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Girls in the ‘Hood: Understanding How Place Matters for Kids

Date and time: 
October 31, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

The Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota

50 Willey Hall
225 – 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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CURA and the Minnesota Population Center co-present
Dr. Susan J. Popkin, Director, Program on Neighborhoods and Youth Development, The Urban Institute

The federal Moving to Opportunity Demonstration offered families from distressed public housing in five cities vouchers to help them move to low poverty communities. The hope was that living in better neighborhoods with more resources would help these families improve their life chances. Drawing on the recent book, Moving to Opportunity: The Story of an American Experiment to End Ghetto Poverty, this talk will examine how this experiment affected the lives of the children who experienced it. In particular, it will focus on how neighborhood environments led to different outcomes for girls and boys.

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