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ERIC Number: EJ759725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0743-5584
No More 'Bois Ball: The Effect of Relocation from Public Housing on Adolescents
Clampet-Lundquist, Susan
Journal of Adolescent Research, v22 n3 p298-323 2007
Over the past decade, tens of thousands of families have been relocated from public housing developments across the United States through HOPE VI redevelopment and demolition. The experiences of young people who, along with their families, are relocated from their homes are rarely given attention. In this article, the author analyzes qualitative interviews from 22 adolescents who were relocated from a public housing development 2 years before the interview. Themes drawn from the teens' narratives point to an overall loss in intergenerational connections and institutional ties in their new neighborhoods compared with their former neighborhoods. These findings have implications for how we view mixed outcomes for low-income adolescents in other relocation studies, such as the Moving To Opportunity demonstration. (Contains 1 table and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania