Neighbourhood effect. Considerations from the Moving to Opportunity experiment

Author/s Marco Castrignanò, Carolina Mudan Marelli
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/132 Language Italian
Pages 38 P. 7-44 File size 406 KB
DOI 10.3280/SUR2023-132001
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The cultural and political influence of the theories on poverty concentration and neighbourhood effects in the United States is widely recognised in the American socio-logical literature but is still little discussed in a scientific context such as the Italian one, although it is also manifested more or less consciously in some political approaches and programmes in our country. With the aim of contributing to triggering a debate in our disciplinary sphere as well, this contribution focuses on the largest experiment in geo-graphical and social mobility based on theories of concentration and neighbourhood ef-fects, the Moving to Opportunity, in an attempt to initiate a critical reflection on the im-plications of the concept of poverty concentration and the neighbourhood effect when these are translated into far-reaching policies and programmes.

Keywords: Moving to Opportunity, poverty concentration, neighbourhood effects, resi-dential mobility, North American urban policies, information poverty

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Marco Castrignanò, Carolina Mudan Marelli, Neighborhood effect. Riflessioni a partire dall’esperimento Moving to Opportunity in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 132/2023, pp 7-44, DOI: 10.3280/SUR2023-132001