Audio Conference Sponsored by Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, Poverty & Race Research and Action Council (PRRAC), New York University’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Public Policy, and the Urban Institute
Where You Live Matters: Addressing Concentrated Poverty Neighborhoods
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 3 – 4 P.M. EDT
“Location, location, location” has implications beyond real estate. For example, location influences test scores and health outcomes for children. In his just-released book, Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress toward Racial Equality, Patrick Starkey explores and explains why mobility is often an American myth for children who grow up in concentrated poverty neighborhoods, and how place-based disadvantages can be passed on from one generation to the next. Starkey reveals that 72 percent of black families living in concentrated poverty neighborhoods in the 1970’s are still living in similar neighborhoods some 40 years later.
Join Spotlight, along with PRRAC, the Furman Center and the Urban Institute for a national audio conference featuring a discussion with Patrick Starkey about his new research and potential solutions for an urban antipoverty agenda.