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ERIC Number: EJ767575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 36
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 84
ISSN: ISSN-1050-8392
Welcome to the Neighborhood? Long-Term Impacts of Moving to Low-Poverty Neighborhoods on Poor Children's and Adolescents' Outcomes
Fauth, Rebecca C.; Leventhal, Tama; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne
Journal of Research on Adolescence, v17 n2 p249-284 May 2007
This study examined 7-year follow-up data from the Yonkers Project, a study of a 1985 court-ordered neighborhood desegregation program in Yonkers, NY. Low-income Black and Latino families residing in impoverished neighborhoods who were randomly selected to relocate to publicly funded townhouses in middle-class communities and demographically similar families who were not selected to move were interviewed. Self- and parent-report data on 8-18-year-old children and youth's educational outcomes, problem behavior, and parent-child relations were examined (N=221). Youth 15-18 years of age who relocated to more advantaged neighborhoods reported lower school performance and more hyperactive behavior problems and substance use than peers who remained in impoverished neighborhoods. Program effects on parenting also emerged, with mover parents reporting less stringent monitoring and harsh disciplinary techniques than stayers. Family economic resources and neighborhood conditions, assessed approximately 5 years before, accounted for some of the program effects at 7 years.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York