January 03, 2012

Everyday Sociology Talk: Robert Sampson and how Communities Become Poverty Traps


Robert Sampson, author of Great American City, discusses his research on communities and poverty with Karen Sternheimer.

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This made it so much easier to understand how urban cities that aren't well off can actually get worse just because of the perceptions that some people have of other people that live in those cities, causing them to move out of the city and ultimately hurting the city even more. All it takes is for one person to take pride in the community and to try and help it become something that the rest of the community members can take pride in, creating a movement among the people and making the area a better place.

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