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The Effects Of Gentrification On The Community

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The population living in these areas before the arrival of gentrification, characteristically those in low income occupations, can find themselves displaced both physically and socially. This is one of the most serious impacts that gentrification can have on a neighbourhood and its community. Social displacement can impact negatively on the community in a gentrified area, causing social polarisation between the different social classes and leading to community conflict. Atkinson (2002) collected statistics from many pieces of research - including his previous work – which explored the relationship between gentrification and the displacement of the working class. By doing this Atkinson could clearly display the impact displacement is having,
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