• Publications
  • Influence
The Intergenerational Transmission of Context1
  • P. Sharkey
  • Sociology
    American Journal of Sociology
  • 1 January 2008
This article draws on the extensive literature on economic and social mobility in America to examine intergenerational contextual mobility, defined as the degree to which inequalities in neighborhood
Where, When, Why, and For Whom Do Residential Contexts Matter? Moving Away from the Dichotomous Understanding of Neighborhood Effects
The literature on neighborhood effects frequently is evaluated or interpreted in relation to the question, “Do neighborhoods matter?” We argue that this question has had a disproportionate influence
Durable effects of concentrated disadvantage on verbal ability among African-American children
Disparities in verbal ability, a major predictor of later life outcomes, have generated widespread debate, but few studies have been able to isolate neighborhood-level causes in a developmentally and
Neighborhood selection and the social reproduction of concentrated racial inequality
TLDR
A multilevel model is formulated that decomposes multiple sources of stability and change in longitudinal trajectories of achieved neighborhood income among nearly 4,000 Chicago families followed for up to seven years wherever they moved in the United States.
The acute effect of local homicides on children's cognitive performance
  • P. Sharkey
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 14 June 2010
TLDR
The need for broader recognition of the impact that extreme acts of violence have on children across a neighborhood, regardless of whether the violence is witnessed directly is suggested.
The Legacy of Disadvantage: Multigenerational Neighborhood Effects on Cognitive Ability1
TLDR
A powerful link between neighborhoods and cognitive ability that extends across generations is confirmed and a formal sensitivity analysis suggests that results are robust to unobserved selection bias.
DESTINATION EFFECTS: RESIDENTIAL MOBILITY AND TRAJECTORIES OF ADOLESCENT VIOLENCE IN A STRATIFIED METROPOLIS.
TLDR
The results reveal countervailing effects of mobility on trajectories of violence: Whereas neighborhood moves within Chicago lead to an elevated risk of violence, moves outside of the city reduce violent offending and exposure to violence.
Navigating Dangerous Streets: The Sources and Consequences of Street Efficacy
The concept of street efficacy, defined as the perceived ability to avoid violent confrontations and to be safe in one's neighborhood, is proposed as a mechanism connecting aspects of
Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress toward Racial Equality
In the 1960s, many believed that the civil rights movement's successes would foster a new era of racial equality in America. Four decades later, the degree of racial inequality has barely changed. To
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