Thursday, June 01, 2006

Wal-mart and county poverty rates

Penn State's Stephan Goetz and Hema Swaminathan are making waves with a paper just published on the relationship between the growth of Wal-mart and county poverty rates. Here is a press release on their article "Wal-Mart and County-Wide Poverty" in the June issue of Social Science Quarterly. There is an earlier verion of their paper available here.

From an earlier post, but this brings to mind the video put together by Thomas Holmes at the Univ. of Minnesota: "The Diffusion of Walmart and the Economics of Density" (.wmv file)

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