This study utilizes data drawn from municipalities across the Philadelphia metropolitan area to examine trends in poverty amongst communities.While some research has been done on urban and rural poverty, this paper seeks to fill the gap in literature regarding poverty across the subksnurban and metropolitan landscape. A multiple regression model is specified, so as to provide an in depth analysis of observed trends. The central hypothesis that a relationship exists between poverty and labor force participation is tested and affirmed. The implication of this finding, as well as auxiliary findings, are explored and expanded upon. Recommendations are made for more human focused development strategies to alleviate community poverty.
Porreca, Zachary J.
"Poverty and Labor Force Participation Across Metropolitan Philadelphia,"
Undergraduate Economic Review: Vol. 16
, Article 13.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/uer/vol16/iss1/13