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dc.contributor.authorHedman, Lina
dc.contributor.authorVan Ham, Maarten
dc.identifier.citationHedman , L & Van Ham , M 2021 , ' Three generations of intergenerational transmission of neighbourhood context ' , Social Inclusion , vol. 9 , no. 2 , pp. 129-141 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 274286453
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: d957818b-e422-4cb7-8738-442f273bbc10
dc.identifier.othercrossref: 10.17645/si.v9i2.3730
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-2106-0702/work/94291603
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85106886493
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000661192000006
dc.descriptionFunding: The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007–2013)/ERC Grant Agreement no. 615159 (ERC Consolidator Grant DEPRIVEDHOODS, socio-spatial inequality, deprived neighbourhoods, and neighbourhood effects).en
dc.description.abstractThe literature on intergenerational contextual mobility has shown that neighbourhood status is partly ‘inherited’ from parents by children. Children who spend their childhood in deprived neighbourhoods are more likely to live in such neighbourhoods as adults. It has been suggested that such transmission of neighbourhood status is also relevant from a multiple generation perspective. To our knowledge, however, this has only been confirmed by simulations and not by empirical research. This study uses actual empirical data covering the entire Swedish population over a 25-year period, to investigate intergenerational similarities in neighbourhood status for three generations of Swedish women. The findings suggest that the neighbourhood environments of Swedish women are correlated with the neighbourhood statuses of their mothers and, to some extent, grandmothers. These results are robust over two different analytical strategies—comparing the neighbourhood status of the three generations at roughly similar ages and at the same point in time—and two different spatial scales. We argue that the finding of such effects in (relatively egalitarian) Sweden implies that similar, and possibly stronger, patterns are likely to exist in other countries as well.
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dc.rightsCopyright © Lina Hedman, Maarten van Ham. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (, which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction of the work without further permission provided the original author(s) and source are credited.en
dc.subjectIntergenerational transmissionen
dc.subjectLow-income neighbouhooden
dc.subjectRegister dataen
dc.subjectHN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reformen
dc.subjectHT Communities. Classes. Racesen
dc.subjectHV Social pathology. Social and public welfareen
dc.titleThree generations of intergenerational transmission of neighbourhood contexten
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorEuropean Research Councilen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Population and Health Researchen
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