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We found that low-income boys who live alongside more affluent neighbors engaged in more antisocial behavior than their low-income peers growing up in concentrated poverty.
Without a willingness to explore a full range of possible contributions to continued inequality, our analyses are incomplete, and our interventions may miss the mark.
John Laub’s new paper outlines areas where researchers might focus their efforts in order to identify responses to inequality in the justice system.
We believe that improved inequality scholarship should be one component of efforts to improve young people’s opportunities.
In 2011 – 2012, I studied two leading community-based programs for youth who have dropped out of high school—observing activities, interviewing staff, and tracking participants for one year. I focused on programs at the community level because, although they receive little attention, these programs are where most young adults are served.
How do local, community-based programs for dropouts work? Do they make a difference for their participants? Programs developed and managed locally serve large numbers of youth, and their innovations are often the foundation for major national initiatives, including YouthBuild, STRIVE, and others. Yet most research in this area has focused on multi-site, national initiatives. While […]