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Urban South African adolescents' perceptions of their neighborhood socio-economic environments: the Birth to Twenty plus cohort study

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posted on 03.03.2015, 14:14 authored by Rebecca Pradeilles, Emily RoushamEmily Rousham, Shane A. Norris, Paula GriffithsPaula Griffiths
The Apartheid era led to major differences in the living conditions between population groups in South Africa. Subsequently, reforms have been implemented to reduce poverty and inequalities. This study aims to assess neighborhood and school socio-economic (SE) environments reported by adolescents to determine whether geographic and population group differences in the SE environment exist. Neighborhood SE status was assessed using a novel questionnaire adapted to the urban South African context. Black African and Mixed Ancestry participants lived in more deprived SE environments and reported studying in less favorable school environments compared to Whites. Among Black Africans, those living in Soweto versus metropolitan Johannesburg reported more deprived economic and school environments.

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Research Unit

  • Socio-economic status and child/adolescent health in Johannesburg-Soweto Study

Published in

Children, Youth and Enviornments

Volume

24

Issue

3

Pages

173 - 200

Citation

PRADEILLES, R. ... et al, 2014. Urban South African adolescents' perceptions of their neighborhood socio-economic environments: the Birth to Twenty plus cohort study. Children, Youth and Environments, 24 (3), pp. 173 - 200.

Publisher

© Children, Youth and Environments

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2014

Notes

This article was originally published in the journal Children, Youth and Environments [© Children, Youth and Environments].

ISSN

1546-2250

Language

en