New publication on Hispanic concentrated poverty

PhD candidate Sarah Ludwig-Dehm and Population Research Institute (PRI) associate John Iceland recently published their study, “Hispanic Concentrated Poverty in Traditional and New Destinations,” in the Population Research and Policy Review. They found that Hispanics who settled in cities less common for Hispanic settlement reported lower levels of concentrated poverty than ones who chose to live in traditional relocation areas.   

The researchers reviewed data gathered by the American Community Survey, between 2010 to 2014, and discovered the discrepancy in concentrated poverty experiences. They concluded that this may be due to factors at the city level, such as ethnic residential segregation, Hispanic poverty rate, and the percentage of foreign-born Hispanics in a city. Ludwig-Dehm and Iceland’s findings reinforce previous conclusions of the connection between new destinations and reduced Hispanic concentrated poverty as well as expands knowledge of Hispanic distribution patterns.

This study is supported by the PRI, part of Penn State University’s Social Science Research Institute, as well as by the National Institutes of Health.