Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Economics and University Honors
Poverty -- United States -- Statistical methods -- Evaluation, Poverty -- United States -- Statistics, Poor -- United States
The localization and concentration of poverty causes many problems throughout the world, and is linked to multiple adverse effects on individuals, households, and society at large. However, determining the relationship between poverty and these affects is limited by the current state of affairs regarding how theory does and does not fit with the indicator variables being used or available. I will attempt to evaluate the current usage of variables and strategies, both how they succeed, and how they fall short in the analysis of concentrated poverty. The results of this analysis should open holes for the development of better indicators and techniques which should in turn further the understanding of concentrated poverty.
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Dyck, Gregory, "Understanding Patterns of Localized Poverty in the United States: Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses in Contemporary Statistical Analysis" (2015). University Honors Theses. Paper 184.