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.

Policy Brief: Ethnic Food Access and Barriers

Year: 2016

Low-income enclaves with large immigrant populations can enjoy a higher level of food security than other poor communities in the United States, thanks largely to the fresh fruits and vegetables available at ethnic and farmers markets. But food systems in … Continue reading


Do Farmers’ Markets Increase the Availability of Healthy Foods in Underserved Communities? Assessing the nutritional environment at 19 markets in Los Angeles

Journal of American Planning Association

Year: 2016

Farmers’ markets provide one option for remedying the startling decline in fresh vegetable and fruit consumption in the United States, particularly in low-income, non-White neighborhoods where opportunities to access these components of a healthy diet are often limited. We lack … Continue reading


A Step Toward a Healthier South Los Angeles: Improving Student Food Options through Healthy Street Vendor Legalization

Cityscape

Year: 2016

Obesity, especially among children and adolescents, is a critical issue that marginalized urban communities nationwide confront. This article reports on the results of a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) conducted regarding the reconsideration of a ban on sidewalk food vending in … Continue reading


Walking to School: The Experiences of Children in City Heights

Year: 2016

Walking is a healthy activity that should be encouraged in children, but when it comes to traveling to school in inner-city neighborhoods, how do kid’s safety concerns differ from those of their parents? The answers reveal that efforts to facilitate … Continue reading


Policy Brief: Walking to School: The Experiences of Children in City Heights

Year: 2016

Policy Brief: Walking is a healthy activity that should be encouraged in children, but when it comes to traveling to school in inner-city neighborhoods, how do kid’s safety concerns differ from those of their parents? This policy brief summarizes a … Continue reading


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