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Title: Contextual Determinants of Children's Responses to Poverty
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1. McLeod, Jane D.
Edwards, Kevan
Contextual Determinants of Children's Responses to Poverty
Social Forces 73, 4 (June 1995): 1487-1516.
Also: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2580456
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Keyword(s): Behavior Problems Index (BPI); Birthweight; Child Health; Children, Poverty; Family Characteristics; Family Income; Health, Mental; Hispanics; Neighborhood Effects; Peers/Peer influence/Peer relations; Poverty; Pre-natal Care/Exposure; Pre/post Natal Behavior; Pre/post Natal Health Care; Racial Differences; Residence; Sociability/Socialization/Social Interaction; Urbanization/Urban Living

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Evaluates the independent and joint contributions of family poverty and residential characteristics to children's mental health, using data from the 1988 Children of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (N = 3,277 children). Findings reveal that family poverty and residential characteristics independently predict children's mental health. Family poverty also interacts with some residential characteristics when predicting mental health, although the interactions vary substantially by race/ethnicity: e.g., poor Hispanic children living with same- race peers are in better mental health than poor Hispanic children who are culturally isolated, but the same interaction is not observed in other groups. In general, the effects of poverty and residential characteristics are stronger for Hispanics and American Indians than they are for blacks and whites. 4 Tables, 1 Appendix, 94 References. Adapted from the source document. (Copyright 1995, Sociological Abstracts, Inc., all rights r eserved.)
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McLeod, Jane D. and Kevan Edwards. "Contextual Determinants of Children's Responses to Poverty." Social Forces 73, 4 (June 1995): 1487-1516.