Brief Girls in the 'Hood: The Importance of Feeling Safe
Susan J. Popkin, Tama Leventhal, Gretchen Weismann
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The Moving to Opportunity program targeted families living in some of the nation's poorest, highest-crime neighborhoods and offered them a chance to move to lower poverty areas. One hope was that, away from concentrated poverty and the risks associated with itincluding poor physical and mental health, risky sexual behavior and delinquencyfamilies would fare better. This brief examines how adolescent girls benefited from moving out of high poverty and discusses why girls might have fared so much better than boys.
Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety Children and youth Housing Child welfare
Tags Victims of crime Federal housing programs and policies Housing markets Sexual attitudes and behavior Delinquency and crime Neighborhoods and youth development
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center