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ERIC Number: ED536110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan-19
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
No Place Like Home: Place and Community Identity among North Country Youth. New England Issue Brief No. 24
Cox, Genevieve R.; Tucker, Corinna Jenkins
Carsey Institute
This brief explores the link between rural youths' identification with their community, their self-esteem, and their future plans. The panel study of New Hampshire's Coos County youth offers a snapshot into the dynamics of a population that is developing its identity in a region that is undergoing an identity transformation of its own. Place identity may be influential in how individuals think of themselves and their futures, particularly for youth in the process of forming an identity. The study reveals the importance of developing community programs and activities for youth that create social ties to form a positive identification with the place they live and consequently improve their self-esteem and the likelihood for staying or returning to their communities in later adulthood. (Contains 4 figures and 8 endnotes.) [Additional support for this publication was provided by the Carsey Institute endowment.]
Carsey Institute. University of New Hampshire, 73 Main Street, Huddleston Hall, Durham, NH 03824. Tel: 603-862-2821; Fax: 603-862-3878; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund
Authoring Institution: University of New Hampshire, Carsey Institute
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire