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Does spatial concentration of disadvantage contribute to social exclusion?

Nick Buck and Ian Gordon

in City matters

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2004 | ISBN: 9781861344458
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301868 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861344458.003.0013
Does spatial concentration of disadvantage contribute to social exclusion?

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This chapter examines the influence of the spatial concentration of disadvantage on social exclusion in cities in Great Britain. It attempts to answer the question of whether it is possible to identify the negative effects of living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods on individual life chances. The chapter suggests that in developing future urban policy, it is important to move away from simple assumptions about neighbourhood effects, and to consider more specifically what relevant processes may be generating these effects and how policy might modify them.

Keywords: social exclusion; cities; Great Britain; disadvantaged neighbourhoods; life chances; urban policy

Chapter.  7355 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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