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Construction and Validation of an Observational Scale of Neighborhood Characteristics


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  • James McDonell


  • Tracy Waters
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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Social Indicators Research.

    Volume (Year): 104 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 3 (December)
    Pages: 439-457

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:104:y:2011:i:3:p:439-457

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    Keywords: Neighborhood; Observation; Measurement; Physical and social characteristics; Neighborhood distress; Child maltreatment; Child injury; Resident perceptions;


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    1. James McDonell, 2007. "Neighborhood Characteristics, Parenting, and Children’s Safety," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 83(1), pages 177-199, August.
    2. Claudia Coulton & Jill Korbin, 2007. "Indicators of child well-being through a neighborhood lens," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 84(3), pages 349-361, December.
    3. Ben-Arieh, Asher & McDonell, James, 2009. "Child safety measure as a proxy for child maltreatment: Preliminary evidence for the potential and validity of using ICD-9 coded hospital discharge data at the community level," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 31(8), pages 873-878, August.
    4. Diez Roux, Ana V., 2004. "Estimating neighborhood health effects: the challenges of causal inference in a complex world," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 58(10), pages 1953-1960, May.
    5. Spielman, Seth E. & Yoo, Eun-hye, 2009. "The spatial dimensions of neighborhood effects," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 68(6), pages 1098-1105, March.
    6. Oakes, J. Michael, 2004. "The (mis)estimation of neighborhood effects: causal inference for a practicable social epidemiology," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 58(10), pages 1929-1952, May.
    7. Schaefer-McDaniel, Nicole & O'Brien Caughy, Margaret & O'Campo, Patricia & Gearey, Wayne, 2010. "Examining methodological details of neighbourhood observations and the relationship to health: A literature review," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 70(2), pages 277-292, January.
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