Housing Segregation and Black Employment: Another Look at the Ghetto Dispersal Strategy
6 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2013
Date Written: May 1, 1979
There is some irony in how the debate about whether black inner-city ghettos should be dispersed or developed has been translated into public policy on revitalization of central city areas. Recall how, a decade ago, vehement defenders of ghetto dispersal were stating that black employment opportunities had been restricted because of housing segregation and suburbanization of jobs. Along with low automobile ownership among ghetto residents and declining low-skill job opportunities in the central business district, housing segregation and suburbanization of jobs were factors ranking high on the list of explanations of why gilding of ghettos should not be encouraged. The alternative offered was ghetto dispersal.
Keywords: Black Employment
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