ERIC Number: ED300498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Expanding Opportunities for Urban Minorities: Housing's Role, Broadly Defined.
Schermer, George; And Others
Recognizing the broad range of social and economic limitations associated with residential segregation, the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations initiated a research program to define the extent of these problems and to advance strategies for dealing with them. The initial phase of the project commissioned research papers which were reviewed and discussed at a symposium by members of the legal and advocacy communities. The outcome of the symposium was a shift in emphasis away from residential mobility as a solution to urban minority problems, toward a more balanced policy and research approach emphasizing improved education, employment, and housing opportunities in central cities. The first part of this report synthesizes the findings and policy recommendations contained in the following commissioned papers: (1) "Minorities in Suburbia" (Eunice and George Grier); (2) Metropolitan Housing Opportunities for Poor and Working Class Minorities" (Margery Austin Turner; Douglas B. Page); (3) "Segregated Housing, Educational Inequality, and the Possibility of Urban Integration" (Gary Orfield); (4) "Spatial Mobility, Minority Class Structure, and the Urban Underclass" (Douglas B. Page); (5) "Metropolitan Decentralization, Transit Dependence, and the Employment Isolation of Central City Black Workers" (Yale Rabin); and (6) "The Economic Performance of Minorities in National and Urban Labor Markets" (Wayne Vroman). The second part of the report outlines a research agenda based on these papers which supports a general strategy for expanding opportunities for minorities in urban areas. An extensive bibliography is organized according to the following topics: (1) Education; (2) Transportation; (3) Urban Economic/Employment Patterns; (4) Urban Residential Patterns; (5) Minority Income and Class Structure; (6) Policy and Legal. Statistical data are included on four graphs. A discussion of the research agenda, and the symposium program and a list of attendees are included in the appendices. (FMW)
Descriptors: Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Housing Discrimination, Minority Groups, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Racial Segregation, Research Design, Research Projects, Slums, Social Science Research, Transportation, Urban Demography, Urban Education, Urban Environment, Urban Problems, Urban to Suburban Migration
The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037 ($11 prepaid; commissioned papers also available separately; contact institute for price information).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
Note: Report based upon the Urban Institute Symposium on Residential Mobility and Minority Incomes (Washington, DC, April 21-22, 1988).