RACINE, WISCONSIN

Possible leaderDavid J. Pate, Jr. (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

Type of poverty: Skill mismatch

Racine, a small-town site, has languished largely unstudied, which is unfortunate because it's perhaps the best example of "supply-side poverty" generated by a mismatch between an unskilled reserve army of labor and a burgeoning number of high-skill jobs. 

 
Racine, Wisconsin  |  © MKE Railscenes

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