Does Neighborhood Matter? Assessing Recent Evidence
Publication Date: August 1997
Publisher(s): Furman Center for Real Estate
Author(s): Ingrid Gould Ellen
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Neighborhoods; Community and Economic Development
This article synthesizes findings from a wide range of empirical research into how neighborhoods affect families and children. It lays out a conceptual framework for understanding how neighborhoods may affect people at different life stages. It then identifies methodological challenges, summarizes past research findings, and suggests priorities for future work.