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The Federal Government in a Segregated Society: Public Employment Exchanges and Housing Programmes

Desmond King

in Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292494
eISBN:
9780191599682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829249X.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

King examines how interventions of the American federal government—namely, the United States Employment Service (USES), federal mortgage assistance, and public housing programmes—mirrored the ... More


Mixed-Income Development in Context: Urban Poverty, Community Development, and the Transformation of Public Housing

Robert J. Chaskin and Mark L. Joseph

in Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226164397
eISBN:
9780226303901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303901.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter places public housing reform policies like the Plan for Transformation in Chicago and HOPE VI (and its successor Choice Neighborhoods) at the national level in the broader historical ... More


Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation

Robert J. Chaskin and Mark L. Joseph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226164397
eISBN:
9780226303901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303901.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book examines the intent, implementation, and emerging outcomes of Chicago’s Plan for Transformation, the largest and most extensive effort in the country to deconcentrate poverty by ... More


Closed-Circuit Television

Brandon C. Welsh and David P. Farrington

in Making Public Places Safer: Surveillance and Crime Prevention

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195326215
eISBN:
9780199943999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326215.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter reviews the scientific evidence on the effectiveness of closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance cameras to prevent crime in public places. CCTV evaluations were carried out in four ... More


The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation

Robert J. Chaskin and Mark L. Joseph

in Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226164397
eISBN:
9780226303901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303901.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In this final chapter, we draw some broad conclusions about mixed-income public housing reform in Chicago, explore what they suggest regarding the promise and perils of this approach as a response to ... More


How Battered Women Lose: Unintended Consequences of Well-Intentioned Legal and Criminal Justice Policies

Michelle L. Meloy and Susan L. Miller

in The Victimization of Women: Law, Policies, and Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199765102
eISBN:
9780199944187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765102.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter investigates the consequences of policies for victims of crime using examples drawn from the larger political arena. As the state becomes more involved in regulating citizens' lives, ... More


Accounting for the Distributional Effects of Noncash Public Benefits

Holly Sutherland and Panos Tsakloglou

in Counting the Poor: New Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860586
eISBN:
9780199932948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860586.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

This chapter extends previous analyses of the distributional effects of welfare programs in rich countries, focusing on three of the most important public transfers in kind, namely, public education ... More


Building a New American Model of Homeownership

Nancy H. Kwak

in A World of Homeowners: American Power and the Politics of Housing Aid

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226282350
eISBN:
9780226282497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226282497.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Single-family homeownership transformed from dream to right in the twentieth century for middle-class white American families. This transformation had international dimensions: up to the early 1940s, ... More


The Night the Roof Caved In

Marcus Anthony Hunter

in Black Citymakers: How The Philadelphia Negro Changed Urban America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199948130
eISBN:
9780199333202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948130.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter takes up discussion of a key issue in examining urban black residents, public housing. Following the deadly collapse of a dilapidated tenement in the Black Seventh Ward, there was a mass ... More


Introduction: Context Matters

Von E. Nebbitt

in Adolescents in Public Housing: Addressing Psychological and Behavioral Health

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148580
eISBN:
9780231519960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148580.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter provides an overview of the main themes covered in the present volume. Public housing is a federal program started by the US Housing Act of 1937, which provided public financing for ... More


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