Week 8

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8. (10/24) Continuation of 7b + Placing individuals in a multileveled context


Idea: Different or even contradictory associations can be detected at different levels of aggregation (e.g., individual, region, nation), but not all influences can be assigned to properties of the individual—Membership in a larger aggregation can influence outcomes even after conditioning on the attributes of the individuals.


Cases: Ecological and atomistic fallacies, Neighborhood effects, Childhood maltreatment, Effects of inequality, Obesity, Heart disease


Readings: Freedman 2001, Diez-Roux 2002a, b, Coulton 1999, Korbin 2000, Marcelli 2005, 2006, Balfour 2002, Lawlor 2005



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