Moving, But to Opportunity? Examining Neighborhood Relocation
By Chicago Policy Review
The widening income gap in American society has left many Americans facing the difficult odds imposed by extreme poverty. With limited access to education, employment opportunity, and social services–along with higher rates of exposure to crime and violence–residents of high-poverty neighborhoods often experience poor health and economic outcomes. An ongoing debate has questioned the role of racial and income segregation in shaping these outcomes. But does moving to a less distressed area really increase residents’ health, wealth, and happiness?
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