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Income and Poverty in Minnesota.

Craig, William J. and John Tichy.

An analysis of the 1990 Census explodes some myths about Minnesota, as well as highlighting changes over the past decade. The disappearing middle class is alive and well--better off than it was in 1980. But the improvement comes because women and men are spending more time in the workplace and less with their families. Minnesota's poorest households are worse off than a decade ago. Outstate Minnesota is falling behind the metro area. Minnesota is still well above national norms for income but is becoming less so. Poverty rates are higher for minority groups than for whites, but in every minority group at least 40 percent are middle class or higher and most groups seem to be catching up with white income levels, though slowly. This article summarizes some of the findings from CURA's Income and Poverty, the first in a series on What the Census Says About Minnesota.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
25 (3): 1-7.
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Reporter 25 (3)