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Tyler, Kimberly A.; Melander, Lisa A. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2011
Although social networks are essential for explaining protective and risk factors among homeless youth, little is known about the formation and composition of these groups. In this study, we utilized 19 in-depth interviews with homeless youth to investigate their social network formation, role relationships, housing status, and network member…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Youth, Social Networks, Risk
Rothstein, Richard – Educational Leadership, 2015
When the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was killed by a white Ferguson police officer in August, researcher Richard Rothstein put his other projects aside to investigate a question that many otherwise well-informed people were asking--Why did this St. Louis suburb so closely resemble the stereotype of an urban ghetto, with pervasive poverty…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Disadvantaged Environment, Investigations, Government Role
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Krum, Tiana E.; Davis, Kyle S.; Galupo, M. Paz – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2013
Traditional on-campus housing assignments at colleges and universities are made on the basis of legal sex, where students are housed only with other students of the same legal sex. This method is problematic for transgender and gender-nonconforming students, who may not identify with the gender assigned to them at birth. Recently, some…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Housing, Gender Issues, College Students
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Vera-Toscano, Esperanza; Ateca-Amestoy, Victoria – Social Indicators Research, 2008
For most individuals, housing is the largest consumption and investment item of their lifetime and, as a result, housing satisfaction is an important component of their quality of life. The purpose of this paper then is to investigate the determinants of individual housing satisfaction as a particular domain of satisfaction with life as a whole,…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Quality of Life, Housing, Statistical Data
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Erdogan, Nevnihal; Akyol, Ayse; Ataman, Berk; Dokmeci, Vedia – Social Indicators Research, 2007
Numerous cross-cultural studies have focused on certain aspects of urban housing conditions and their social consequences. However, most data on housing satisfaction is restricted to Western countries. Relatively little comparison has been made between these findings and those in developing areas where rapid urbanization is occurring and where…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Neighborhoods, Living Standards, Housing
Wilson, Mitria – First Focus, 2015
Far too often, the question of how to improve educational outcomes for minority children living in the United States leads to familiar proposals involving school busing, educational vouchers, or the formation of mixed-community charter schools. The purpose of this report is to note that each of these shares a commonality that should not be…
Descriptors: Minority Group Children, Housing, Social Justice, Public Policy
Tegeler, Philip, Ed. – Poverty & Race Research Action Council (NJ1), 2011
The powerful, reciprocal connection between school and housing segregation has long been recognized. The housing-school link was a key element in both the 1968 Kerner Commission Report and in the legislative history of the Fair Housing Act. The relation of school and housing segregation was also explored in a series of school desegregation cases…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, School Segregation, Racial Segregation, Politics of Education
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Jackson, Edward T. – Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education, 2010
Extending the dialogue on community engagement, this article examines the potential of a new programming area for university continuing education (UCE) that blends professional development and social change: the investment of university capital in community projects. Increasing interest in applying social and environmental, as well as financial,…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Indigenous Populations, Continuing Education, Unions
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Groves, Julian M.; Ho, Wai-Yip; Siu, Kaxton – Youth & Society, 2012
This article draws on insights from the sociology of time to examine how scheduling influences social interaction and identity among young people and those who work with them. Drawing on an ethnographic analysis of "Young Night Drifters" and youth outreach social workers in Hong Kong's public housing estates, we create a framework to…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Intimacy
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Rollins, Chiquita; Glass, Nancy E.; Perrin, Nancy A.; Billhardt, Kris A.; Clough, Amber; Barnes, Jamie; Hanson, Ginger C.; Bloom, Tina L. – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2012
Advocates, clinicians, policy makers, and survivors frequently cite intimate partner violence (IPV) as an immediate cause of or precursor to housing problems. Research has indicated an association between homelessness and IPV, yet few studies examine IPV and housing instability. Housing instability differs from homelessness, in that someone…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Homeless People, Quality of Life, Drug Use
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Matysek-Imielinska, Magdalena – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2016
In the 1920s,in the environment of emerging brutal capitalism, exclusion and ghetto benches, on the initiative of avant-garde architects from the Praesens group and Polish socialists built a housing estate in Zoliborz, the ambition of which was to teach people how to dwell. Soon it turned out that the founders of the housing cooperative were, as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Housing, Architecture, Case Studies
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Rowe, Paula; Savelsberg, Harry – Youth Studies Australia, 2010
Little consideration has been given to the influence of housing tenure on young people's developmental pathways. This paper draws on empirical findings from research conducted in the northern suburbs of Adelaide in 2009 to highlight how secure and quality housing tenure, when combined with familial support and positive relationships with teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Family Environment, Housing
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Sax, Linda J.; Weintraub, Dayna S. – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2016
Using a sample of 995 students living in residential housing at a selective, public research university, this study examined the relationship between student-parent interactions and adjustment to college and investigated differences between student-mother interactions and student-father interactions. Results indicate that students are generally…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Adjustment, Academic Achievement, Parent Child Relationship
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Hu, Feng – Social Indicators Research, 2013
This paper examines the effect of homeownership status on individual subjective wellbeing indicators in urban China using a large nationally representative dataset. It is the first to gauge the relationship between homeownership and individual subjective wellbeing in the setting of China and is also among the few empirical studies concerning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Well Being, Developing Nations
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Kimbro, Rachel Tolbert; Schachter, Ariela – Family Relations, 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…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Play, Poverty, Crime
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