The Legacy of Multigenerational Disadvantage

Patrick Sharkey, Felix Elwert

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Research on the relationship between neighborhoods and child development has frequently overlooked a crucial dimension of neighborhood stratification: time. Whereas much research on the impact of neighborhoods implicitly treats the environment as a static feature of a child’s life and assumes that the neighborhood has instantaneous effects on children, a life course perspective on neighborhood inequality shifts attention toward continuity and change in the environment over time and across generations and considers the role that neighborhoods play in altering or structuring individuals’ or families’ trajectories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSocial Stratification
Subtitle of host publicationClass, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780429963193
ISBN (Print)9780429494642
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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