Community in the city? Social exclusion in neighbourhoods in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

J. Eyles, K. Wilson, S. Keller-Olaman, S. Elliott
2006 Wit Transactions on Ecology and The Environment   unpublished
While an important concern in much of Europe, social exclusion is only now emerging as a significant academic and policy issue in north American cities. This paper examines the nature of social exclusion in two parts of a neighbourhood in Hamilton. The northern part is characterised by lower social status (as measured by employment, education and house ownership) than the southern part. Through a survey and in-depth interviews, individuals in the two sub-neighbourhoods were asked about social
more » ... sked about social interactions, sense of belonging and lifestyle characteristics. Social exclusion was more prevalent in the north and had a negative impact on health.
doi:10.2495/sc060701 fatcat:gskbgnqkcnhsplvhmkqneys32q