In Our Backyard

In Our Backyard: How 3 L.A. Neighborhoods Affect Kids' Lives

Anne R. Pebley
Mary E. Vaiana
Copyright Date: 2002
Edition: 1
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 44
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/mr1470wmkf
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    In Our Backyard
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    Focusing on the subtle interaction between children's well-being and the neighborhoods in which they grow up, the authors consider the age of the community's residents, their incomes, and residential turnover in the neighborhood to draw inferences from the Focused Study of Children and Neighborhoods (FSCN), a survey of three neighborhoods in Los Angeles conducted in 1998. Drawing on the Focused Study of Children and Neighborhoods, a survey of three neighborhoods in Los Angeles conducted in 1998, the authors address the subtle interaction between children's well being and the neighborhoods in which they grow up. The authors consider the age of the community's residents, their incomes, and residential turnover in the neighborhood. The next step in this process will be a large-scale survey of children living in 65 neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County, called the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A.FANS).

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-3386-4
    Subjects: Anthropology, Sociology, Population Studies

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. In Our Backyard How 3 L.A. Neighborhoods Affect Kids’ Lives
    (pp. 1-38)

    People love to talk about their neighborhoods, and everyone is an expert on the topic. They have definite opinions about the kinds of people who live in the neighborhood, the kinds of houses they live in, and how much money residents make. They know if their neighborhood is safe or dangerous—and if the latter, where and when. They have definite opinions about the neighborhood’s boundaries—the streets or businesses that they think constitute its edges. But each resident may have a slightly different notion of these boundaries, and boundaries may change depending on what a resident is doing—going...