Analyzing economic inequality in the U.S.

07/31/2013 | Atlantic Cities, The

Racial inequality persists in the U.S., and poverty is often passed down from one generation to the next, according to the book "Stuck in Place" by Patrick Sharkey, a sociologist at New York University. "About half of all black families have lived in the poorest American neighborhoods over the last two generations, compared to just 7% of white families," Sharkey notes in this interview.

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