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Changing AdolescenceSocial Trends and Mental Health$
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Ann Hagell

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781447301042

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447301042.001.0001

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Some thoughts on the broader context: neighbourhoods and peers

Some thoughts on the broader context: neighbourhoods and peers

(p.151) Eight Some thoughts on the broader context: neighbourhoods and peers
Changing Adolescence

Ann Hagell

Sarah Curtis

Shari Daya

Yasmin Khatib

Rachel Pain

Catherine Rothon

Stephen Stansfeld

Ann Hagell

Policy Press

How do the broader social structures and environments shape the everyday life of young people? How are routines created and social behaviour organised? For example, young people spend a great deal of time in their neighbourhoods. This chapter reviews the evidence for neighbourhood effects, and also searches to see whether in fact we have any evidence that young people's neighbourhoods, or the way in which they experience their local neighbourhood, have changed over recent decades. We also take a brief look at gang culture and consumerism.

Keywords:   Adolescent, Mental health, Neighbourhoods, Community, Peer group, Gangs, Consumerism

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