publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

Locating Economic Risks for Adolescent Mental and Behavioral Health: Poverty and Affluence in Families, Neighborhoods, and Schools

Rebekah Levine Coley; Bryn Spielvogel; Jacqueline Sims; Eric Dearing;
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  • Published: 28 Feb 2017
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Research has identified risks of both poverty and affluence for adolescents. This study sought to clarify associations between income and youth mental and behavioral health by delineating economic risks derived from family, neighborhood, and school contexts within a nationally representative sample of high school students (N = 13,179, average age 16). Attending schools with more affluent schoolmates was associated with heightened likelihoods of intoxication, drug use, and property crime, but youth at poorer schools reported greater depressive and anxiety symptoms, engagement in violence, and for male adolescents, more frequent violence and intoxication. Neighbor...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Article, Socioeconomics, Poverty, Developmental psychology, Mental health, Poison control, Psychology, Adolescent health, Suicide prevention, Family income, Occupational safety and health, Socioeconomic status
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