Poverty and Crime: Breaking a Vicious Cycle of Discrimination
What people often forget, though, is that poverty itself is expensive. Social science research demonstrates that the poor pay more for necessities like housing and food, and debt can have serious consequences beyond just financial. In , low-income households paid over half their income for rent or lived in substandard housing. Further, landlords overcharge tenants in high poverty neighborhoods and those with higher concentrations of African Americans relative to the market value of the property. When families cannot afford basic needs they will make calculated tradeoffs to keep their housing, paying for rent instead of utilities to avoid eviction.
Poverty and Crime: Breaking the Vicious Cycle
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This week marks 10 years of conflict and civil war in Syria. Activists say more than half a million people have died. And the survivors live in ruins. It's the worst food security situation Syria has ever seen. Jomana Qaddour heads the Syria portfolio for the Atlantic Council.