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While the nation's GDP has doubled in the last thirty years, significant increases in family income have been restricted to a small subset of the American population. This disjunct between national economic growth and stagnating incomes in all but the very top tier of the population corresponds with increasing economic inequality and a lack of social and economic mobility. As a consequence, neighborhoods and metropolitan areas have become more polarized. Stark geographic differences in levels of poverty, income, health outcomes, job opportunities, lifetime earning potential, and educational attainment highlight the degree to which place matters in terms of social and economic opportunity.

Shared Prosperity in America's Communities examines this place-based disparity of opportunity and suggests what can be done to ensure that the benefits of economic growth are widely shared. Contributors' essays explore social and economic mobility throughout the country to illuminate the changing geography of inequality, offer a portfolio of strategies to address the challenges of place-based inequality, and show how communities across the nation are implementing change and building a future of shared prosperity. Approaching the problem from the vantage point of economics, sociology, and public policy, Shared Prosperity in America's Communities offers a timely analysis of the country's growing socioeconomic and geographic division and shows how communities can respond to the challenge of economic inequality to build a nation of opportunity for all.

Contributors: J. Cameron Anglum, Timothy J. Bartik, Chris Benner, Angela Glover Blackwell, Anthony P. Carnevale, Raj Chetty, Rebecca Diamond, Lei Ding, Paul A. Jargowsky, David N. Karp, Elizabeth Kneebone, Douglas S. Massey, Jeremy Nowak, Manuel Pastor, Victor Rubin, Chris Schildt, Nicole Smith, Margery Austin Turner, Susan M. Wachter, Zachary D. Wood

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Part I: Social and Economic Mobility in America's Communities
  2. pp. 5-6
  1. 1. Socioeconomic Mobility in the United States: New Evidence and Policy Lessons
  2. Raj Chetty
  3. pp. 7-19
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  1. 2. Neighborhoods and Segregation
  2. Paul A. Jargowsky
  3. pp. 20-40
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  1. 3. The Changing Geography of Disadvantage
  2. Elizabeth Kneebone
  3. pp. 41-56
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  1. 4. U.S. Workers’ Diverging Locations: Causes and Inequality Consequences
  2. Rebecca Diamond
  3. pp. 57-70
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  1. Part II: How to Encourage Growth and Expand Opportunity
  2. pp. 71-72
  1. 5. Building Shared Prosperity Through Place-Conscious Strategies That Reweave the Goals of Fair Housing and Community Development
  2. Margery Austin Turner
  3. pp. 73-90
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  1. 6. Confronting the Legacy of American Apartheid
  2. Douglas S. Massey
  3. pp. 91-101
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  1. 7. Expanding Educational Opportunity in Urban School Districts
  2. Paul A. Jargowsky, Zachary D. Wood, J. Cameron Anglum, David N. Karp
  3. pp. 102-117
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  1. 8. Preparing Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s Jobs
  2. Anthony P. Carnevale, Nicole Smith
  3. pp. 118-128
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  1. 9. Labor-Demand-Side Economic Development Incentives and Urban Opportunity
  2. Timothy J. Bartik
  3. pp. 129-148
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  1. Part III: Shared Prosperity: Perspectives on Equitable and Inclusive
  2. pp. 149-150
  1. 10. Equitable and Inclusive Growth Strategies for American Cities
  2. Victor Rubin, Angela Glover Blackwell, Chris Schildt
  3. pp. 151-172
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  1. 11. The Fragility of Growth in a Post-Industrial City
  2. Jeremy Nowak
  3. pp. 173-191
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  1. 12. Fostering an Inclusive Metropolis: Equity, Growth, and Community
  2. Chris Benner, Manuel Pastor
  3. pp. 192-212
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 213-222
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  1. References
  2. pp. 223-252
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 253-260
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 261-272
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 273-274
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780812292404
Related ISBN
9780812247855
MARC Record
OCLC
942703645
Pages
240
Launched on MUSE
2016-03-04
Language
English
Open Access
No
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