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Neighborhoods, cities, and economic mobility

Date Added to Library: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 15:36
Priority: 
high
Individual Author: 
Sharkey, Patrick
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Research Methodology: 
Place Published: 
New York, NY
Published Date: 
05/16/2016
Published Date (Date): 
Monday, May 16, 2016
Publication: 
The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences
Volume: 
2
Issue Number: 
2
Page Range: 
159-177
Year: 
2016
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Abstract: 

Most of the research literature explaining the level of economic mobility in the United States focuses on characteristics of individuals or families. This article expands the focus beyond the individual and the family to consider features of communities and cities. Although evidence is strong that features of neighborhoods and cities have causal effects on individual economic mobility, there is much less evidence on the most relevant mechanisms. The article reviews the available evidence at both levels of analysis before concluding with a discussion of the implications for social policy. (author abstract)

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Page Count: 
19
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