Are Neighborhood Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Racial/Ethnic Segregation Associated With Cognitive Functioning in Late Middle Age?

TitleAre Neighborhood Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Racial/Ethnic Segregation Associated With Cognitive Functioning in Late Middle Age?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsAneshensel, CS, Michelle J. Ko, Chodosh, J, Wight, RG
JournalJournal of Health and Social Behavior
Volume52
Issue2
Pagination162-162
KeywordsDemographics, Health Conditions and Status
Abstract

KEY FINDINGS: For persons of lower socioeconomic status, cognitive functioning is enhanced by living in more advantaged neighborhoods. The poorest residents of impoverished neighborhoods have especially low levels of cognitive functioning compared to their neighbors with more financial assets. Among those living in predominantly African-American neighborhoods, residents with limited education exhibit relatively poor cognitive functioning, but highly-educated residents exhibit extremely good cognitive functioning.

Endnote Keywords

Segregation/Cognitive ability/Cognition/reasoning

Endnote ID

62634

Citation Key7611
PubMed ID21673145
PubMed Central IDPMC3152319