EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The Changing Intrametropolitan Location of High-poverty Neighbourhoods in the US, 1990-2000

Thomas Cooke () and Sarah Marchant
Additional contact information
Sarah Marchant: Planning Department, Town of Milford, Town Hall, 1 Union Square, Milford, NH 03055-4240, s.marchant@milford.nh.gov

Urban Studies, 2006, vol. 43, issue 11, 1971-1989

Abstract: The purpose of this research is to explore the changing geographical distribution of high-poverty neighbourhoods both between and within American metropolitan areas between 1990 and 2000. Of particular concern is the relative shift in the number of high-poverty neighbourhoods between central-city, inner-ring and outer-ring suburbs. A classification scheme is developed for identifying these three types of area. The results indicate that there has been an increase in the number of high-poverty neighbourhoods in the urban cores of economically stagnant old industrial cities of the Northeast and an increase in the number of high-poverty inner-ring neighbourhoods in Los Angeles, metropolitan areas in California's Central Valley and a few selected rapidly growing Sunbelt metropolitan areas. The analysis indicates that an increase in the number of urban core high-poverty neighbourhoods is linked to the general health of a metropolitan area's economy and that an increase in the number of inner-ring high-poverty neighbourhoods is linked to rapid population growth.

Date: 2006
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (3) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://usj.sagepub.com/content/43/11/1971.abstract (text/html)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:sae:urbstu:v:43:y:2006:i:11:p:1971-1989

Access Statistics for this article

More articles in Urban Studies from Urban Studies Journal Limited
Bibliographic data for series maintained by SAGE Publications ().

 
Page updated 2020-01-23
Handle: RePEc:sae:urbstu:v:43:y:2006:i:11:p:1971-1989