ERIC Number: EJ483929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Urban Poverty and the Family Context of Delinquency: A New Look at Structure and Process in a Classic Study.
Sampson, Robert J.; Laub, John H.
Child Development, v65 n2 Apr p523-40 1994
Reanalyzed data from Sheldon and Eleanor Glueck's study of 500 delinquents and 500 nondelinquents from low-income neighborhoods of Boston between 1924 and 1935. Found that low supervision, weak parent-child attachment, and erratic, threatening, and harsh discipline, contributed to delinquency. Suggests that strong family social controls may serve as a buffer against structural disadvantage in the larger community. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)