07/29/2009 - According to the latest study by Pew's Economic Mobility Project, the sustainability of middle class African-Americans is profoundly influenced by the neighborhoods in which they choose to live. The study found that those living in good communities were far less likely to slide into a poorer socioeconomic status.
New York University sociologist Patrick Sharkey, author of the study, explains the correlation to Michel Martin of NPR's "Tell Me More."
Listen to the story or read the transcript Financial Sustainability Affected By Your Neighborhood? on NPR's Web site.