tracey L. Farrigan and Amy K. Glasmeier
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Broadband Internet Service in Rural and Urban Pennsylvania: A Common Wealth or Digital Divide?
Amy K. Glasmeier, Lawrence E. Wood and Andrew N. Kleit
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The Economic Impacts of the Prison Development Boom on Persistently Poor Rural Places
Tracey L. Farrigan and Amy K. Glasmeier
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Housing the Urban Poor: The Evolution of HUD and Federal Low-Income Housing Policy
Tracey L. Farrigan and Amy K. Glasmeier
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Measuring Economic Distress: A Comparison of Designations and Measures
Amy Glasmeier, Lawrence Wood, Kurt Fuellhart
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The Well-Being of America's Workforce: The Role of the Department of Labor in the Federal Effort to Alleviate Poverty
Tracey L. Farrigan and Amy K. Glasmeier
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