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What Is Social Cohesion, and Why Do We Care?

by Judith Maxwell

In an article prepared for the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal publication, Trend Chart [March 2003], Maxwell looks at social cohesion in an urban context. She examines the growing concentration of poverty in certain neighbourhoods of cities like Toronto and Montreal and the threat it poses to social cohesion. That threat is accentuated when inequality coincides with ethnic or religious distinctions as it often does today in our major urban centres.

Release Date: 2 May 2003
Number of pages: 3
Document number: 19422

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E-network: Social Cohesion: An Urban Perspective