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Ryabov, Igor – Youth & Society, 2018
The present study used nationally representative data from the U.S. Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) merged with census-track data from the American Community Survey (ACS) to model race-ethnic disparities in overweight, obesity, and obesity-related disease among children and adolescents as a function of neighborhood race-ethnic segregation,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Obesity, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Trent, Katherine – Youth & Society, 1994
Data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience of Youth are used to examine and contrast the effects of family context and individual characteristics on adolescents' expectations about adolescent fertility, nonmarital childbearing, family size, and childlessness. Socioeconomic and racial patterns are identified. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Blacks, Childlessness, Comparative Analysis
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Granberg, Ellen M.; Simons, Leslie Gordon; Simons, Ronald L. – Youth & Society, 2009
Social psychologists have amassed a large body of work demonstrating that overweight African American adolescent girls have generally positive self-images, particularly when compared with overweight females from other racial and ethnic groups. Some scholars have proposed that elements of African American social experience may contribute to the…
Descriptors: Socialization, Obesity, Females, Psychologists
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Granberg, Ellen M.; Simons, Ronald L.; Gibbons, Frederick X.; Melby, Janet Nieuwsma – Youth & Society, 2008
The relationship between body weight and depression among adolescent females has been the subject of considerable attention from researchers. The risk of experiencing this distress, however, is not equally distributed across members of all racial groups. African American girls are generally more satisfied with their bodies and thus may be less…
Descriptors: Race, Body Weight, Females, African American Culture
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Agnew, Robert; Matthews, Shelley Keith; Bucher, Jacob; Welcher, Adria N.; Keyes, Corey – Youth & Society, 2008
Research indicates that the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and delinquency is not as strong as suggested by the leading crime theories. This article argues that such theories do not predict that SES in and of itself causes delinquency but rather that the economic problems associated with SES cause delinquency. Such problems…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Delinquency, Correlation, Social Theories