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.

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

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


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

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