ERIC Number: EJ653137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Helping Others? The Effects of Childhood Poverty and Family Instability on Prosocial Behavior.
Lichter, Daniel T.; Shanahan, Michael J.; Gardner, Erica L.
Youth & Society, v34 n1 p89-119 Sep 2002
Examines the relationship between poverty and family instability during childhood on prosocial behavior (volunteerism) during late adolescence. Data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY), including mother and family records, indicate that adolescents, particularly males, from single parent families are less likely than those from married-couple households to be involved in volunteer work. (Contains references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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