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We investigate an alternative conceptualization of neighborhood context and its association with health. Using an index that measures a continuum of concentrated advantage and disadvantage, we examine whether the relationship between neighborhood conditions and health varies by socio-economic status. Using NHANES III data geo-coded to census tracts, we find that while largely uneducated neighborhoods are universally deleterious, individuals with more education benefit from living in highly educated neighborhoods to a greater degree than individuals with lower levels of education.


Finch, B. K., Do, D. P., Heron, M., Bird, C., Seeman, T., & Lurie, N. (2010). Neighborhood effects on health: Concentrated advantage and disadvantage. Health & Place, 16(5), 1058-1060.

DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2010.05.009

© Health & Place, 2010, Elsevier

NOTICE: This is the author's version of a work that was accepted for publication in Health & Place. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Health & Place, [Volume #16, Issue #5, (2010)], DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2010.05.009

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