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Field of Dreams: Ethel Lawrence Homes Come to Mount Laurel

Douglas S. Massey, Len Albright, Rebecca Casciano, Elizabeth Derickson, and David N. Kinsey

in Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196138
eISBN:
9781400846047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196138.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter describes the construction, organization, and physical appearance of Ethel Lawrence Homes (EHL) and assesses the aesthetics relative to other housing in the area. Bringing affordable ... More


Neighborly Concerns: Effects on Surrounding Communities

Douglas S. Massey, Len Albright, Rebecca Casciano, Elizabeth Derickson, and David N. Kinsey

in Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196138
eISBN:
9781400846047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196138.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter evaluates the outcomes that were of such grave concern to local residents and township officials prior to the project's construction, using publicly available data to determine the ... More


Greener Pastures: Moving to Tranquility

Douglas S. Massey, Len Albright, Rebecca Casciano, Elizabeth Derickson, and David N. Kinsey

in Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196138
eISBN:
9781400846047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196138.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter focuses on a special survey conducted of the residents of Ethel Lawrence Homes (EHL) and nonresidents to assess how moving into the project affected the residential environment people ... More


Affordable Housing: Suburban Solutions to Urban Problems

Douglas S. Massey, Len Albright, Rebecca Casciano, Elizabeth Derickson, and David N. Kinsey

in Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196138
eISBN:
9781400846047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196138.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter reviews the foregoing results and traces out their implications for public policy and for social theory. It argues that neighborhood circumstances do indeed have profound consequences ... More


Rhetoric and Reality: Monitoring Mount Laurel

Douglas S. Massey, Len Albright, Rebecca Casciano, Elizabeth Derickson, and David N. Kinsey

in Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196138
eISBN:
9781400846047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196138.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter outlines the study's design and research methodology, describing the specific data sources consulted to determine the effects of the project on the community and the multiple surveys and ... More


All Things Considered: Neighbors’ Perceptions a Decade Later

Douglas S. Massey, Len Albright, Rebecca Casciano, Elizabeth Derickson, and David N. Kinsey

in Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196138
eISBN:
9781400846047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196138.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter considers the effects of Ethel Lawrence Homes (EHL) on the ethos of suburban life. It draws on a representative survey and selected interviews with neighbors living in surrounding ... More


Tenant Transitions: From Geographic to Social Mobility

Douglas S. Massey, Len Albright, Rebecca Casciano, Elizabeth Derickson, and David N. Kinsey

in Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196138
eISBN:
9781400846047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196138.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter considers whether the move to the Ethel Lawrence Homes (EHL)—and the improved neighborhood conditions it enabled—were sufficient to change the trajectory of people's lives. Systematic ... More


Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb

Douglas S. Massey, Len Albright, Rebecca Casciano, Elizabeth Derickson, and David N. Kinsey

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196138
eISBN:
9781400846047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196138.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Under the New Jersey State Constitution as interpreted by the State Supreme Court in 1975 and 1983, municipalities are required to use their zoning authority to create realistic opportunities for a ... More


Suburban Showdown: The Mount Laurel Controversy

Douglas S. Massey, Len Albright, Rebecca Casciano, Elizabeth Derickson, and David N. Kinsey

in Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196138
eISBN:
9781400846047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196138.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter describes in great detail the Mount Laurel court case and the controversy it generated. It takes a closer look at the emotion and controversy surrounding Mount Laurel's opposition to the ... More


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