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, and responsible adult life. While there is a strong focus on neighborhood effects, the study

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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, and responsible adult life. While there is a strong focus on neighborhood effects, the study employs a multicontextual model to take into account the effects of other social contexts embedded in the neighborhood that also influence development. 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

List of Tables and Figures vi

Foreword Richard Jessor x

Acknowledgments xvii

1 Growing Up in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods 1

2 Growing Up in Denver and Chicago: The MacArthur Neighborhood Study 11

3 Good and Bad Neighborhoods for Raising Children 33

4 The Effects of Growing Up in a Bad Neighborhood: Initial Findings 55

5 Critical Dimensions of Neighborhood Organization and Culture 101

6 The Effects of Neighborhood Organization and Culture 129

7 Family Influences: Managing Disadvantage and Promoting Success 161

8 School Climate and Types of Peer Groups 203

9 What Matters Most for Successful Youth Development? 243

10 Successful Development in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods 274

Appendix A 305

Appendix B 349

References 353

Author Index 381

Subject Index 388

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