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Unformatted text preview: of poverty in a few areas to be a problem. I thought they might say that no, poor people should be able to live where they've always lived, or
where they are comfortable because others are in a similar predicament. However, I learned that the social work community fully appreciates that
the concentration of poverty means the concentration of problems, a lack of positive role models and the social networks that
support obtaining employment, poor public schools for those who can least compensate at home, and the withdrawal from pockets of poverty of well-capitalized businesses that provide jobs, goods, and services. The effects of urban sprawl increase as
the physical distance between the haves and the have-nots becomes greater and greater. Probably that's correlated to
social distance. Social isolation for a group of folks in poverty not only robs them of positive role models, but also
feeds the sense of hopelessness. You'd be a pessimist too is everyone you knew and interacted with on a da...
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