Flawed Policy Assumptions and HOPE VIJournal of Poverty
AbstractThe policy assumption that it is necessary to place middle-income families into lower-income neighborhoods to disrupt a culture of poverty is deeply flawed. To demonstrate this flaw, a HOPE VI redevelopment project located in the Northwest is profiled. Collective efficacy, which includes social capital, social networks and social control, and self-sufficiency, existed in this multiethnic public housing before HOPE VI. The findings demonstrate that these families experienced a sense of place and a strong work ethic with similar societal values as other income groups in this society.
Citation InformationJanice H. Laakso. "Flawed Policy Assumptions and HOPE VI" Journal of Poverty Vol. 17 Iss. 1 (2013) p. 29 - 46
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