Charlie Collins and Shelby Guidry publish in the Journal of Urban Affairs


IAS faculty member Charlie Collins and second year Master of Arts in Policy Studies student Shelby Guidry published a paper in the Journal of Urban Affairs titled, "What effect does inequality have on residents’ sense of safety? Exploring the mediating processes of social capital and civic engagement." The paper examines the role of economic inequality, social capital, and civic engagement on residents' perceptions of neighborhood safety. Collins and Guidry found that economic inequality is detrimental to residents' sense of safety, but this effect is buffered for residents that are more engaged in their communities and who have strong social connections (i.e. social capital).