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Cities, growth and poverty - Evidence paper 3: Case studies

Cities, growth and poverty - Evidence paper 3: Case studies

Duncan Adam, Gaby Atfield, Anne Green & Ceri Hughes
07 February 2014

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation commissioned The Work Foundation, the Institute for Employment Research and the London School of Economics to undertake a project on the links between cities, growth and poverty. The main project report – ‘Cities, growth and poverty: a review of evidence’ – is available from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. In addition to this evidence paper, which considers the evidence linking cities, economic growth and poverty, evidence papers relating to the literature review (Evidence Paper 1) and data analysis (Evidence Paper 2). This report presents a series of city case studies, which explore:

  1. The extent to which the drivers of economic growth and poverty alleviation have been/can be determined at city level
  2. The extent to which economic growth has been linked to poverty alleviation, and if so, how this has been/is being done (i.e. the policy levers that have been/ are being used)

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