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Does It Take A Village? : Community Effects on Children, Adolescents, and Families - Alan Booth

Does It Take A Village?

Community Effects on Children, Adolescents, and Families

By: Alan Booth (Editor), Ann C. Crouter (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 2001
ISBN: 9780805832433
Number Of Pages: 280

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"Does It Take a Village?" focuses on the mechanisms that link community characteristics to the functioning of the families and individuals within them--community norms, economic opportunities, reference groups for assessing relative deprivation, and social support networks. Contributors underscore those features of communities that represent risk factors for children, adolescents, and their families, as well as those characteristics that underlie resilience and thus undergird individual and family functioning.
As a society we have heavy investments both in research and in programs based on the idea that communities affect families and children, yet important questions have arisen about the validity of the link between communities, children, and families. This book answers the question of whether--and how--it takes a village to raise a child and what we can do to help communities achieve this essential task more effectively.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgments and List of Contributorsp. x
How do Communities Undergird or Undermine Human Development? What are the Relevant Contexts and What mechanisms are at Work?p. 1
How Do Communities Undergird or Undermine Human Development? Relevant Contexts and Social Mechanismsp. 3
Taking Neighborhoods Seriouslyp. 31
The Prodigal Paradigm Returns: Ecology Comes Back to Sociologyp. 41
How do Neighborhoods Enhance or Interfere with Families' Abilities to Raise Children?p. 49
Resiliency and Fragility Factors Associated with the Contextual Experiences of Low-Resource Urban African-American Male Youth and Familiesp. 51
Context and Meaning in Neighborhood Studies of Children and Familiesp. 79
Issues in the Analysis of Neighborhoods, Families, and Childrenp. 87
Hyperghettos and Hypermasculinity: The Phenomenology of Exclusionp. 95
How do Neighborhoods Affect the Development of Adolescent Problem Behavior?p. 103
Neighborhoods and Adolescent Development: How Can We Determine the Links?p. 105
Better Ways to do Contextual Analysis: Lessons From Duncan and Raudenbushp. 137
One Step Forward and Two Steps Back: Neighborhoods, Adolescent Development, and Unmeasured Variablesp. 149
Communities as Systems: Is a Community More Than the Sum of Its Parts?p. 161
What Policies can Strengthen Neighborhoods as Contexts for Child and Adolescent Well-being?p. 175
Community Approaches to Improving Outcomes for Urban Children, Youth, and Families: Current Trends and Future Directionsp. 177
On Mount and Fayette: Implications for Comprehensive Youth Development Approachesp. 203
Developmental and Ecological Considerations in Implementing Community Action Strategies for Children and Youthp. 211
Community Approaches to Improving Outcomes for Urban Children, Youth, and Familiesp. 223
Neighborhood Effects on Child and Adolescent Development: Assessing Today's Knowledge for Tomorrow's Villagesp. 229
Author Indexp. 245
Subject Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780805832433
ISBN-10: 0805832432
Series: Penn State University Family Issues Symposia
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st January 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1