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Income Inequality: Economic Segregation and Children's Educational Attainment

  title={Income Inequality: Economic Segregation and Children's Educational Attainment},
  author={Susan E. Mayer},
Households became more geographically segregated by income in the United States between 1970 and 1990. Research shows that growing up in a poor neighborhood is associated with worse outcomes for children. This suggests that economic segregation may be harmful to children. Economic inequality also increased between 1970 and 1980. Theoretical arguments suggest that the increase in inequality led to the increase in segregation. Using 1970, 1980 and 1990 Census data, I find that an increase in… Expand

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