A new report finds increases in income segregation.
- 08/03/2012 by Jose Santiago (WBAI)
A report released this week by the Washington-based Pew Research Center finds an increase in what the Center calls income segregation. Looking at 2012 Census figures, researchers found an increase in the number of Americans living in poor and wealthy communities - and a decline among those living in middle-class neighborhoods.
The figures appear to show that the middle class is losing ground, with some households moving up on the economic scale, and many others being thrown into poverty.
WBAI's Jose Santiago discussed the report's findings with Rick Frye, Senior Economist with the Pew Research Center...