Architecture of Segregation

I have a new Century Foundation report:  The Architecture of Segregation: Civil Unrest, the Concentration of Poverty, and Public Policy.  Since 2000, the number of persons living in high-poverty neighborhoods has climbed 91 percent.  Detroit is one of the hardest hit metropolitan areas.  (A PDF version that is easier to print can be found here).  Here … Read more …

Concentration of Poverty Rises Since 2000

After a dramatic increase in the concentration of poverty between 1970 and 1990, there were substantial declines in the 1990s related to a booming economy and changes in housing policy that favored decentralized forms of housing subsidies. Unfortunately, the concentration of poverty has surged once again since 2000. A new report issued jointly by the … Read more …

To end war crimes, you must first stop committing them

This is a outside of my normal focus on domestic issues, but my co-author Marie Chevrier is an expert on chemical and biological weapons arms control, as well as international law and diplomacy. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marie-isabelle-chevrier/time-to-stop-the-war-crim_b_3914465.html  

Camden, the Region’s Drug Market

The Camden County police conducted drug sweep last week, arresting 19 drug dealers and 45 alleged drug buyers.  The Courier Post lists the names and home towns of all who were arrested: “64 arrested in Camden drug sweep,” June 2, 2013. Fully 80 percent of the buyers were not Camden residents.  In fact, the buyers … Read more …

Camden’s Waterfront Development: Has it Worked?

I published this op-ed in The Courier Post on December 21, 2012. Camden’s Waterfront Redevelopment: “Attractions work, but haven’t saved Camden” Paul A. Jargowsky, Ph.D. The Courier Post, December 23, 2012 The redevelopment of the Camden Waterfront stirs strong opinions. The new parks, office buildings, museums, an aquarium, and a minor league baseball park have … Read more …

New Jersey Ranks High in Segregation by Race and Class

I published an op ed in The Courier Post on 12/16, examining racial and economic segregation in New Jersey.  You can view it here.  It was part of a special feature, “As population shifts, do invisible lines divide us?,” including several other interesting op-ed pieces on the front page of the Sunday opinion section.