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dc.contributor.authorAlmeida, Joanna
dc.contributor.authorKawachi, Ichiro
dc.contributor.authorMolnar, Beth E.
dc.contributor.authorSubramanian, S. V.
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-30T07:44:23Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationAlmeida, Joanna, Ichiro Kawachi, Beth E. Molnar, and S. V. Subramanian. 2009. “A Multilevel Analysis of Social Ties and Social Cohesion among Latinos and Their Neighborhoods: Results from Chicago.” Journal of Urban Health 86 (5): 745–59. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-009-9375-2.
dc.identifier.issn1099-3460
dc.identifier.issn1468-2869
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:41288146*
dc.description.abstractResearch suggests that, among Latinos, there are health benefits associated with living in a neighborhood populated with coethnics. While social networks and social cohesion are the proposed explanation for the salubrious effect and are assumed to be characteristics of Latino immigrant enclaves, evidence for this is limited. We used multilevel regression to test the relative contribution of individual race/ethnicity and neighborhood concentration of Mexican Americans as predictors of social networks and social cohesion. After accounting for personal characteristics, we found a negative association between neighborhood concentration of Mexican Americans and social cohesion. Among Latinos, living in a neighborhood with increased coethnics was associated with increased social ties. Compared to non-Latino whites, Mexican Americans reported more social ties but lower social cohesion. Contrary to the assumption that Mexican immigrant enclaves beget social cohesion, we did not find this to be true in Chicago neighborhoods.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag
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dc.titleA Multilevel Analysis of Social Ties and Social Cohesion among Latinos and Their Neighborhoods: Results from Chicago
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.description.versionVersion of Record
dc.relation.journalJournal of Urban Health
dash.depositing.authorKawachi, Ichiro::3b17e788dad605ac69e3dd457b6c41ac::600
dc.date.available2019-08-30T07:44:23Z
dash.workflow.comments1Science Serial ID 60735
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11524-009-9375-2
dash.source.volume86;5
dash.source.page745


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