Thursday, March 29, 2007

Spitzer, upstate NY, and Appalachia

Some may recall now Governor Spitzer's comparison of upstate NY to Appalachia during this past fall's gubernatorial campaign. What really is the economic picture of upstate NY, and NY in general? What was it like in past years, and how has it changed?

This book just in is an excellent source for statistics and narrative analysis drawn from the last five censuses: Socioeconomic trends and well-being indicators in New York state, 1950-2000, REF HN79 .N4 E23.

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