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American homeowners accumulate material wealth as they gain equity on their homes. A sociological look at how people are distributed around the city of Dayton according to their socioeconomic backgrounds reveals more than geographical details of social and economic inequality. This presentation explores the effects that disparities in housing arrangements have on closely related areas of interest such as education, access to affordable and nutritious foods, and individuals' likelihood of economic mobility. In addition, opportunities for reform through public education funding via local property tax dollars will be discussed. Reformation of a system in which the value of one's home is tightly linked to the quality of nearby public schools would provide greater opportunity for social and economic mobility to those in low-income communities.
Danielle C Rhubart
Primary Advisor's Department
Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Stander Symposium poster
"Complications of Housing Arrangements in Dayton" (2018). Stander Symposium Posters. 1289.