Websites providing information on different neighbourhoods could widen the gap between rich and poor areas, a charity has warned.
The JRF said that, although it was good for househunters to know more about areas, there was a danger that wealthy people would only choose to live in areas with other wealthy people.
Social scientists have long theorised that having a mix of rich and poor in a neighbourhood ultimately raises the living standards of the poorest people in the area.
Heaven forbid I wish to live near people with similar cultural and economic backgrounds as myself. What the title really should have said was, “productivity could widen wealth gap” — as I am sure there is plenty of empirical literature illustrating why more productive individuals are wealthier than their counterparts.