Neighborhood And Life Chances

Author: Harriet B. Newburger
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 081220008X
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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.

The African American Urban Experience

Author: J. Trotter
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403979162
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CHANCES How do the neighborhood life chances compare both intraracially
and interracially in terms of education, employment, and household structure? “
Underclass” theorists make the claim that life chances are influenced by where a
person lives, based upon analysis of racially segregated neighborhoods where
educational and employment opportunities are limited relative to nonsegregated

Neighborhood Poverty Volume 2

Author: Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
ISBN: 1610440862
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Noting several alternative explanations of how neighborhoods could influence
children's chances, Jencks and Mayer lamented the tendency of researchers to
rely on a “black box” model of neighborhood effects. It is no exaggeration to state
that more studies have been completed in the past few years on the relationship
of neighborhood characteristics to children's life chances than were included in
the entire Jencks and Mayer review. However, when considered as a whole, the

Family Policy And The American Safety Net

Author: Janet Zollinger Giele
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412998948
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Housing,. Neighborhoods,. and. Life. Chances. S. ociologists of the family
typically do not spend very much time on the topic of housing. My guess is that
they consider it a largely material matter that deals with bricks and mortar and
pricing but does not cover the interesting connections between people that are of
greatest interest to sociologists. In recent years, however, social scientists are
beginning to realize that inattention to residential location and housing is a huge
omission of a ...

Life Chances In Turkey

Author: Jesko Hentschel
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821384015
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... urban neighborhoods of Turkey where private and public child-care options
are otherwise limited or too costly. In many countries, particularly in Latin America
, such community-driven informal networks have become pillars of expansion of
ECD services, often supported through public financing within a system of
accreditation and close supervision (Young and Richardson 2007). Governance
and Coordination The governance of ECD programs rests with 56 Life Chances
in Turkey ...

Inner City Poverty In The United States

Author: Laurence E. Lynn (jr.)
Publisher: National Academies
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Children who live in affluent neighborhoods also get into less trouble with the law
and have fewer illegitimate children than children who live in poor
neighborhoods. Similar patterns are found when we compare white
neighborhoods to black neighborhoods. These patterns have convinced many
social scientists, policy analysts, and ordinary citizens that a neighborhood or
school's social composition really influences children's life chances. But this need
not be the case.

Whither Opportunity

Author: Greg J. Duncan
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
ISBN: 1610447514
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This pioneering volume casts a stark light on the ways rising inequality may now be compromising schools’ functioning, and with it the promise of equal opportunity in America.

Institutional Racism

Author: Shirley Jean Better
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780830415793
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The educational norm in America is neighborhood schools. Most families of
Middle America send their children to a local school, one within two miles or less
of their home. Thus, the neighborhood in which you reside becomes crucial in the
determination of the quality of your education. The quality of education, like
housing, depends on what you are able to afford. Minorities restricted to certain
living areas, often regardless to income, have their life chances curtailed by the
quality of the ...

From Neurons To Neighborhoods

Author: Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309069882
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This reflects a belief that community and neighborhood conditions are important
determinants of children's experiences and opportunities, and hence, life
chances. Most research on neighborhood effects has focused on adolescents,
whose time away from their homes may make them more susceptible than young
children to neighborhood influences. Young children's interactions with people
and institutions outside their immediate families have been relatively limited in
scope and ...


Author: Carl H. Nightingale
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226580741
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3 On the consequences of segregation, see, for example, Melvin L. Oliver and
Thomas M. Shapiro, Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial
Inequality (New York: Routledge, 1995); Harriet B. Newburger, Eugenie L. Birch,
and Susan M. Wachter, eds., Neighborhood and Life Chances: How Place
Matters in Modern America (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011
). 4 Quotation from Javier Auyero, “'This Is a Lot Like the Bronx, Isn't It?': Lived
Experiences ...