Poverty and Socioeconomic Status


Poverty and Socioeconomic Status

Poverty impacts the ability to access needed resources as well as the function of communities. Community Psychologists realize that low-resource communities are vulnerable to decreases in mental health and wellness.

Bike Equity: Can Alternative Transport Become the Great Equalizer?

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Public Policy | Tags:
We must carefully consider urban sustainability measures and account for who most uses sustainable transportation.

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Schools as Community Hubs in the Outskirts of Lima, Peru

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Education, Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status | Tags: ,
Social network analysis can be used in the operational definition of social regularities, behavior settings, and similar ecological concepts. In the period 2015-2016 we implemented a program for the prevention of child labor in marginal areas in the outskirts of Lima, Peru.

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The Southeast Equine Research and Education Partnership

Posted in: Coalition Building, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Rural Communities, Sense of Community | Tags:
The Southeast Equine Research and Education Partnership (SEREP) is an interdisciplinary, interinstitutional, community-university collaborative. The long-term goal is to build on the organically grown local equine ecosystem to bring community, economic, and workforce development to a rural region in the southeastern United States.

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How Keeping Up With the Joneses (or at least living next door) Can Be Good for Your Health

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Can the income-level of the people we share our neighborhoods with affect our health? Does the income-level of our neighbors shape how we perceive our own social status?

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The Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) - Community Psychology, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association - serves many different disciplines that focus on community research and action. Our members are committed to promoting health and empowerment and to preventing problems in communities, groups, and individuals. Visit us at scra27.org