Journal article

Neighbourhood Effects Influencing Early Childhood Development: Conceptual Model and Trial Measurement Methodologies from the Kids in Communities Study

Sharon Goldfeld, Geoffrey Woolcock, Ilan Katz, Robert Tanton, Sally Brinkman, Elodie O'Connor, Talya Mathews, Billie Giles-Corti

Social Indicators Research: an international and interdisciplinary journal for quality-of-life measurement | SPRINGER | Published : 2015

Abstract

Socio-environmental factors, including the neighbourhoods in which children live and grow, are key determinants of children’s developmental outcomes. Thus, it is important to examine and consider the relationships between these factors and the multiple contexts that influence children. Drawing on a broad disciplinary range of existing research, we aimed to develop a conceptual model of neighbourhood effects influencing early childhood development. The neighbourhood effects literature was reviewed with a specific focus on existing models and frameworks. This review was then further expanded through consultation with our cross-disciplinary research collaboration (Kids in Communities Study Coll..

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