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Paul Jargowsky's principal areas of research are neighborhood poverty, segregation by race and class, and the effects of economic inequality. Jargowsky's book, Poverty and Place: Ghettos, Barrios, and the American City is a comprehensive examination of concentration of poverty in U.S. metropolitan areas. His current work focuses on racial segregation and connections between suburban sprawl and central city decline.
directs the instructional programs in geographic information sciences at UTD.
His primary areas of academic interest are in Geographic Information Systems,
especially applied to enhancing the efficiency of local government and to
furthering our understanding of metropolitan development patterns. His research
has been funded by the US Geological Service, NSF, and the US Department of
Transportation, as well as a number of state agencies.