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Income inequality within urban settings and depressive symptoms among adolescents

Topics: Healthcare and Public Health,

This report expands upon previous research that has found a tie between area-level income inequality and heightened risk for depression among adults, investigating the potential linkage among adolescents. To explore this topic, the authors used information from the 2008 Boston Youth Survey, analyzing data from 1,878 adolescents from 38 Boston neighborhoods. Their research indicates that there could be a connection between higher income inequality and a higher risk for depression among adolescent girls, but they did not find the same association for boys.

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