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ERIC Number: EJ1137032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
The Health and Economic Well-Being of US Mothers with Intellectual Impairments
Powell, Robyn M.; Parish, Susan L.; Akobirshoev, Ilhom
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v30 n3 p456-468 May 2017
Background: While the United States has seen increased attention by policymakers on the rights of parents with disabilities, there is limited understanding of the health and economic well-being of parents with intellectual impairments. This study compares the health and economic well-being of mothers with and without intellectual impairments. Methods: This descriptive, exploratory study is a secondary analysis of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. This study includes a subsample of mothers of three-year-old children (n = 1561), including mothers with intellectual impairments (n = 263) and without intellectual impairments (n = 1298). Results: US Mothers with intellectual impairments are more likely to report serious health conditions, have less instrumental support, live in poverty, receive public benefits and experience certain material hardships. Conclusion: Findings from this study indicate the need for policies and programmes to support parents with intellectual impairments by addressing their health and economic needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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