ERIC Number: EJ1051412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Neighborhood Context and Immigrant Young Children's Development
Leventhal, Tama; Shuey, Elizabeth A.
Developmental Psychology, v50 n6 p1771-1787 Jun 2014
This study explored how neighborhood social processes and resources, relevant to immigrant families and immigrant neighborhoods, contribute to young children's behavioral functioning and achievement across diverse racial/ethnic groups. Data were drawn from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, a neighborhood-based, longitudinal study with cohorts of children first seen at birth, 3 years, and 6 years of age and followed over 6 years (N = 3,209; 37% Mexican American, 33% Black, 15% White, 9% Puerto Rican, 4% other Latino, and 2% other races/ethnicities; 44% immigrant). Results of multilevel models suggest that the immigrant status of children's families was a more consistent moderator of associations between neighborhood processes and children's development than the immigrant concentration of their neighborhoods, but the nature of these associations depended on the outcome and racial/ethnic group considered.
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Context Effect, Child Development, Immigrants, Longitudinal Studies, Infants, Young Children, Children, Mexican Americans, African Americans, Whites, Hispanic Americans, Puerto Ricans, Correlation, Racial Factors, Racial Composition, Community Surveys, Family Characteristics, Mothers, Language Usage, Educational Attainment, Employment Level, Marital Status, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Analysis, Behavior Problems, Verbal Ability, Reading Skills, Regression (Statistics), Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
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