Segregation : the rising costs for America
- edited by James H. Carr, Nandinee K. Kutty.
- New York : Routledge, 2008.
- Physical description
- xvi, 352 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Segregation: The Rising Costs for America Edited by James H. Carr and Nandinee K. Kutty Sponsored by The National Fair Housing Alliance Table of Contents 1. The New Imperative for Equality James H. Carr and Nandinee K. Kutty Introduces the issue of residential segregation in America-- provides an overview of the book, and argues that the issue of segregation is not solely about social justice-- in fact, it is increasingly impacting the future competitiveness of the nation and the well-being of all Americans. 2. Origins of Economic Disparities: Historical Role of Housing Segregation Douglas S. Massey Reviews the history of residential segregation in the U.S. and shows that the black ghetto and the hyper-segregated cities of the U.S. are 20th century phenomena. Reviews the discriminatory practices in U.S. housing markets since the turn of the twentieth century-- documents the role played by individuals, private institutions and government institutions in the creation of segregated communities and the resulting stark economic disparities across racial groups. 3. From Credit Denial To Predatory Lending: The Challenge Of Sustaining Minority Homeownership Kathleen C. Engel and Patricia A. McCoy Traces changes in the home mortgage lending industry from a period when credit was scarce to the recent decades when credit has become abundantly available but on unfair and predatory terms for vulnerable households-- shows how the growth of lending abuses against minority communities has made it difficult for these households to sustain homeownership or derive any of the traditional benefits of homeownership-- proposes strategies to purge predatory lending from the housing markets. 4. Housing and Education: The Inextricable Link Deborah McKoy and Jeffrey M. Vincent Establishes the nexus between housing and schools, starting with the basic kernel that housing markets throughout the nation, and in middle class communities in particular, respond to the quality of local schools-- discusses the complex link between housing and education, and the multifaceted educational challenges faced in segregated minority communities-- highlights some recent innovative programs that have tried to leverage the connections between housing and schools in order to improve both. 5. Residential Segregation and Employment Inequality Margery Austin Turner Examines the ways in which residential segregation contributes to employment inequality (including job-access, education, job-quality, and earnings) across racial and ethnic groups-- highlights some empirical findings on the mismatch between neighborhoods and job availability for minority communities-- discusses a variety of policy responses-- advocates fair housing enforcement and inclusionary zoning as tools for opening up suburban jurisdictions to minorities. 6. Impacts of Housing and Neighborhoods on Health: Pathways, Racial/Ethnic Disparities, and Policy Directions Dolores Acevedo-Garcia and Theresa Osypuk Comprehensively examines the link between housing and health-- draws out the connections between housing disparities and health disparities across ethnic groups-- suggests policy directions, including embedding fair housing principles in the regular practice and evaluation of housing assistance programs. 7. Neighborhood Segregation, Personal Networks, and Access to Social Resources Rachel Garshick Kleit Examines the importance of social networks in providing access to social and economic opportunity, and the influence of different types of neighborhoods on social networks-- examines the influence of racial and economic segregation of neighborhoods on the nature of social networks-- offers some recommendations on improving the quality of social networks. 8. Continuing Isolation: Segregation in America Today Ingrid Gould Ellen Highlights progress made over the past few decades in reducing segregation but cautions that major progress remains a future goal-- it concludes that present-day segregation can be explained by the legacy of segregation, discrimination, and current decisions of white households to avoid moving to racially integrated or largely minority communities. 9. Trends in the U.S. Economy: The Evolving Role of Minorities Dean Baker and Heather Boushey Examines trends in the U.S. economy with a particular focus on minority households-- builds the argument that minorities are increasingly a critical element of the nation's labor force and that policies that ensure their economic mobility will enhance national economic performance. 10. The Prospects and Pitfalls of Fair Housing Enforcement Efforts Gregory Squires Reviews the current status of fair housing laws-- highlights weaknesses in the enforcement of these laws-- raises serious policy questions on the consequences of expanding the number of protected classes in an environment of stagnant and even diminished enforcement resources. 11. Attaining a Just (and Economically Secure) Society James H. Carr and Nandinee K. Kutty Reframes the issues of fair housing and access to opportunity structures in the context of the growing economic inequality in the nation and other challenges facing all economic classes in the U.S. today except the very affluent-- argues that the programs needed for an economic lift-off for historically disadvantaged groups are exactly the same programs that would benefit all Americans.
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- Publisher's Summary
- "Segregation: The Rising Costs for America", documents how discriminatory practices in the housing markets through most of the past century, and that continue today, have produced extreme levels of residential segregation that result in significant disparities in access to good jobs, quality education, homeownership attainment and asset accumulation between minority and non-minority households. The book also demonstrates how problems facing minority communities are increasingly important to the nation's long-term economic vitality and global competitiveness as a whole. Solutions to the challenges facing the nation in creating a more equitable society are not beyond our ability to design or implement, and it is in the interest of all Americans to support programs aimed at creating a more just society. The book is uniquely valuable to students in the social sciences and public policy, as well as to policy makers, and city planners.
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