Departmental Papers (Sociology)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

1999

Publication Source

Urbana

Volume

26

Start Page

25

Last Page

35

Abstract

Almost by definition the concentration of poverty is associated with the concentration of family problems and less well functioning communities. Researchers have had no problem documenting that crime, drug abuse, mental health problems, and school failure are all disproportionately located in the poorer communities in the United States, especially in very poor neighborhoods. However, for the author, that correlation of low income communities and problem behavior or low achievement among children does not necessarily demonstrate that families and children behave differently because they grow up in low income communities.

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Date Posted: 12 June 2017