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by Xavier de Souza Briggs,Susan J. Popkin,John Goering


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by Xavier de Souza Briggs (Author), Susan J. Popkin (Author), John Goering (Author) & 0 more. Moving to Opportunity insightfully reveals how the fight against ghetto poverty is more than just overcoming economic deprivation

by Xavier de Souza Briggs (Author), Susan J. ISBN-13: 978-0195392845. Moving to Opportunity insightfully reveals how the fight against ghetto poverty is more than just overcoming economic deprivation. It also involves improving safety and feelings of security and therefore increasing freedom from fear. A number of questions remain about the effects of the MTO experiment. However, the striking reduction in anxiety and depression for women and girls is not one of them.

Briggs et al. (2010) reported similarly high mobility rates for MTO households by the time of the interim survey

Briggs et al. (2010) reported similarly high mobility rates for MTO households by the time of the interim survey. Beyond this point, additional moves are associated with marginal reductions in neighborhood satisfaction.

called Moving to Opportunity took shape and also how it affected the lives of very poor. America’s ghetto problem including programs and supportive

called Moving to Opportunity took shape and also how it affected the lives of very poor. people in Boston, Los Angeles, and New York. ’ (p. 13). Under MTO public housing. residents were randomly assigned to one of three groups: a control group that remained in. public housing, a comparison group that continued to participate in the regular housing. America’s ghetto problem including programs and supportive. housing for large numbers of ‘‘hard-to-house’’ families.

Moving to Opportunity tackles one of America's most enduring dilemmas: the great, unresolved question of how to overcome persistent ghetto poverty

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.

In 2010, Xavier de Souza Briggs, Susan J. Popkin and John Goering published "Moving to Opportunity: The Story of an American Experiment to Fight Ghetto Poverty"

In 2010, Xavier de Souza Briggs, Susan J. Popkin and John Goering published "Moving to Opportunity: The Story of an American Experiment to Fight Ghetto Poverty". Their ethnographic work, conducted with financial support from HUD, adds an in-depth qualitative dimension to the experiment's findings by relating the stories of the families involved

Moving to Opportunity tackles one of America's most enduring dilemmas: the great, unresolved question of how to overcome persistent ghetto poverty

Moving to Opportunity tackles one of America's most enduring dilemmas: the great, unresolved question of how to overcome persistent ghetto poverty.

The key assumption behind MTO was that moving to better neighborhoods lead to better lives (p. 14), but the results up to now have been extremely modest an. .

Xavier De Souza Briggs, Susan Popkin, and John Goering have written a brilliant, highly readable book that should help us to understand how an ambitious social experiment called Moving to Opportunity took shape and also how it affected the lives of very poor people in Boston, Los Angeles, and New York.

Moving to Opportunity book. Moving to Opportunity tackles one of America's most enduring dilemmas: the great, unresolved question of how to overcome persistent ghetto poverty

Moving to Opportunity book. Moving to Opportunity tackles one of America's most enduring dilemmas: the great, unresolved question of how to overcome persistent ghetto poverty.

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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.

Comments: (4)

Sinredeemer
I am an autistic man. I once lived on Subsidized Housing Programs and other special medical programs for the disabled. My apartment home in Baltimore City was a total and utter ghetto dump. I applied for and was granted a Moving to Opportunity Section 8 Certificate. I moved from a nasty apartment in Baltimore City to a far nicer apartment in an only slightly run down area in Columbia, Maryland. I lived close to a college. I went to Maryland division of vocational rehabilitation services and got training help. I eventually took college computer classes got a 4.0 GPA, got a good job as an intern in the Federal Gov't. The good job led to a great permanent job the first I held longer than 6 months. I became the success I am today all because of this program called, Moving to Opportunity.

This Moving to Opportunity changed my life for the better in ways so complete no words could do it justice. I grew up in a lower middle class black family. I was used to having nice if basic things. I was not used to life on disability and Section 8, I was used to better. Living in upscale Columbia, Maryland on Section 8 put me close enough to people making good money and living well that it reminded me of my carefree roots when I could afford basic nice things. I grew to want my old life back bad enough to make the Move To Opportunity pay off. I worked hard and became a success.

When I saw the book and its subject and I had to read it because this is the program that opened the door to my successful future. The Moving To Opportunity program may not have worked for some but for me it was a smashing success. I grew up in a home with nice things. I grew up accustomed to living comfortably. All that section 8 crap and horrid neighbohoods was not thw custom in which I was raised. I moved out on my own and as an autistic man, I lacked social and cognitive skills needed to work even the most basic job. Moving to Columbia, Maryland and its upscale environment was a wake up call for me to pull myself out of the gutter.

Moving to Opportunity was my wake up call and I thank God every day of my life for this program. the Moving to Opportunity Program was easily one of the biggest blessings in my ENTIRE life.
Quphagie
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Heraly
The Bible to understang MTO demonstration!
Samut
Excellent information and clear description of the socioeconomic problems the poor and working poor encounter. Should be required reading for Congress.
Moving to Opportunity: The Story of an American Experiment to Fight Ghetto Poverty download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Xavier de Souza Briggs,Susan J. Popkin,John Goering
ISBN: 0195392841
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (March 31, 2010)
Pages: 320 pages