Assessing the benefits of a rising tide: Educational attainment and increases in neighborhood socioeconomic advantage

Citation

Johnston, William R. (2017). Assessing the benefits of a rising tide: Educational attainment and increases in neighborhood socioeconomic advantage. Social Science Research. vol. 62 pp. 335-349

Abstract

An emerging approach to examining associations between neighborhood contexts and educational outcomes is to study the outcomes of adolescents growing up in neighborhoods that are experiencing economic growth in comparison to peers that reside in economically stable or declining communities. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), I examine the association between education attainment and changes in socioeconomic advantage in urban neighborhoods between 1990 and 2000. I find that residing in a neighborhood that experiences economic improvements has a positive association with educational attainment for urban adolescents. Furthermore, race-based analyses suggest consistently positive associations for all race subgroups, thus lending support to protective models of neighborhood effects that argue high neighborhood SES would support positive outcomes for adolescents residing in economically improving contexts.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2016.08.015

Keyword(s)

Neighborhoods SES Educational attainment Neighborhood change Gentrification Advantage

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Social Science Research

Author(s)

Johnston, William R.

Year Published

2017

Volume Number

62

Pages

335-349

Edition

August 27, 2016

DOI

10.1016/j.ssresearch.2016.08.015

Reference ID

7579