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Across the U.S., college towns—localities home to large populations of post-secondary students—display high rates of poverty that may not reliably capture the level of persistent need among non-student residents. This report explains why formal techniques may be insufficient for understanding poverty in Virginia college towns and offers an alternative method for measuring the level of need among the non-student population in these localities.
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Cancer is a leading cause of death in Virginia. Since more than three quarters of cancer cases are diagnosed in people ages 55 and over, the growing proportion of older Virginians signals a significant increase in future cancer incidence. Projecting the likely number of new cancer cases in the next three decades sets the stage for policy development and resource allocation appropriate to cancer’s impact on individuals, families, communities, employers, the Virginia workforce, and an already stressed health care industry scrambling to keep up with demand.
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The last two decades have brought dramatic changes to many American cities. Most cities in the United States in 1990 had a “donut” shape, with wealthier residents in a booming suburban ring surrounding a decaying core. Today cities are increasingly resembling what has been called a new donut – with three, rather than two rings. The center has grown much more desirable to educated, higher-income residents, especially young adults under the age of 35. Poverty, meanwhile, is migrating outwards, creating an “inner ring” of urban and early suburban neighborhoods around the core, where per capita incomes have fallen and education rates are stagnant. Beyond the inner ring, an outer ring of newer and larger suburbs continues to add population.
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Poverty and postsecondary students in college towns
Cancer Projections for Virginia
The Changing Shape of American Cities
Public school enrollment trends
Low-wage employment
Virginia’s regions
New insights on childhood poverty
Immigrants in Virginia
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Migration patterns and aging among Virginia’s regions
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The Virginia Poverty Measure
Working-age Virginians with disabilities
Growing through migration – the story in Virginia
Red state, blue state
Virginia’s health rankings
Blacks in Virginia
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Poverty and the social safety net
Charlottesville City: Census 2010
Undermining economic security
Asians in Virginia
Hispanics in Virginia
Building economic security for Virginia families
Redistricting Virginia
Critical workplace skills for Virginia’s economic vitality
New decade, new estimates
Virginia Medicaid now and under health reform