Neighborhoods and Adolescent Development: How Can We Determine the Links?
Despite ample theoretical reasons to suspect that neighborhood conditions influence adolescent development and behavior, the task of securing precise, robust and unbiased estimates of neighborhood effects has proved remarkably difficult. This paper provides an assessment of the conceptual and, especially, methodological issues involved as well as guidance on the most promising research designs for obtaining an unbiased understanding of the nature of neighborhood effects.
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