A Study Conducted By Miller Essay

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A study conducted by Miller, Rainie, Purcell, Mitchell, & Rosenstiel (2012), for the Pew Research Center, evaluated different community types—including urban, suburban, small town and rural communities—on various measures, including education levels, income levels and racial and ethnic makeup of their populations. What was found in regard to the differences between these communities was that suburban areas, in comparison to urban areas, have higher income and education levels. Large cities, or urban areas, were found to have one of the highest rates (35% of the population) of income levels below $35,000 a year (Miller et al., 2012).
What is more, urban areas also have the highest levels of minority populations, including African-American and Hispanic residents at 19 percent and 22 percent, respectively (Miller et al., 2012). Lippman, Burns, and McArthur (1996), for the National Center for Education Statistics, note that students in urban areas are more likely to be victims of crime, become teen parents, may lack access to adequate health care and overall have poorer educational outcomes than students living in other areas. While some urban school students are already at a disadvantage due to their racial and financial background, education in urban schools is also negatively affected in that teachers have been found to have been provided less than the necessary amount of resources needed to effectively teach their students (Lippman et al., 1996).
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