Investigation of the dynamic geography of urban poverty is complicated by the shortage of data on household situations at the neighbothood level. This paper suggests that institutional data on poverty-related factors such as welfare receipt, unemployment, school-leaving, and crime be used for such study. The approach is illustrated by studying the changing geographic incidence of low birth weights and homicides in Oakland, California.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Urban Studies