A recently released study from the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that longer exposure to more advantaged neighborhoods during childhood improves long-term health, well-being, and neighborhood quality outcomes during adulthood. The study identifies neighborhood stressors and health-related behaviors such as smoking as key predictors of adult health. The study explores five factors that appear to mediate place effects on children: school quality, peer influences, pollution, exposure to violence, and criminal justice policies.
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