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The Resource Neighborhood and life chances : how place matters in modern America, edited by Harriet B. Newburger, Eugenie L. Birch, and Susan M. Wachter

Neighborhood and life chances : how place matters in modern America, edited by Harriet B. Newburger, Eugenie L. Birch, and Susan M. Wachter

Label
Neighborhood and life chances : how place matters in modern America
Title
Neighborhood and life chances
Title remainder
how place matters in modern America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Harriet B. Newburger, Eugenie L. Birch, and Susan M. Wachter
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Does the place where you lived as a child affect your health as an adult? To what degree does your neighbor's success influence your own potential? The importance of place is increasingly recognized in urban research as an important variable in understanding individual and household outcomes. Place matters in education, physical health, crime, violence, housing, family income, mental health, and discrimination--issues that determine the quality of life, especially among low-income residents of urban areas. Neighborhood and Life Chances: How Place Matters in Modern America brings together researchers from a range of disciplines to present the findings of studies in the fields of education, health, and housing. The results are intriguing and surprising, particularly the debate over Moving to Opportunity, an experiment conducted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, designed to test directly the effects of relocating individuals away from areas of concentrated poverty. Its results, while strong in some respects, showed very different outcomes for boys and girls, with girls more likely than boys to experience positive outcomes. Reviews of the literature in education and health, supplemented by new research, demonstrate that the problems associated with residing in a negative environment are indisputable, but also suggest the directions in which solutions may lie. The essays collected in this volume give readers a clear sense of the magnitude of contemporary challenges in metropolitan America and of the role that place plays in reinforcing them. Although the contributors suggest many practical immediate interventions, they also recognize the vital importance of continued long-term efforts to rectify place-based limitations on lifetime opportunities
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Newburger, Harriet B
Dewey number
304.2/30973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
HT123
LC item number
.N355 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Wachter, Susan M
  • Birch, Eugenie Ladner
  • Newburger, Harriet
Series statement
City in the twenty-first century
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  • Place (Philosophy)
  • Neighborhoods
  • Cities and towns
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Cities and towns
  • Neighborhoods
  • Place (Philosophy)
  • United States
Label
Neighborhood and life chances : how place matters in modern America, edited by Harriet B. Newburger, Eugenie L. Birch, and Susan M. Wachter
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-349) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. People and places : heath, education, and safety -- pt. 2. Geographies of opportunity -- pt. 3. Moving people out of poverty -- pt. 4. Segregation : the power of place
Control code
793012552
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 368 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812200089
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812200089
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt35c78d
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)793012552
Label
Neighborhood and life chances : how place matters in modern America, edited by Harriet B. Newburger, Eugenie L. Birch, and Susan M. Wachter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-349) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. People and places : heath, education, and safety -- pt. 2. Geographies of opportunity -- pt. 3. Moving people out of poverty -- pt. 4. Segregation : the power of place
Control code
793012552
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 368 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812200089
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812200089
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35c78d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793012552

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