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Neighborhood-Level Context and Health: Lessons from Sociology

Robert J. Sampson

in Neighborhoods and Health

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780195138382
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865505 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138382.003.0006
Neighborhood-Level Context and Health: Lessons from Sociology

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A new generation of neighborhood-level research has emerged in recent years to address the question of why so many health-related outcomes are concentrated ecologically. This chapter highlights the implications of such research for our knowledge about the community-level context of public health and safety. Drawing on recent lessons from sociological research, it identifies what it is about neighborhoods—above and beyond the status and attributes of the individuals who live there—that might lead to various health outcomes.

Keywords: neighborhood research; health effects; public health; health outcomes; sociological research; community research

Chapter.  5973 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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