Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life

October 1, 2018 via NY Times

Some places lift children out of poverty. Others trap them there. Now cities are trying to do something about the difference.

SEATTLE — The part of this city east of Northgate Mall looks like many of the neighborhoods that surround it, with its modest midcentury homes beneath dogwood and Douglas fir trees.

Whatever distinguishes this place is invisible from the street. But it appears that poor children who grow up here — to a greater degree than children living even a mile away — have good odds of escaping poverty over the course of their lives.

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