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Poverty, affluence, and income inequality: neighborhood economic structure and its implications for health.
TLDR
The empirical findings suggest that different dimensions of economic structure do not in fact have unique and additive contributions to individual health; the presence of affluent residents is essential to sustain neighborhood social organization which in turn positively affect health.
Moving beyond poverty: neighborhood structure, social processes, and health.
TLDR
It is found that neighborhood affluence is a more powerful predictor of health status than poverty, above and beyond individual demographic background, socioeconomic status, health behaviors, and insurance coverage.
Neighborhood structural disadvantage, collective efficacy, and self-rated physical health in an urban setting.
TLDR
It is found that neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage is not significantly related to self-rated physical health when individual level demographic and health background are controlled.
Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution
The shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews.
The Latino paradox in neighborhood context: the case of asthma and other respiratory conditions.
TLDR
Foreign-born Latinos have a respiratory health advantage only in enclave-like settings, and Contexts such as these may provide the cohesiveness critical for effective prevention.
Neighborhood Social Processes, Physical Conditions, and Disaster-Related Mortality: The Case of the 1995 Chicago Heat Wave
The authors draw on Klinenberg's (2002) ethnography and recent neighborhood theory to explain community-level variation in mortality during the July 1995 Chicago heat wave. They examine the impact of
Racial disparities in self-rated health at older ages: what difference does the neighborhood make?
TLDR
Examination of the impact of neighborhood structure and social organization on self-rated health for a sample of Chicago residents aged 55 and older indicates that affluence, a neighborhood structural resource, contributes positively to self- rated health and attenuates the association between race and self- rating.
The onset of depression during the great recession: foreclosure and older adult mental health.
TLDR
Increases in neighborhood-level foreclosure represent an important risk factor for depression in older adults, and accord with previous studies suggesting that the effects of economic crises are typically first experienced through deficits in emotional well-being.
The Origins of the Final Solution: The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy, September 1939-March 1942
Published by the University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, and Yad Vashem, Jerusalem In 1939, the Nazi regime's plans for redrawing the demographic map of Eastern Europe entailed the expulsion of
Neighborhood Factors Affecting Rates of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Chicago
TLDR
Using homicide rates as a proxy for incarceration, a change from the 25th to the 75th percentile of 1995 neighborhood homicide rates yielded a gonorrhea rate increase of 164.6, which was a value greater than the median neighborhood gonorhea rate.
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