Review of Literature

  • Deirdre M. Kirke


This book reports on the substance use of the teenagers in a working-class community in Dublin. The families in this community were similar in various respects, including socioeconomic status, occupational status, family size, housing, geographic location, ethnic group and religion. More than half of the families had a teenager aged 14–18 years living at home at the time of interview. Teenagers living in families sharing such similarities, and living in such close proximity to one another, would be expected to form peer ties, and they would do so on the basis of other individual similarities, such as age and gender. The peer groups formed from these peer ties would, therefore, be expected to be homogeneous in various respects.


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© Deirdre M. Kirke 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Deirdre M. Kirke
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  1. 1.National University of IrelandMaynoothIreland

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