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dc.contributor.authorLei, Man Kit
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:56:39Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:56:39Z
dc.date.issued2010-08
dc.identifier.otherlei_man-kit_201008_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/lei_man-kit_201008_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26693
dc.description.abstractUsing a sample of 678 African Americans derived from the Family and Community Health Study (FACHS), this current research project challenges the gender-invariant hypothesis of social disorganization theory (SDT) and argues that SDT has largely neglected neighborhood effects on girls’ delinquency. This study finds that delinquency is unevenly distributed across and within neighborhoods between girls and boys. In addition, I indicate that gender differences in delinquency will be reduced when girls and boys live in equalitarian neighborhoods compared to patriarchal neighborhoods. Furthermore, this study also finds that the effects of collective efficacy depend on the conditions of gender and neighborhood gender equality. Finally, this study reveals that the combination of neighborhood gender equality and neighborhood poverty, through collective efficacy and supportive parenting, are highly salient factors in determining the likelihood of girls’ and boys’ delinquency. Results show evidence of gender-stratified neighborhoods. Thus, gender-specific neighborhood prevention programs should be developed.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectSocial disorganization theory, Gender equality, Collective efficacy, Parenting Practices, Adolescent delinquency
dc.titleGender, neighborhoods, and delinquency
dc.title.alternativea reexamination of social disorganization theory
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentSociology
dc.description.majorSociology
dc.description.advisorRonald Simons
dc.description.committeeRonald Simons
dc.description.committeeThomas McNulty
dc.description.committeeJody Clay-Warner


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