Durable effects of concentrated disadvantage on verbal ability among African-American children

  title={Durable effects of concentrated disadvantage on verbal ability among African-American children},
  author={R. J. Sampson and P. Sharkey and S. Raudenbush},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={845 - 852}
  • R. J. Sampson, P. Sharkey, S. Raudenbush
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 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 ecologically appropriate way. This study presents longitudinal evidence from a large-scale study of >2,000 children ages 6–12 living in Chicago, along with their caretakers, who were followed wherever they moved in the U.S. for up to 7 years. African-American children are exposed in such… CONTINUE READING
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