New data reveal that income disparity in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon are on par with many major Canadian cities – April 6, 2013 Toronto Star

Update:  A May 20, 2013 New York Times article describes increases in poverty rates in suburban American cities.

An April 6, 2013 Toronto Star article outlines the changing demographics of the Region of Peel. The headline, subhead, and opening paragraphs of the article read:

Peel transformed from middle-class suburbia to income extremes

New data reveal that income disparity in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon are on par with many major Canadian cities.

By:  News reporter, Published on Sat Apr 06 2013

First in a three-part series on the growth of income disparity in Peel Region.

Thirty years ago, the Region of Peel, that sprawling expanse stretching from Mississauga to Caledon, was the definition of middle-class suburbia, an escape from the bustle and grit of Toronto.

The communities that sit in the western shadow of the city have since undergone a dramatic transformation, as an influx of immigrants fuelled a population explosion and made Peel one of the most diverse regions in Canada.

Yet as the region has grown, the economic status of many of its residents has significantly deteriorated, according to new research from the University of Toronto.

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Comment:

An April 2, 2013 New Yorker article addresses what may be viewed as a parallel topic, namely: What happened to the Internet productivity miracle?

 

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