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The neighbourhood effect

Tim Blackman

in Placing health

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9781861346117
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302971 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346117.003.0004
The neighbourhood effect

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This chapter evaluates the evidence for the existence of the so-called neighbourhood effect. It examines whether such effects can be considered independently rather than in causal combination with emergent outcomes, and considers the role of neighbourhoods in endowing status and self-esteem. The chapter also discusses green neighbourhoods and the evidence that has been gathering about the apparently substantial health benefits of greenery and nature in the residential environment.

Keywords: neighbourhood effect; causal combination; emergent outcomes; self-esteem; green neighbourhoods; health benefits

Chapter.  11804 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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