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Document Number: 10992

The Rise of Residential Segregation by Income - Residential segregation by income increased over the past 30 years across the United States and in 27 of 30 largest metropolitan areas. Related to the rise in income inequality, these increases contributed to the shrinkage of middle class neighborhoods. Findings from the analysis have implications for schools that, more and more, will have student bodies that are less middle class and more either lower income or upper income. (Richard Fry and Paul Taylor, Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends, August 2012)...

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