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Race Matters, Even in Marriage: Identifying Factors Linked to Marital Outcomes for African Americans
TLDR
This work introduces a model that includes components relevant to understanding marriage among African Americans, including financial strain, racial discrimination, and minority status, and reviews the literature and highlights gaps in existing research.
Development and Risk Behavior Among African American, Caucasian, and Mixed-race Adolescents Living in High Poverty Inner-city Neighborhoods
TLDR
Compared to Caucasian or mixed-race adolescents, African American adolescents are less likely to engage in risk behaviors, and that hopelessness has a less important impact on their behaviors.
Three faces of integrative coordination: a model of interorganizational relations in community-based health and human services.
TLDR
A theoretically justified, network-based model of integrative coordination in community-based health and human services is developed, and this model is used to measure and compare coordination in six elder service systems, suggesting its validity.
Gang Membership, Gun Carrying, and Employment: Applying Routine Activities Theory to Explain Violent Victimization Among Inner City, Minority Youth Living in Extreme Poverty*
Conceptual inconsistencies in routine activities theory are illustrated by demonstrating how gang membership, gun carrying, and employment can be categorized as both risk and protective factors in a
Social Connections, Trajectories of Hopelessness, and Serious Violence in Impoverished Urban Youth
TLDR
Using general growth mixture modeling, this study found two hopelessness trajectory classes for both boys and girls during middle adolescence: a consistently low hopelessness class and an increasingly hopeless class with quadratic change.
The Origins of Hopelessness Among Inner-City African-American Adolescents
TLDR
The results show that over time several variables associated with disruption and connectedness are positively or negatively associated with increased feelings of hopelessness among inner-city adolescents.
Neighboring and Community Mobilization in High-Poverty Inner-City Neighborhoods
This research considers how empowerment, sense of community, and neighboring behavior affect the likelihood that residents living in high-poverty neighborhoods engage in discussion about community
Hopelessness and Violence Among Inner-City Youths
TLDR
While hopelessness is, in fact, strongly related to risk behavior, it is not nearly so prevalent as is generally assumed and the conclusions of the ethnographic literature are only partially valid.
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