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The Cost of Being Poor: A Comparative Study of Life in Poor Urban Neighborhoods in Gary, Indiana (Suny Series, the New Inequalities)

Professor in the Department of Human and Organizational Development and the School of Divinity Sandra L Barnes

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ISBN 10: 0791464679 / ISBN 13: 9780791464670
Published by State University of New York Press
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Title: The Cost of Being Poor: A Comparative Study ...

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:VERY GOOD

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While the negative effects of urban poverty are well documented, the everyday experiences of urban residents are often absent or secondary in urban studies research. The Cost of Being Poor rectifies this problem by examining both the noneconomic and the often-overlooked economic costs faced by residents of poor urban neighborhoods in Gary, Indiana. Using census, regional, and local data, and in-depth interviews with the residents of Gary, Sandra L. Barnes argues that many people incur costs resulting from the dual dilemma of being poor and residing in a poor urban area. She explores how factors such as race/ethnicity, neighborhood type, and location influence residents' views, coping strategies, and unconventional approaches toward making ends meet. Well written and accessible, this study of Gary's poor urban neighborhoods offers broad findings that apply to other similarly impoverished Rust Belt cities.

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Sandra L. Barnes is Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Purdue University

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