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Opportunities for Making Ends Meet and Upward Mobility: Differences in Organizational Deprivation Across Urban and Suburban Poor Neighborhoods

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  • Alexandra K. Murphy
  • Danielle Wallace
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    Given the recent rise of poverty in U.S. suburbs, this study asks: What poor neighborhoods are most disadvantageous, those in the city or those in the suburbs? Building on recent urban sociological work demonstrating the importance of neighborhood organizations for the poor, we are concerned with one aspect of disadvantage-the lack of availability of organizational resources oriented toward the poor. By breaking down organizations into those that promote mobility versus those that help individuals meet their daily subsistence needs, we seek to explore potential variations in the type of disadvantage that may exist. Copyright (c) 2010 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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    Article provided by Southwestern Social Science Association in its journal Social Science Quarterly.

    Volume (Year): 91 (2010)
    Issue (Month): s1 ()
    Pages: 1164-1186

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:91:y:2010:i:s1:p:1164-1186

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