Segregation: The Rising Costs for America documents how discriminatory practices in the housing markets through most of the past century, and that continue today, have produced extreme levels of residential segregation that result in significant disparities in access to good jobs, quality education, homeownership attainment and asset accumulation between minority and non-minority households.
The book also demonstrates how problems facing minority communities are increasingly important to the nation's long-term economic vitality and global competitiveness as a whole. Solutions to the challenges facing the nation in creating a more equitable society are not beyond our ability to design or implement, and it is in the interest of all Americans to support programs aimed at creating a more just society.
The book is uniquely valuable to students in the social sciences and public policy, as well as to policy makers, and city planners.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 22 mm
"A work of impressive and seminal scholarship by truly knowledgeable academics and activists, Segregation: The Rising Costs For America is a core addition to professional and academic library collections, and a highly recommended addition to social activist and student reading lists with respect to contemporary race relations in America" -- The Midwest Book Review, August 2008
"In this collection, 15 specialists, a mix of academics and practioners, examine housing discrimination in the US and how it contributes to the poverty of minorities..Recommended." -- E.C. Erickson, Choice
This book is highly recommended to other readers like researchers on segregation and integration issues. Saeid Abbasian Joenkoeping International Business School