Earlier this spring, TSP’s Sarah Shannon spoke with Robert Sampson about his new book, Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect. Below are a few questions that could be used with this podcast in class!
1) According to Sampson, what is a “neighborhood?”
2) Provide a few examples of “neighborhood effects” that Sampson discusses in the podcast.
3) Why did Sampson choose to study Chicago?
4) What was the “Lost Letter” experiment, and what was the conclusion that Sampson drew from the results?