Soon after the civil disturbances following the death of Freddie Gray, a report from Harvard researchers found Baltimore to be about the worst place in the nation for poor children to escape poverty. Despite that grim assessment of social mobility, hundreds of low-income families have managed to move out of poor city neighborhoods to better-off suburban ones using housing vouchers provided by the federal government. Today's podcast examines the importance of place in ending intergenerational poverty in Baltimore
In this podcast:
- 5:39: Sun investigative reporter Doug Donovan, who wrote a lengthy story on the effort to move low-income city families to better neighborhoods using vouchers.
- 27:35: Stefanie DeLuca, Johns Hopkins sociologist who has studied the movement of poor families to better neighborhoods; and Emilia Simeonova, assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business, who has studied how improving family income effects the psychological well-being of children.
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