Neighborhood effects on health: Concentrated advantage and disadvantage

Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Letters, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, CA 92182-4423, USA.
Health & Place (Impact Factor: 2.81). 09/2010; 16(5):1058-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2010.05.009
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ABSTRACT We investigate an alternative conceptualization of neighborhood context and its association with health. Using an index that measures a continuum of concentrated advantage and disadvantage, we examine whether the relationship between neighborhood conditions and health varies by socio-economic status. Using NHANES III data geocoded to census tracts, we find that while largely uneducated neighborhoods are universally deleterious, individuals with more education benefit from living in highly educated neighborhoods to a greater degree than individuals with lower levels of education.

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