Foon Rhee

April 8, 2016 5:00 AM

The Numbers Crunch: America’s pockets of extreme poverty are getting worse

Recession worsened a trend of poverty becoming more concentrated

Proportion of poor families living in most distressed areas grew in cities hit by housing crash

California’s minimum wage hike will have biggest impact in those cities

Foon Rhee

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