Poverty and place : ghettos, barrios, and the American city /

Today more than eight million Americans live in neighborhoods of extreme economic deprivation, social isolation, and often terrifying violence. The number of ghettos, barrios, and slums in the United States has more than doubled since 1970, and the proportion of the poor who live in them has risen d...

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Main Author: Jargowsky, Paul A.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Russell Sage Foundation, ©1997.
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Table of Contents:
  • ch. 1. Studying neighborhood poverty
  • ch. 2. Neighborhood poverty between 1970 and 1990
  • ch. 3. Neighborhood poverty in 1990
  • ch. 4. Characteristics of high-poverty neighborhoods
  • ch. 5. Theory and evidence on inner-city poverty
  • ch. 6. Analysis of neighborhood poverty
  • ch. 7. Chaos or community? directions for public policy.