New Resource Guide: Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN)
NACJD has released a new resource guide providing users with in-depth information on PHDCN's methodology, instruments, and measures.
PHDCN is an interdisciplinary study of how families, schools, and neighborhoods affect child and adolescent development. It was designed to advance the understanding of the developmental pathways of both positive and negative human social behaviors. In particular, PHDCN examined the pathways to juvenile delinquency, adult crime, substance abuse, and violence. At the same time, PHDCN also provided a detailed look at the environments in which these social behaviors take place by collecting substantial amounts of data about urban Chicago, including its people, institutions, and resources.
PHDCN data is popular among NACJD users, consisting of 172 unique data files and generating over 700 known publications. The new resource guide contains details on PHDCN sampling methods, response rates, units of analysis, data collection instruments, scales, and related literature.
Mar 9, 2020