Inequality and Space: Mapping the Geography of Human Services

Many feel that privatizing public services is a contradiction in terms and leads to any number of problems; and, in the context of human services, inattention to matters of geography appears to result in misallocation and/or unequal quality of delivery—unsurprisingly, with the highest levels of inadequate or distressed providers correlating with less well-off communities. Mapping service providers, says the author, can enrich the debate and help us to grapple with these spatial concerns.