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When you think of the suburbs, you might think of leafy green lawns, clean houses and — often — privilege. But a new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston adds a dark detail to that bright image: one in four households receiving food stamps in New England is located in the suburbs.
Making things worse is the lack of resources in many suburbs. In urban areas, low-to-moderate income families often have access to services that make life more manageable, like public transportation.
This segment aired on August 14, 2014.