By Delbert S. Elliott, Scott Menard, Bruce Rankin, Amanda Elliott, William Julius Wilson, David Huizinga
It is a research of winning early life improvement in terrible, deprived neighborhoods in Denver and Chicago - a research of ways young children dwelling within the worst neighborhoods strengthen or fail to enhance the values, knowledge and commitments that bring about a efficient, fit liable grownup existence. whereas there's a robust specialize in local results, the learn employs a multicontextual version studying either the direct results of the local ecology, social association and contexts embedded in the community. the original and mixed effect of the local, relatives, tuition, peer crew and person attributes on developmental luck is expected. The view that becoming up in a negative, deprived local condemns one to a lifetime of repeated failure and private pathology is published as a fantasy, as such a lot formative years in those neighborhoods are finishing the developmental initiatives of youth effectively.
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Extra info for Good Kids from Bad Neighborhoods: Successful Development in Social Context
The collective life of a neighborhood exists in the almost daily encounters with neighbors, the watching out for each other’s children, working and partying together, borrowing food and tools, participating in neighborhood organizations and activities, and collaboration in interactions with the school, church, and other institutions in the larger community. Residents develop an informal social network with common interests in and shared expectations about their neighborhood and its relationship to the larger community.
There are too many instances where neighborhood findings from a single city are generalized broadly. A study of two sites with similar measures and analyses provides a modest test at best, but two is clearly better than one. Second, the discovery of city differences in neighborhood structure, culture, and social processes can lead to refinements in our conceptual model of neighborhood effects. Should the general effect of poverty on youth development be different in Denver and Chicago, this would lead to a search for the source of this difference in local governmental policies and practices, historical development of high-poverty areas, different geographical characteristics (like resident density), demographic trends in housing markets, and other factors that were not controlled in the study and differed by city.
In general, there is a high consensus between parents and adolescents living in Parkview about these boundaries. Consensus about boundaries was higher when there was an effective neighborhood organization, a neighborhood watch program, or some other type of organized activity in the neighborhood. 26 1:41 P1: JZZ 0521863570c02 CUFX015B/Elliott 0 521 86357 0 Growing Up in Denver and Chicago July 12, 2006 23 In one of the neighborhoods, residents participating in the focus-group discussion about neighborhood boundaries viewed what we had considered a single neighborhood in the survey as two separate neighborhoods.