Using birth weights to chart the spatial distribution of urban poverty

Katherine O'Regan, Michael Wiseman

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-233
Number of pages17
JournalUrban Geography
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies

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