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

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Moving to Opportunity tackles one of America's 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 book's innovative methodology emphasizes the voices and choices of the program's 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.

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780195392845
SKU 212076074
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0195392841
Release Date 3/1/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0305
Publisher Oxford University Press
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