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City survivorsBringing up children in disadvantaged neighbourhoods$
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Anne Power

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420503

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420503.001.0001

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Conclusion – cities need families

Conclusion – cities need families

(p.177) Eight Conclusion – cities need families
City survivors

Anne Power

Policy Press

This chapter draws together evidence from the families in the study that: a) disadvantaged neighbourhoods make family life difficult; b) in order to survive families build local community links; c) that families make cities more humane; and d) cities work better when they support family life. It notes that families generate much of the social capital on which society as a whole flourishes. It also explores the dynamics of urban neighbourhoods from the perspective of parents and poses questions concerning the impact of neighbourhood conditions on family life, the issue of unpopular areas to work for families with children, strengthening community ties, and forms of interventions to counter the uncontrollable pressure on families of extremely rapid change.

Keywords:   disadvantaged neighbourhoods, community links, families, family life, urban neighbourhoods, parents, interventions

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