Poverty and Connecting to Opportunity in Philadelphia
Published December 6, 2017
17 min
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    The national poverty rate has gradually declined, but poverty in Philadelphia remains stubbornly high at 25.7 percent—the highest among the nation’s 10 largest cities. We discuss the story behind the numbers with Larry Eichel, who leads Pew’s Philadelphia research initiative, and Matt Bergheiser of University City District, who talks about an innovative program that provides job training and placement for local residents. To learn more, visit pewtrusts.org/afterthefact.
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