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october 26 - Inner City Social Problems o Underclass =...

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10/26/06 Inner City Social Problems o Underclass = inner city residents in an unending cycle of economic and social problems Lack of jobs skills Homeless (about 1/3 of the homeless people in America had been previously released from institutions) Culture of poverty (feelings of hopelessness) Crime Ethnic and racial segregation Inner city economic problems o Low income residents + public services Costs of needed services vs. ability to fund them o Increasing taxes vs. expanding tax base (usual option) o Decreasing federal funding o Annexation Taking another area as part of your city Historically, it was a privilege to be part of a city. Now, however, with various economic problems and crime associated with inner cities, people try not to be part of the inner cities. Suburbs o Peripheral model Points to problems of sprawl and segregation C. Harris (multiple nuclei model) Inner city surrounded by suburbs Peripheral areas lack many city problems
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