Moving to Opportunity: The Story of an American Experiment to Fight Ghetto Poverty

Moving to Opportunity: The Story of an American Experiment to Fight Ghetto Poverty

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Moving to Opportunity tackles one of Americas most enduring dilemmas: the great, unresolved question of how to overcome persistent ghetto poverty. Launched in 1994, the MTO program took a largely untested approach: helping families move from high-poverty, inner-city public housing to low-poverty neighborhoods, some in the suburbs. The books innovative methodology emphasizes the voices and choices of the programs participants but also rigorously analyzes the changing structures of regional opportunity and constraint that shaped the fortunes of those who signed up. It shines a light on the hopes, surprises, achievements, and limitations of a major social experiment. As the authors make clear, for all its ambition, MTO is a uniquely American experiment, and this book brings home its powerful lessons for policymakers and advocates, scholars, students, journalists, and all who share a deep concern for opportunity and inequality in our country.As the authors make clear, for all its ambition, MTO is a uniquely American experiment, and this book brings home its powerful lessons for policymakers and advocates, scholars, students, journalists, and all who share a deep concern for ...


Title:Moving to Opportunity: The Story of an American Experiment to Fight Ghetto Poverty
Author: Xavier de Souza Briggs, Susan J. Popkin, John Goering
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2010-03-03
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