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Perceptions of Neighborhood Disorder: The Role of Individual and Neighborhood Characteristics

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  • Irma T. Elo
  • Laryssa Mykyta
  • Rachel Margolis
  • Jennifer F. Culhane

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The study of neighborhood effects on health and well-being has regained prominence in recent years. Most authors have relied on Census data and other administrative data sources to assess neighborhood characteristics. Less commonly employed, but gaining in popularity, are measures from surveys that ask neighborhood residents about various aspects of their neighborhood environment. Such surveys are a potentially attractive alternative or augmentation to administrative data sources. Copyright (c) 2009 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • Irma T. Elo & Laryssa Mykyta & Rachel Margolis & Jennifer F. Culhane, 2009. "Perceptions of Neighborhood Disorder: The Role of Individual and Neighborhood Characteristics," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 90(5), pages 1298-1320.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:90:y:2009:i:5:p:1298-1320
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    1. Bilger, Marcel & Carrieri, Vincenzo, 2013. "Health in the cities: When the neighborhood matters more than income," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 32(1), pages 1-11.
    2. repec:eee:cysrev:v:81:y:2017:i:c:p:168-177 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Danan Gu & Haiyan Zhu & Ming Wen, 2015. "Neighborhood-health links: Differences between rural-to-urban migrants and natives in Shanghai," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 33(17), pages 499-524, September.
    4. Maria Helena Guimaraes & Luis Catela Nunes & Ana Paula Barreira & Thomas Panagopoulos, 2015. "What makes people stay in or leave shrinking cities? An empirical study from Portugal," FEUNL Working Paper Series wp592, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia.

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