Over the past three decades the concentration of poverty in americas inner cities has exacerbated a wide range of social problems school delinquency school dropout teenage pregnancy out of wedlock childbirth violent crime and drug abuse are magnified in neighborhoods where the majority of residents are poor. Along the way he explores the cases for and against deconcentrating the poor the programs used to pursue this goal and the research used to evaluate their success clearing the way offers important lessons for policymakers activists and anyone interested in poverty in america. Get this from a library clearing the way deconcentrating the poor in urban america edward g goetz a study of what happens when abstract planning concepts meet the contingencies of politics culture and resource competition within real human communities includes discussion of the lawsuit of . Clearing the way deconcentrating the poor in urban america request this author washington dc urban institute press c2003 description x 313 p ill maps 23 cm portion of title deconcentrating the poor in urban america notes includes bibliographical references p 285 304 and index . Goetz is also the author of clearing the way deconcentrating the poor in urban america 2003 urban institute press shelter burden local politics and progressive housing policy 1993 temple university press and co editor of the new localism comparative urban politics in a global era 1993 sage publications
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