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ERIC Number: EJ786930
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
The Kindness of Strangers Revisited: A Comparison of 24 US Cities
Levine, Robert V.; Reysen, Stephen; Ganz, Ellen
Social Indicators Research, v85 n3 p461-481 Feb 2008
Three field studies compared helping behavior across a sample of 24 small, medium and large cities across the United States. The relationship of helping to statistics reflecting the demographic, social, and economic characteristics of these communities was then examined. The strongest predictors of city differences in helping were population size, population density, economic purchasing power and, to a somewhat lesser extent, walking speed. Changes in several community variables over the past decade were also associated with helping: population size, economic well-being as measured by both purchasing power and poverty rates, and crime rates. These data were compared to similar data collected 13-15 years ago.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States