New study reveals socioeconomic changes in the nation’s neighborhoods over time

As the nation endured two brutal recessions and the housing bubble crisis in this century’s first decade, emerging research indicates that the Northeast and western sections of the nation fared better than the Midwest and the South in terms of changing socioeconomic status. Overall, however, the average change across the nation was relatively positive, with growing numbers of Americans achieving college degrees and working professional jobs. Jeffrey Timberlake, a University of Cincinnati associate professor of sociology, and Alan Grigsby, a UC doctoral student, will present preliminary findings from a new study at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America, which takes place April 30-May 2, in San Diego, California. —> Read More