Neighborhood and Life Chances

Neighborhood and Life Chances brings together researchers from a range of disciplines to demonstrate that place matters in education, physical health, crime, violence, housing, family income, mental health, and discrimination—issues that determine the quality of life among low-income residents of urban areas.

Neighborhood and Life Chances
How Place Matters in Modern America

Edited by Harriet B. Newburger, Eugenie L. Birch, and Susan M. Wachter

2011 | 392 pages | Cloth $59.95 | Paper $28.95
Sociology | Public Policy
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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

Preface
—Eugenie L. Birch, Harriet B. Newburger, and Susan M. Wachter

PART I. PEOPLE AND PLACES: HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND SAFETY
Chapter 1. Health and Residential Location
—Janet Currie
Chapter 2. The Place of Race in Health Disparities: How Family Background and Neighborhood Conditions in Childhood Impact Later-Life Health
—Rucker C. Johnson
Chapter 3. Educational Interventions: Their Effects on the Achievement of Poor Children
—Brian A. Jacob and Jens Ludwig
Chapter 4. Before or After the Bell? School Context and Neighborhood Effects on Student Achievement
—Paul A. Jargowsky and Mohamed El Komi
Chapter 5. Neighborhoods, Social Interactions, and Crime: What Does the Evidence Show?
—Steven Raphael and Michael A. Stoll
Chapter 6. Daily Activities and Violence in Community Landscapes
—Douglas J. Wiebe and Charles C. Branas

PART II. GEOGRAPHIES OF OPPORTUNITY
Chapter 7. Exploring Changes in Low-Income Neighborhoods in the 1990s
—Ingrid Gould Ellen and Katherine O'Regan
Chapter 8. Reinventing Older Communities Through Mixed-Income Development: What Are We Learning from Chicago's Public Housing Transformation?
—Mark L. Joseph
Chapter 9. Reinventing Older Communities: Does Place Matter?
—Janet Rothenberg Pack

PART III. MOVING PEOPLE OUT OF POVERTY
Chapter 10. An Overview of Moving to Opportunity: A Random Assignment Housing Mobility Study in Five U.S. Cities
—Lisa A. Gennetian, Lisa Sanbonmatsu, and Jens Ludwig
Chapter 11. How Does Leaving High-Poverty Neighborhoods Affect the Employment Prospects of Low-Income Mothers and Youth? Evidence from the Moving to Opportunity Experiment
—Xavier de Souza Briggs, Elizabeth Cove, Cynthia Duarte, and Margery Austin Turner
Chapter 12. Teens, Mental Health, and Moving to Opportunity
—Susan Clampet-Lundquist
Chapter 13. Changing the Geography of Opportunity by Helping Poor Households Move Out of Concentrated Poverty: Neighborhood Effects and Policy Design
—George Galster

PART IV. SEGREGATION: THE POWER OF PLACE
Chapter 14. Are Mixed Neighborhoods Always Unstable? Two-Sided and One-Sided Tipping
—David Card, Alexandre Mas, and Jesse Rothstein
Chapter 15. Preferences for Hispanic Neighborhoods
—Fernando Ferreira
Chapter 16. Increasing Diversity and the Future of U.S. Housing Segregation
—Robert DeFina and Lance Hannon
Chapter 17. Understanding Racial Segregation: What Is Known About the Effect of Housing Discrimination?
—Stephen L. Ross

Contents
Notes
Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments