Loading, please wait...
:

product description page

Neighbourhood Effects or Neighbourhood Based Problems? : A Policy Context (Paperback)

Neighbourhood Effects or Neighbourhood Based Problems? : A Policy Context (Paperback) - image 1 of 1

About this item

This edited volume critically examines the link between area based policies, neighbourhood based problems, and neighbourhood effects: the idea that living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods has a negative effect on residents’ life chances over and above the effect of their individual characteristics. Over the last few decades, Western governments have persistently pursued area based policies to fight such effects, despite a lack of evidence that they exist, or that these policies make a difference. The first part of this book presents case studies of perceived neighbourhood based problems in the domains of crime; health; educational outcomes; and employment. The second part of the book presents an international overview of the policies that different governments have implemented in response to these neighbourhood based problems, and discusses the theoretical and conceptual processes behind place based policy making. Case studies are drawn from a diverse range of countries including the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Australia, Canada, and the USA.

Genre: Social Science, Science, Political Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: September 16, 2016
TCIN: 51651754
UPC: 9789400798908
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-3929
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.