Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 23 October 2019

Abstract and Keywords

This article examines neighborhood poverty in the metropolis, a perspective known as “new metropolitan reality”—as opposed to one that is fixated on the central city. It first considers three bodies of research that make it possible to understand neighborhood poverty in the metropolis: the political economy of place, the economic causes of concentrated poverty, and household mobility patterns. It then reviews recent population trends in the United States that support the metropolitan perspective on poverty. It also explores neighborhood poverty on the ground by focusing on ethnographic research on poor neighborhoods in particular places. Finally, it discusses research on the effects of poor neighborhoods on residents and asks whether current policy approaches are equipped to address the new metropolitan reality of poverty.

Keywords: neighborhood poverty, metropolis, new metropolitan reality, poor neighborhoods, political economy, household mobility, population trends, ethnographic research

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.