The 1980s brought many changes in the income and poverty levels of people in the Twin Cities and across the state. A detailed analysis of the 1990 Census helps shed some light on the nature of these changes. Findings include: Minnesota households are generally better off than in 1980; the poorest, however, are worse off; outstate Minnesota is falling behind the metro area; and high levels of single-parent families are making the high levels of poverty among the state's minority populations even higher. This monograph is the first in a series that shows what the 1990 Census has to say about Minnesota.
Tichy, John; Craig, William J..
Income and Poverty. First in the series, What the 1990 Census Says About Minnesota..
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
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