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ERIC Number: EJ938350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0197-6664
Neighborhood Poverty and Maternal Fears of Children's Outdoor Play
Kimbro, Rachel Tolbert; Schachter, Ariela
Family Relations, v60 n4 p461-475 Oct 2011
Investigating children's outdoor play unites scholarship on neighborhoods, parental perceptions of safety, and children's health. Utilizing the Fragile Families and Child Well-being Study (N = 3,448), we examine mothers' fear of their 5-year-old children playing outdoors, testing associations with neighborhood social characteristics, city-level crime rates, maternal mental health, and social support. Living in public housing, perceptions of low neighborhood collective efficacy, and living in a Census tract with a higher proportion of Blacks and households in poverty are associated with higher odds of maternal fear, but crime rates are not a significant predictor of fear. We also demonstrate that not being depressed--but not social support or collective efficacy--buffers the influence of neighborhood poverty on maternal fears of outdoor play.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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