Neighborhood Effects

Jacob W. Faber, Patrick Sharkey

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Abstract

Social scientists have long been concerned with the role of space in systems of stratification. While scholars in the field of 'neighborhood effects' have typically focused on how a community affects the life chances of its residents, we argue for a broader view of neighborhood effects that considers how spatial stratification serves to maintain and reproduce inequality across multiple dimensions. This article outlines major theoretical arguments exploring how local residential contexts affect social and economic outcomes at the level of individuals and communities, drawing attention to the empirical challenges to measuring neighborhood effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages443-449
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015

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Keywords

  • Concentrated poverty
  • Neighborhood effects
  • Segregation
  • Stratification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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Faber, J. W., & Sharkey, P. (2015). Neighborhood Effects. In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition (pp. 443-449). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.32189-4