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Good kids from bad neighborhoods : successful development in social context

Author: Delbert S Elliot
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2006.
Series: Cambridge books online.
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This is a study of successful youth development in poor, disadvantaged neighborhoods in Denver and Chicago - a study of how children living in the worst neighborhoods develop or fail to develop the values, competencies and commitments that lead to a productive, healthy responsible adult life. While there is a strong focus on neighborhood effects, the study employs a multicontextual model examining both the direct  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Good kids from bad neighborhoods.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006005653
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Delbert S Elliot
ISBN: 0511246307 9780511246302 9780511499746 0511499744 9780521863575 0521863570 9780511245572 0511245572
OCLC Number: 252529502
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 397 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Tables and Figures; Tables; Tables, appendix a; Figures; Foreword; References; Acknowledgments; 1 Growing Up in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods; Introduction; Overcoming adversity in disadvantaged neighborhoods; The potential contribution of this study; Primary study objectives; Organizational structure of this book; Notes; Growing Up in Denver and Chicago; Synopsis; 2 Growing Up in Denver and Chicago; Introduction; Identifying the geographical boundaries of neighborhoods; Validating neighborhood boundaries. Qualitative data on neighborhood boundariesDiscussion; Selecting study neighborhoods; Data sources and measures; General organization of study findings; Notes; Good and Bad Neighborhoods for Raising Children; Synopsis; 3 Good and Bad Neighborhoods for Raising Children; Introduction; Northside; Allenspark; The neighborhood as a developmental context; Types of neighborhood effects; Advantaged and disadvantaged neighborhoods; Defining disadvantage; Neighborhood Poverty; Racial and Ethnic Heterogeneity; Residential Instability; Single-Parent Families. Physical condition: well-kept and deteriorated neighborhoodsSocial isolation; Social control; The amplification of disadvantage; Discussion; Notes; The Effects of Growing Up in a Bad Neighborhood; Synopsis; 4 The Effects of Growing Up in a Bad Neighborhood; Introduction; Measures of success, disadvantage, and deterioration; Measuring Successful Youth Development; The Measure of Neighborhood Disadvantage; The Measure of Physical Deterioration; Neighborhood poverty, disadvantage, and deterioration. Neighborhood disadvantage, deterioration, and successful youth development: neighborhood level findingsNeighborhood-Level Effects: Poverty and Disadvantage; Success: Personal Competence Outcomes; Problem Behavior; Being On Track; Grades; Delinquency and Arrest; Neighborhood-level effects: physical deterioration; Combined disadvantage and deterioration effects; Neighborhood-level effects: summary and discussion; Neighborhood effects on individual development; Initial estimates of neighborhood influences on individual success outcomes. Hlm analyses: adjusted estimates of neighborhood and individual effects on successExploring the interactions; Discussion: the effects of disadvantage/poverty and deterioration on individual-level success outcomes; Conclusion; Notes; Critical Dimensions of Neighborhood Organization and Culture; Synopsis; 5 Critical Dimensions of Neighborhood Organization and Culture; Introduction; A general model of neighborhood effects; Components of organization and culture; Institutional Effectiveness; Informal Promotion and Control Structures; Informal Networks and Social Control.
Series Title: Cambridge books online.
Responsibility: Delbert S. Elliott [and others].
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