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Do places matter? A multilevel analysis of geographic variations in child behaviour in Canada

TitleDo places matter? A multilevel analysis of geographic variations in child behaviour in Canada
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsBoyle, M. H., and Lipman E. L.
JournalHRDC Working Paper
Keywordsbehaviour, child development and behaviour, children, housing, neighbourhood and community characteristics, social policy
Abstract

This study examined the impact of home ownership on the emotional-behavioral problems of children and youth ages 4 to 16 years. Data came from two large-scale general population surveys conducted in the prov- ince of Ontario in 1983, the Ontario Child Health Study (N = 3,325) and the National Longitudinal Study of Children and Youth (N = 12,592). Results showed an inverse association between home ownership and ratings of emotional-behavioral problems. The net effects of home ownership expressed in standard units dropped from the .20 to .43 range for teacher and parent ratings to the .07 to .17 range, after controlling for socioeco- nomic variables. Furthermore, the concentration of home ownership in neighborhoods was not associated with ratings of child problem behavior in either study. Projects aimed at supporting home ownership among low- income families may provide a means for improving the emotional and behavioral functioning of disadvan- taged children.

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Document URLhttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ellen_Lipman/publication/245966304_Do_Places_Matter_A_Multilevel_Analysis_of_Geographic_Variations_in_Child_Behaviour_in_Canada/links/543c1b850cf204cab1db866f.pdf