Out of Place: The Geography of the Safety Net
In the West For poor populations living in the sprawling urban and rural communities of the West Coast, lack of access to transportation can leave low-income households isolated from obtaining social services. Drawing upon unique survey data and in-depth interviews with program managers of social service agencies, this project examined the delivery and financing of social services in Los Angeles, Southeastern New Mexico, and the border counties of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Professor Allard’s project has cast insight into location decisions of providers, mismatches between services and areas in need, challenges of funding services, and salient barriers to service receipt.
Getting There of Losing Out: Place, Race and Access to the Safety Net. Presented by Scott Allard
Out of Reach: Place, Poverty and the New American Welfare State. By Scott Allard.