The Presence of Organizational Resources in Poor Urban Neighborhoods:An Analysis of Average and Contextual Effects

  title={The Presence of Organizational Resources in Poor Urban Neighborhoods:An Analysis of Average and Contextual Effects},
  author={Mario Luis Small and Mario Luis Monica McDermott},
  journal={Social Forces},
  pages={1697 - 1724}
Wilson (1987) and others argue that poor neighborhoods lack important organizational resources the middle class takes for granted, such as childcare centers, grocery stores and pharmacies. However, this approach does not distinguish poor neighborhoods from segregated neighborhoods, ignores immigration and neglects city differences. Using Department of Commerce and 2000 Census data for zip codes in 331 MSA/PMSAs, we estimate HGLM models predicting the number of each of 10 organizational… 

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