Freedom from the tyranny of neighbourhood : rethinking socio-spatial context effects / Ana Petrović (Delft University of Technology), David Manley (University of Bristol), Maarten van Ham (Delft University of Technology and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserPetrović, Ana ; Manley, David ; Ham, Maarten van
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, March 2018
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11416
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Theory behind neighbourhood effects suggests that different geographies and scales affect individual outcomes. We argue that neighbourhood effects research needs to break away from the tyranny of neighbourhood and consider alternative ways to measure the wider socio-spatial context of people, placing individuals at the centre of the approach. We review theoretical and empirical approaches to place and space from a multitude of disciplines and the geographical scopes of neighbourhood effects mechanisms. Ultimately, we suggest ways in which micro-geographic data can be used to operationalise sociospatial context for neighbourhood effects, where data pragmatism should be supplanted by a theory-driven data exploration.