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n. pl. ex·ter·nal·i·ties
a. The condition or quality of being external or externalized.
b. Something that is external.
2. A cost or benefit that affects people other than those involved in the economic activity that produced it and that is not reflected in prices: pollution and other negative externalities.


n, pl -ties
1. the state or condition of being external
2. something external
3. (Philosophy) philosophy the quality of existing independently of a perceiving mind
4. (Economics) an economic effect that results from an economic choice but is not reflected in market prices


(ˌɛk stərˈnæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or quality of being external or externalized.
2. something external.
4. an often unforeseen external effect accompanying a process.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.externality - the quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior; "the outwardness of the world"
worldliness - concern with worldly affairs to the neglect of spiritual needs; "he disliked the worldliness of many bishops around him"
spatial relation, position - the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
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In addition, the sample they use to estimate the neighborhood effect is quite small, 212, making it difficult to detect small neighborhood effects.
Because a large part of the variation used to identify the neighborhood effect is from moves, the analysis must control as much as possible for these different circumstances.
Marsh Lecture Series "Socio-territorial Approaches to Health: Neighborhood Effect and Health Inequalities in Two West African Cities'' 12:15-1:15 p.
Urban location is the only neighborhood effect approaching practical significance with a -2.
Second, our final GS2SLS model corrects for any unobserved neighborhood effect, thus eliminating potential endogeneity because of omitted variables.
The effect of words with similar orthography on visual word recognition is known as the orthographic neighborhood effect.
Using instrumental variable techniques, Green and White (1997), Haurin, Parcel, and Haurin (2000), and Aaronson (2000) all find a modest upward bias in homeownership effect estimates, while sibling difference analyses and other attempts to gauge the extent of bias associated with neighborhood effect estimates (Aaronson 1997; Duncan, Connell, and Klebanov 1997) also find a modest upward bias associated with neighborhood poverty.
The implicit assumption in doing so is that the neighborhood effect is the same to each individual, no matter what the previous adoption level is.
The impact of the neighborhood effect on low-income children has been exacerbated by rapidly increasing income segregation, leading to even more stark disparities in the environments in which American children grow up (Bischoff & Reardon, 2014; Fry & Taylor, 2012).
Youth and neighborhood effect in Southern European cities: some pending issues to analyze *
Multiport Internet Neighborhood Effect (MINE SM) - an Internet Radio service that will allow one Internet Radio signal to be split into multiple individual signals whereby various communities (that do not currently have any local terrestrial radio service) can be served with individual, customized local programming off of that one signal featuring an app that will allow end users to choose which of those signals to tune into for their own local listening.
Sampson is Henry Ford II Professor of Social Sciences at Harvard University, director of the Boston Area Research Initiative, and author of Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect.

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