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Counterfactual Models of Neighborhood Effects: The Effect of Neighborhood Poverty on Dropping Out and Teenage Pregnancy1
  • D. Harding
  • Economics
    American Journal of Sociology
  • 1 November 2003
This article investigates the causal effects of neighborhood on high school dropping out and teenage pregnancy within a counterfactual framework. It shows that when two groups of children, identical
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Book Reviews that loosely weaves together ideas of relational subjectivity with the systems theory of Niklas Luhmann—I gave up. The world is in flames. We need good, clear, accurate, and powerful ex-
Reconsidering Culture and Poverty
Culture is back on the poverty research agenda. Over the past decade, sociologists, demographers, and even economists have begun asking questions about the role of culture in many aspects of poverty
Neighborhood Effects in Temporal Perspective
TLDR
It is found that sustained exposure to disadvantaged neighborhoods has a severe impact on high school graduation that is considerably larger than effects reported in prior research.
Matching Estimators of Causal Effects
As the counterfactual model of causality has increased in popularity, sociologists have returned to matching as a research methodology. In this article, advances over the past two decades in matching
Cultural Context, Sexual Behavior, and Romantic Relationships in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods
When culture is invoked to understand the consequences of growing up in disadvantaged neighborhoods, the isolation of ghetto residents from mainstream institutions and mainstream culture is often
Making Ends Meet After Prison.
TLDR
Findings reveal considerable struggle among former prisoners to meet even minimal needs for shelter and food, although economic security and stability could be attained when employment or public benefits were coupled with familial social support.
Incarceration, Prisoner Reentry, and Communities.
TLDR
This review focuses on two complementary questions regarding incarceration, prisoner reentry, and communities: whether and how mass incarceration has affected the social and economic structure of American communities, and how residential neighborhoods affect thesocial and economic reintegration of returning prisoners.
Living the Drama: Community, Conflict, and Culture among Inner-City Boys
For the middle class and the affluent, local ties seem to matter less and less these days, but in the inner city, your life can be irrevocably shaped by what block you live on. "Living the Drama"
Unpacking Neighborhood Influences on Education Outcomes: Setting the Stage for Future Research
We motivate future neighborhood research through a simple model that considers youth educational outcomes as a function of neighborhood context, neighborhood exposure, individual vulnerability to
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