A Shared Future: Consequences of Segregation for Children's Opportunity and Wellbeing

Nancy McArdle, Dolores Acevedo-Garcia

This paper was originally presented at A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality, a national symposium hosted by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies in April 2017. The symposium examined how patterns of residential segregation by income and race in the United States are changing and the consequences of residential segregation for individuals and society, and sought to identify the most promising strategies for fostering more inclusive communities in the years to come.

This paper was presented as part of Panel 1 at the symposium, entitled "Defining Objectives and the Rational for Action.