- Living in concentrated poverty
- Award date
- 16 January 2009
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)
The social consequences of concentrated poverty are a recurring theme in urban policy and have received much attention in academic research in the form of neighborhood efffect studies. This dissertation explores the ways in which living in a disadvantaged neighborhood negatively affects residents' labour market participation and long term socio-economic prospects. By way of a case study in the Netherlands, the research focuses on explanations for neighbourhood effects relating to the population composition of low-income neighborhoods. These include neighborhood-based processes of social isolation, negative socialization, social disorganization and mechanisms relating to the formal social infrastructure.
- Chapter 2 has been published in: Pinkster, Fenne M. and Völker, Beate (2009) 'Local Social Networks and Social Resources in
Two Dutch Neighbourhoods', Housing Studies, 24: 2, 225-242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673030802704329.
Research conducted at: Universiteit van Amsterdam
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