Urban poverty has been the subject of sociological and political debate for more than a century. In this article I examine theories of urban poverty and their place in American housing policy. I first discuss theories that have arisen out of the sociological and policy discourse on urban poverty and the research that supports and challenges these theories. I then review current public housing initiatives and discuss the impact of these theories on current housing policy.
Curley, Alexandra M.
"Theories of Urban Poverty and Implications for Public Housing Policy,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 32
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol32/iss2/7