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The paper examines a journal article by Scott South, Kyle Crowder and Erick Chavez where the issue of social mobility is discussed extensively and quantitatively. In the article, entitled, "Exiting and Entering High Poverty Neighborhoods: Latinos, Blacks, and Anglos Compared," the authors provided a profile of people, particularly based on different ethnic membership, who are most likely to go down the social mobility ladder, that is, experience high poverty. The paper discusses the four methods utilized extensively in the study: cross-sectional study, panel study, survey research and meta-analysis. The paper reveals that an important insight generated from this study is that a problem can be better resolved with the help of more than one research method.
From the Paper:"The study generated interesting findings concerning the different profiles and propensities to experience high or low poverty among the three ethnic membership studied: Latinos, Blacks, and Anglos. While the study's finding showed that Latinos are more likely to find themselves in high-poverty neighborhoods, the descent from low- to high-poverty occurs increasingly among Blacks. Meanwhile, Anglos have the least susceptibility to experience high poverty, and have the highest chance of ascending from high- to low-poverty status."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Babbie, E. (1998). The Practice of Social Research. CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co.
- South, S. et. al. (December 2005). "Exiting and Entering High Poverty Neighborhoods: Latinos, Blacks, and Anglos Compared." Social Forces, Vol. 84, No. 2.
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Methodological Concepts (2007, February 14) Retrieved January 20, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/methodological-concepts-92139/
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