Good Kids from Bad Neighborhoods: Successful Development in Social Context / Edition 1

Good Kids from Bad Neighborhoods: Successful Development in Social Context / Edition 1

by Delbert S. Elliott, Scott Menard, Bruce Rankin, Amanda Elliott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521682215

ISBN-13: 9780521682213

Pub. Date: 07/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a study of successful youth development in poor, disadvantaged neighborhoods in Denver and Chicago - a study of how children living in the worst neighborhoods develop or fail to develop the values, competencies and commitments that lead to a productive, healthy responsible adult life. While there is a strong focus on neighborhood effects, the study employs

Overview

This is a study of successful youth development in poor, disadvantaged neighborhoods in Denver and Chicago - a study of how children living in the worst neighborhoods develop or fail to develop the values, competencies and commitments that lead to a productive, healthy responsible adult life. While there is a strong focus on neighborhood effects, the study employs a multicontextual model examining both the direct effects of the neighborhood ecology, social organization and contexts embedded in the neighborhood. The unique and combined influence of the neighborhood, family, school, peer group and individual attributes on developmental success is estimated. The view that growing up in a poor, disadvantaged neighborhood condemns one to a life of repeated failure and personal pathology is revealed as a myth, as most youth in these neighborhoods are completing the developmental tasks of adolescence successfully.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521682213
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Acknowledgments; 1. Growing up in disadvantaged neighborhoods; 2. Growing up in Denver and Chicago: the neighborhood study; 3. Good and bad neighborhoods for raising children; 4. The effects of growing up in a bad neighborhood: initial findings; 5. Critical dimensions of neighborhood organization and culture; 6. The effects of neighborhood organization and culture; 7. Family influences: managing disadvantage and promoting success; 8. School climate and types of peer groups; 9. What matters most for successful youth development?; 10. Successful development in disadvantaged neighborhoods; Appendix A; Appendix B.

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