Inequality and Space: Mapping the Geography of Human Services

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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. 

Do the Fruits of Philanthropy Now Fall Closer Than Ever to the Tree?

As wealth becomes more stratified, giving goes up—but more of it is being directed by the highest-level givers. What does this mean for democracy? This article is from NPQ’s latest edition of its print magazine, entitled, “Inequality’s Tipping Point and the Pivotal Role of Nonprofits,” and is part of our emphasis on inequality.