Impoverished Single Mother Households and Violent Delinquency: Bonding, Negative, and Bridging Social Capital

Citation

De Coster, Stacy; Heimer, Karen; & Sanchagrin, Kenneth (2022). Impoverished Single Mother Households and Violent Delinquency: Bonding, Negative, and Bridging Social Capital. Youth & Society. vol. 54 (7) pp. 1200-1224

Abstract

This paper develops an economic and social capital model linking single mothering in poverty to adolescent violence. Our model focuses on bonding social capital within parent-child relationships, negative social capital in delinquent peer groups, and bridging social capital residing in youths’ friendship networks. Our research is the first to consider that the family experiences of adolescents’ peers affect adolescent violence. We test hypotheses using the Add Health, finding that peer networks are a source of bridging social capital through which collective parenting helps explain youth violence as well as the links between family structural (dis)advantages and youth violence.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1177/0044118X21101761

Keyword(s)

delinquency,

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Youth & Society

Author(s)

De Coster, Stacy
Heimer, Karen
Sanchagrin, Kenneth

Year Published

2022

Volume Number

54

Issue Number

7

Pages

1200-1224

DOI

10.1177/0044118x211017612

Reference ID

9879