A Life-Course Approach to the Study of Neighborhoods and Health

Published in: Handbook of Medical Sociology, Sixth Edition / Bird, Chloe E., Conrad, Peter, and Fremont, Allen M. (Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2010), Chapter 8, p. 124-143

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2010

by Stephanie A. Robert, Kathleen A. Cagney, Margaret M. Weden

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The authors present a new way to think sociologically about neighborhoods and place effects as they bring together the concepts of life course and neighborhood, articulating new questions and approaches for understanding the ways neighborhood effects on health may vary over the life course both of individual residents and of neighborhoods themselves.

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