Joblessness and poverty in America's central cities: Causes and policy prescriptions
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AbstractTwo paradigms pervade the policy debate on the causes of urban joblessness and poverty: (1) a structural, nonvoluntaristic perspective emphasizing the roles of urban economic change, residential segregation, and spatial and skills mismatches, and (2) a rational-choice, voluntaristic perspective contending that the generosity and ready availability of welfare programs have removed the incentive for poor persons to accept low-paying jobs. This article brings together propositions of each paradigm into a comprehensive theoretical model. The study measured and tested key causal operators of the model for a sample of 67 large U.S. cities, with special attention to race and gender.
All Author(s) ListKasarda JD, Ting KF
Journal nameHousing Policy Debate
Volume Number7
Issue Number2
Pages387 - 419
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsminorities; policy; welfare
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPlanning & Development; PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT; Public Administration; Urban Studies; URBAN STUDIES

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