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ERIC Number: EJ1199958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Book Deserts: The Consequences of Income Segregation on Children's Access to Print
Neuman, Susan B.; Moland, Naomi
Urban Education, v54 n1 p126-147 Jan 2019
We examine the influence of income segregation on a resource vital to young children's development: a family's access to books in early childhood. Income segregation reflects the growing economic segregation of neighborhoods for people living in privilege (1%) compared with those in poverty or near-poverty (20%). After describing recent demographic shifts, we examine access to print for children in six urban neighborhoods. Results indicate stark disparities in access to print for those living in concentrated poverty. We argue that such neighborhoods constitute "book deserts," which may seriously constrain young children's opportunities to come to school "ready to learn."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Michigan (Detroit); California (Los Angeles)