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Moving from a high-poverty to lower-poverty neighborhood spurs long-term gains in the physical and mental health of low-income adults, as well as a substantial increase in their happiness, despite not improving economic self-sufficiency.
While census data shows racial diversity is increasing in major cities across the United States, highly diverse neighborhoods are still rare, newly arrived immigrants continue to settle in concentrated residential patterns, and many African Americans remain concentrated in segregated neighborhoods.
Unlike most whites, blacks and Hispanics tend to have neighbors from other racial groups who are disproportionately likely to be poor.
Despite increasing numbers of multi-ethnic neighborhoods in the United States, relatively few black or white families are actually moving into these types of communities.
With the World Health Organization projecting the global urban population to almost double to 6.3 million by 2050, better urban planning is essential to improve the health of Earth’s city dwellers.
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