As a result of the Great Recession, more children are living in high-poverty neighborhoods, causing them to fail in developing critical academic skills.
According to new research led by Rice University, white children are more likely to live in high-poverty neighborhoods following the recession.
Despite the influx of white children in high-poverty neighborhoods, minorities are still more likely to live in higher poverty areas, thus impacting the ways in which children are absorbing information while in class.
“Regardless of individual family income, there is something about living in a higher poverty neighborhood that negatively affects education outcomes,” explained Rachel Kimbro, a professor of sociology at Rice University’s School of Social Sciences.
“This is a topic that should be of great concern for educators and policymakers alike,” added Kimbro.
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