1st Edition

Segregation The Rising Costs for America

Edited By James H. Carr, Nandinee K. Kutty Copyright 2008
    372 Pages
    by Routledge

    368 Pages
    by Routledge

    Segregation: The Rising Costs for America documents how discriminatory practices in the housing markets through most of the past century, and that continue today, have produced extreme levels of residential segregation that result in significant disparities in access to good jobs, quality education, homeownership attainment and asset accumulation between minority and non-minority households.

    The book also demonstrates how problems facing minority communities are increasingly important to the nation’s long-term economic vitality and global competitiveness as a whole. Solutions to the challenges facing the nation in creating a more equitable society are not beyond our ability to design or implement, and it is in the interest of all Americans to support programs aimed at creating a more just society.

    The book is uniquely valuable to students in the social sciences and public policy, as well as to policy makers, and city planners.

    1. The New Imperative for Equality  2. Origins of Economic Disparities: Historical Role of Housing Segregation  3. From Credit Denial to Predatory Lending: The Challenge of Sustaining Minority Homeownership  4. Housing and Education: The Inextricable Link  5. Residential Segregation and Employment Inequality   6. Impacts of Housing and Neighborhoods on Health: Pathways, Racial/Ethnic Disparities, and Policy Directions   7. Neighborhood Segregation, Personal Networks, and Access to Social Resources  8. Continuing Isolation: Segregation in America Today  9. Trends in the U.S. Economy: The Evolving Role of Minorities 10. The Prospects and Pitfalls of Fair Housing Enforcement Efforts   11. Attaining a Just (and Economically Secure) Society


    James H. Carr is Chief Operating Officer for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and a visiting professor at Columbia University in New York and George Washington University in Washington, DC. Jim has also served as Senior Vice President for Financial Innovation, Planning and Research for the Fannie Mae Foundation and Assistant Director for Tax Policy with the U.S. Senate Budget Committee.

    Nandinee K. Kutty is a policy consultant, specializing in urban and housing policy. She was a faculty member at Cornell University from 1993 to 2000, where she taught courses on policy analysis. She has a Ph.D. in economics from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University

    "A work of impressive and seminal scholarship by truly knowledgeable academics and activists, Segregation: The Rising Costs For America is a core addition to professional and academic library collections, and a highly recommended addition to social activist and student reading lists with respect to contemporary race relations in America" -- The Midwest Book Review, August 2008

    "In this collection, 15 specialists, a mix of academics and practioners, examine housing discrimination in the US and how it contributes to the poverty of minorities..Recommended." -- E.C. Erickson, Choice 


    This book is highly recommended to other readers like researchers on segregation and integration issues.  Saeid Abbasian Jönköping International Business School