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Naomi Sugie, University of California Irvine

Concentrated Disadvantage and Stress in Daily Life
When Dec 07, 2020
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Online via Zoom
Contact Name
Contact Phone 301-405-6403
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About the Presentation for the Fall 2020 MPRC Online Seminar Series

Note:  As of 12/2/2020, the speaker has tweaked the title and abstract for this talk.  Below is the updated abstract.

Theories of stress describe how the conditions and environments of poor places exert a daily wear and tear that take their toll on individual health outcomes and influence health inequalities.  Unlike major life events, these chronic stressors are presumed to be modest day-to-day costs that are challenging to document and investigate.  In this study, we leverage nearly 300,000 GPS estimates and over 5,300 daily reports of negative emotions collected through mobile phones over three months for a cohort of men living in poor urban neighborhoods. Using a new approach to measure place, or activity spaces, which we term egocentric places, we construct daily measures of concentrated disadvantage based on people’s observed locations, and we examine how within-person changes in their daily exposure to concentrated disadvantage are associated with their daily reports of negative emotions. The findings suggest that day-to-day changes in disadvantage are related to increased negative emotions, specifically feelings of stress, and that these associations are concentrated among people who live in highly disadvantaged areas. By systematically examining this process, the findings illuminate how poor places disadvantage people’s emotional health in everyday life. 

About the Speaker

Naomi Sugie

Naomi Sugie is an Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society (and, by courtesy, Sociology).  Sugie uses a variety of methodological approaches, including data collection via mobile phones, to examine the consequences of criminal justice contact for inequality. 

Note:  Zoom link for Registration.   Upon registration you will receive an automatically generated email with the link for the seminar.

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