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Sense of Community and Informal Social Control Among Lower Income Households: The Role of Homeownership and Collective Efficacy in Reducing Subjective Neighborhood Crime and Disorder

April 1, 2012

A study by researchers at the UNC Center for Community Capital finds a clear link between homeownership and how low-income families perceive crime in their neighborhoods. Not only does homeownership lead residents to take steps to protect and secure their neighborhoods thereby reducing crime, those perceptions are also important because they affect residents’ mental and physical health as well.

Reduction of Nonresponse Bias through Case Prioritization

January 1, 2010

Studies often seek to maximize response rates by targeting sample members who are most likely to be interviewed. But center researchers find greater success minimizing non-response bias by targeting likely nonrespondents from the onset of a study.