"Coming Of Age In The Other America" Focuses On Youth In Baltimore's Public Housing
Stefanie DeLuca's new book Coming of Age in the Other America (published by the Russell Sage Foundation), explores the lengths to which young people, born to impoverished families, must go in order to escape the cycle of poverty. The book was created after DeLuca and her colleagues, Susan Clampet-Lundquist and Kathryn Edin, spent 10 years studying children growing up in Baltimore's public housing system. Their research shows how neighborhoods can affect families, and how those who are able to move to better neighborhoods often succeed. DeLuca is a researcher and sociologist at Johns Hopkins University. She joins Tom in the studio.