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The high price of being poor in Kentucky : how to put the market to work for Kentucky's lower-income families  Cover Image Book Book

The high price of being poor in Kentucky : how to put the market to work for Kentucky's lower-income families / [Matt al.].

Fellowes, Matthew. (Author). Brooks, Terry. (Added Author). Salley, Valarie. (Added Author). Mabanta, Mia (Added Author). Brookings Institution. Metropolitan Policy Program. (Added Author).


"From Ashland to Paducah and every community in between, Kentucky's lower-income working families often pay a premium for goods and services, making it difficult for them to build wealth, save for their children's futures, and invest in their upward mobility...The good news is that state and local leaders around the country are rallying behind new innovative, practical and low-cost initiatives to lower these prices. With these and other initiatives as models for action, public and private leaders in Kentucky can now also reduce these higher costs of living, and do so in ways that defy the substantial budgetary, economic, and partisan pressures that limit so many efforts to grow the middle class. Through a combination of initiatives that lower business costs, curb unscrupulous behavior, and boost consumer knowledge, public and private leaders can bring down these prices. This report is a roadmap for how to reach this goal and improve the spending power and economic security of lower-income Kentuckians..." -- executive summary (p.4).

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  • Physical Description: 48 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; digital, PDF
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Brookings Institution, Metropolitan Policy Program c2007.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Executive summary" - pp. 4-7
Written by Matt Fellowes, Terry Brooks, Valerie Salley, and Mia Mabanta -- ack.
Based on Fellowes' 2006 Brookings report "From Poverty, Opportunity," which is available from the Brookings web page.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 46-48).
Funding Information Note:
Sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Subject: Low-income consumers > Kentucky
Poor > Finance, Personal > Kentucky
Poverty > Government policy > Kentucky
Price discrimination > Kentucky
Prices > Kentucky
Consumer protection > Kentucky
Economic security > Kentucky

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Covington Branch K 362.976 H638p 2007 (Text) 33126015420080 KY Nonfiction Available -

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