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Economics and Youth ViolenceCrime, Disadvantage, and Community$
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Richard Rosenfeld, Mark Edberg, Xiangming Fang, and Curtis S. Florence

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780814789308

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814789308.001.0001

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Macroeconomic Factors and Inequities in Youth Violence

Macroeconomic Factors and Inequities in Youth Violence

The Cyclical Relationship between Community Conditions, Family Factors, and Youth Violence

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(p.278) 10 Macroeconomic Factors and Inequities in Youth Violence
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Economics and Youth Violence
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Jennifer L. Matjasko

Sarah Beth Barnett

James A. Mercy

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814789308.003.0010

This chapter describes a cyclical dynamic between macroeconomic factors and families affecting child outcomes. Both short- and long-term economic strains disrupt the ability of families to provide a nurturing and positive developmental environment. Drawing on the family stress and the family investment models, the chapter shows how long-term and short-term economic strains can differentially increase irritability, anger, depression, substance use, harsh parenting, family conflict, and other problems within families, potentially leading to adjustment and academic problems among children; and affect decisions families make about resources they can (and cannot) provide for educational and developmental support. Further, Robert Agnew's general strain theory suggests an additional family stressor from a general frustration created by resource deprivation. This chapter thus proposes a model for capturing the cyclical dynamic that predicts different family—and thus youth—outcomes by type of economic strain, with implications for intervention.

Keywords:   macroeconomic factors, child outcomes, short-term economic strains, long-term economic strains, developmental environment, family stress model, family investment model

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