Some thoughts on the broader context: neighbourhoods and peers

Ann Hagell, Sarah Curtis, Shari Daya, Yasmin Khatib, Rachel Pain, Catherine Rothon, Stephen Stansfeld and Ann Hagell

in Changing Adolescence

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9781447301042
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447307242 | DOI:
Some thoughts on the broader context: neighbourhoods and peers

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How do the broader social structures and environments shape the everyday life of young people? How are routines created and social behaviour organised? For example, young people spend a great deal of time in their neighbourhoods. This chapter reviews the evidence for neighbourhood effects, and also searches to see whether in fact we have any evidence that young people's neighbourhoods, or the way in which they experience their local neighbourhood, have changed over recent decades. We also take a brief look at gang culture and consumerism.

Keywords: Adolescent; Mental health; Neighbourhoods; Community; Peer group; Gangs; Consumerism

Chapter.  5417 words. 

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