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Neighbourhood Effects Research: New Perspectives

by van Ham, Maarten.
Authors: Manley, David.%editor. | Bailey, Nick.%editor. | Simpson, Ludi.%editor. | Maclennan, Duncan.%editor. | SpringerLink (Online service) Physical details: XII, 300 p. online resource. ISBN: 9400723091 Subject(s): Social sciences. | Quality of Life. | Geography. | Social policy. | Quality of Life %Research. | Human Geography. | Social Sciences. | Human Geography. | Geography (general). | Sociology, general. | Social Policy. | Quality of Life Research.
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1: Introduction: Maarten van Ham, David Manley, Nick Bailey, Ludi Simpson and Duncan Maclennan -- 2: The Mechanism(s) of Neighbourhood Effects: Theory, Evi-dence, and Policy Implications: George C. Galster -- 3: Ethnographic Evidence, Heterogeneity, and Neighbourhood Effects after Moving To Opportunity: Mario L. Small and Jessica Feldman.-4: Understanding neighbourhood effects: selection bias and residential mobility: Lina Hedman and Maarten van Ham -- 5: Social Mix, Reputation and Stigma: Exploring Residents’ Perspectives of Neighbourhood Effects: Kathy Arthurson -- 6: Theorising and Measuring Place in Neighbourhood Effects Research: The Example of Teenage Parenthood in England: Ruth Lupton and Dylan Kneale -- 7: Neighbourhood effects, housing tenure and individual employment outcomes: David Manley and Maarten van Ham -- 8: Neighbourhood social capital and individual mental health: Gindo Tampubolon -- 9: The Notable and the Null: Using Mixed Methods to Under-stand the Diverse Impacts of Residential Mobility Programs: Stefanie DeLuca, Greg J. Duncan, Micere Keels, and Ruby Mendenhall.-  10: School outcomes and neighbourhood effects: a new ap-proach using data from Finland: Venla Bernelius and Timo M. Kauppinen -- 11: Recasting research on ‘neighbourhood effects’: a collabora-tive, participatory, trans-national approach: Michael Darcy and Gabrielle Gwyther -- 12: Are mixed community policies evidence based? A review of the research on neighbourhood effects: Paul Cheshire.

Over the last 25 years a vast body of literature has been published on neighbourhood effects: the idea that living in more deprived neighbourhoods has a negative effect on residents’ life chances over and above the effect of their individual characteristics. The volume of work not only reflects academic and policy interest in this topic, but also the fact that we are still no closer to answering the question of how important neighbourhood effects actually are. There is little doubt that these effects exist, but we do not know enough about the causal mechanisms which produce them, their relative importance in shaping individual’s life chances, the circumstances or conditions under which they are most important, or the most effective policy responses. Collectively, the chapters in this book offer new perspectives on these questions, and refocus the academic debate on neighbourhood effects. The book enriches the neighbourhood effects literature with insights from a wide range of disciplines and countries.

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