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Appearing a few months after the 25th anniversary of the publication of The Truly Disadvantaged, this article critically reflects on some of the more important research on the nature of concentrated poverty that specifically relates to the problem of neighborhood effects. The article then considers whether the response of the policy community has sufficiently addressed the challenges posed.


Wilson, William Julius. "Combating Concentrated Poverty in Urban Neighborhoods." Journal of Applied Social Science 7.2 (September 2013): 135-143.