Does Gentrification Harm the Poor?

  title={Does Gentrification Harm the Poor?},
  author={Jacob L. Vigdor},
  journal={Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs},
  pages={133 - 182}
  • Jacob L. Vigdor
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • Economics
  • Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs
For several decades, social scientists have tracked the fiscal health of American central cities with some degree of concern. Suburbanization, spawned by technological innovations, consumer preferences, and at least to some extent by government policy, has selectively pulled affluent households out of urban jurisdictions.1 The leaders of these jurisdictions are left with the prospect of satisfying more concentrated demands for services with a dwindling tax base, realizing that further… 
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