How Neighborhood Effects Vary: Childbearing and Fathering among Latino and African American Adolescents
AbstractThis study examines what neighborhood conditions experienced at age 15 and after are associated with teen childbearing and fathering among Latino and African American youth and whether these neighborhood effects vary by gender and/or ethnicity. Administrative and survey data from a natural experiment are used for a sample of 517 Latino and African American youth whose families were quasi-randomly assigned to public housing operated by the Denver (CO) Housing Authority (DHA). Characteristics of the neighborhood initially assigned by DHA to wait list applicants are utilized as identifying instruments for the neighborhood contexts experienced during adolescence. Cox Proportional Hazards (PH) models reveal that neighborhoods having higher percentages of foreign-born residents but lower levels of social capital robustly predict reduced odds of teen parenting though the magnitude of these effects was contingent on gender and ethnicity. Specifically, the presence of foreign-born neighbors on the risk of teen parenting produced a stronger dampening effect for African American youth when compared to Latino youth. Additionally, the effects of social capital on teen parenting were stronger for males than females. View Full-Text
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Lucero, J.L.; Santiago, A.M.; Galster, G.C. How Neighborhood Effects Vary: Childbearing and Fathering among Latino and African American Adolescents. Healthcare 2018, 6, 7.
Lucero JL, Santiago AM, Galster GC. How Neighborhood Effects Vary: Childbearing and Fathering among Latino and African American Adolescents. Healthcare. 2018; 6(1):7.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lucero, Jessica L.; Santiago, Anna M.; Galster, George C. 2018. "How Neighborhood Effects Vary: Childbearing and Fathering among Latino and African American Adolescents." Healthcare 6, no. 1: 7.
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