Adolescent Violence

By: Knoester, Chris, and Dana L. Hayne

This study analyzed data in the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health and found after controlling for background characteristics that a 32% increase in the proportion of single-parent families in a neighborhood is associated with a 138% increase in an adolescent’s expected level of violence.

Community context, social integration into family, and youth violence. Journal of Marriage and Family 67 (3): 767-80.