ERIC Number: ED427119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Neighborhood Poverty. Context and Consequences for Children. Volume I.
Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne, Ed.; Duncan, Greg J., Ed.; Aber, J. Lawrence, Ed.
Drawing from national and city-based sources, Volume 1 reports the empirical evidence concerning the relationship between children and community. The chapters are: (1) "Neighborhoods and Communities as Contexts for Development" (Martha A. Gephart); (2) "Development in Context: Implications for Studying Neighborhood Effects" (J. Lawrence Aber, Martha A. Gephart, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, and James P. Connell); (3) "Neighborhood Models and Measures" (Greg J. Duncan and J. Lawrence Aber); (4) "Neighborhood and Family Influences on the Intellectual and Behavioral Competence of Preschool and Early School-Age Children" (P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Rachel A. Gordon, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, and Pamela K. Klebanov); (5) "Are Neighborhood Effects on Young Children Mediated by Features of the Home Environment?" (Pamela K. Klebanov, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, and Rachel A. Gordon); (6) "Neighborhood and Family Factors Predicting Educational Risk and Attainment in African American and White Children and Adolescents" (Bonnie L. Halpern-Felsher, James P. Connell, Margaret Beale Spencer, J. Lawrence Aber, Greg P. Duncan, Elizabeth Clifford, Warren E. Crichlow, Peter A. Usinger, Steven P. Cole, LaRue Allen, and Edward Seidman); (7) "How Neighborhoods Affect Educational Outcomes in Middle Childhood and Adolescence: Conceptual Issues and an Empirical Example" (James P. Connell and Bonnie Halpern-Felsher); (8) "Neighborhood and Family Influences on Young Urban Adolescents' Behavior Problems: A Multisample, Multisite Analysis" (Margaret Beale Spencer, Steven P. Cole, Stephanie M. Jones, and Dena Phillips Swanson); (9) "Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Estimating Causal Effects of Neighborhoods and Family Conditions on Individual Development" (Greg J. Duncan, James P. Connell, and Pamela K. Klebanov); (10) "Neighborhood Effects and Federal Policy" (Jeffrey S. Lehman and Timothy M. Smeeding); and (11) "Lessons Learned and Future Directions for Research on the Neighborhood in Which Children Live" (Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Greg J. Duncan, Tama Leventhal, and J. Lawrence Aber). (Contains 50 tables, 17 figures, and 27 pages of references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Child Health, Children, Cognitive Development, Community Influence, Context Effect, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Attainment, Family Influence, Low Income Groups, Neighborhoods, Outcomes of Education, Poverty, Urban Areas, Urban Youth
Russell Sage Foundation, 112 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10021($49.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Russell Sage Foundation, New York, NY.
Note: For Volume II, "Neighborhood Poverty: Policy Implications in Studying Neighborhoods," see UD 032 765.