47th Annual Conference | April 19 – 22, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN USA | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel | #UAA2017 | urbanaffairsassociation.org | urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/

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Friday, April 21 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
FR3.30.10 Concentrated Poverty, Racial Segregation, and Health: The Spatio-temporal Dynamics Shaping Health Outcomes across U.S. Metropolitan Regions

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This paper recognizes a gap in the research by way of looking at the effect of concentrated poverty on the processes furthering disparities in health attainment through economic isolation of neighborhoods and increasing geographic marginalization of urban population groups. The analysis consists of a series of multilevel models of a panel of 86 contiguous U.S. MMSAs (Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas) for the years 2001 through 2010 using merged BRFSS and ACS data at both the individual and MMSA levels of analysis. Spatial indices of racial segregation and poverty concentration are constructed using the Global Moran’s I spatial autocorrelation measure estimated in GIS software. Preliminary results show significant association exists across MMSAs between indicators of individual level health and the patterning of concentrated poverty (census tracts poverty rate over 40%) – meaning that the spatial concentration of poverty works to exacerbate the impact of person level poverty at a given level of metro wide poverty. However, the association becomes mixed when introducing a spatial racial residential segregation index. Finally, the paper concludes with practical implications for urban policy solutions toward expanding the scope to include social and economic policies as they bear on the health inequities among urban communities.

Straso Jovanovski, Rutgers University - Camden

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Straso Jovanovski, Rutgers University - Camden

PhD Candidate, Public Affairs (Community Development track), Rutgers University - Camden
I am interested in community-level health care delivery; studying the impact of health care initiatives and programs targeted at vulnerable populations in the distressed urban environment. I like using GIS mapping software in portraying trends and patterns relating to health care... Read More →

Friday April 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Mirage (2nd Floor--foyer area)