Pathways to Opportunity

The zip code in which one grows up is a primary determinant of life outcomes. Developing successful cradle to career pathways for families and children living in low-income communities is a critical component of the Price Center’s mission. The Price Center develops and disseminates research that explores new approaches to increasing opportunity for low-income residents through education, jobs, housing, and transportation.

Opportunity Youth in the City of Los Angeles

USC Price Center for Social Innovation

Year: 2017

The term opportunity youth refers to individuals between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither employed nor enrolled in school. Opportunity youth are disproportionately youth of color, live in low-income neighborhoods and face important barriers to job access … Continue reading


Racial Residential Segregation of School-Age Children and Adults: The Role of Schooling as a Segregating Force

RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences

Year: 2017

Neighborhoods are critical contexts for children’s well-being, but differences in neighborhood inequality among children and adults are understudied. I document racial segregation between neighborhoods among school-age children and adults in 2000 and 2010 and find that though the racial composition … Continue reading


Why Affordability Matters

UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate

Year: 2017

UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate Director and UCLA Anderson School of Management Professor Stuart A. Gabriel and USC Price Center for Social Innovation Director Gary Painter examine the widening social, economic and individual impacts of the housing affordability crisis.


Inequality in Children’s Contexts: Income Segregation of Households with and without Children

American Sociological Review

Year: 2016

Past research shows that income segregation between neighborhoods increased over the past several decades. In this article, I reexamine income segregation from 1990 to 2010 in the 100 largest metropolitan areas, and I find that income segregation increased only among … Continue reading


Ethnic Food Access and Barriers

Year: 2016

Food security is a basic need for individual and community health. In many communities food security is an issue, as the availability and access to healthy items through a robust food system may be limited, and residents may lack information … Continue reading


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