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Gentrification and urban children’s well-being: Tipping the scales from problems to promise
American Journal of Community Psychology
  • Diana Formoso, Nova Southeastern University
  • Rachel N. Weber, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Marc S. Atkins, University of Illinois at Chicago
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
12-1-2010
Keywords
  • Urban renewal,
  • Neighborhoods,
  • Institutional resources,
  • Collective socialization,
  • Children and families,
  • Public policy
Disciplines
Peer Reviewed
1
Abstract
Gentrification changes the neighborhood and family contexts in which children are socialized-for better and worse-yet little is known about its consequences for youth. This review, drawn from research in urban planning, sociology, and psychology, maps out mechanisms by which gentrification may impact children. We discuss indicators of gentrification and link neighborhood factors, including institutional resources and collective socialization, to family processes more proximally related to child development. Finally, we discuss implications for intervention and public policy recommendations that are intended to tip the scales toward better outcomes for low-income youth in gentrifying areas.
DOI
10.1007/s10464-010-9348-3.
Citation Information
Diana Formoso, Rachel N. Weber and Marc S. Atkins. "Gentrification and urban children’s well-being: Tipping the scales from problems to promise" American Journal of Community Psychology Vol. 46 Iss. 3-4 (2010) p. 395 - 412 ISSN: 1573-2770
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/diana-formoso/29/