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ERIC Number: EJ783703
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Expanding the Family Economic Stress Model: Insights from a Mixed-Methods Approach
Mistry, Rashmita S.; Lowe, Edward D.; Benner, Aprile D.; Chien, Nina
Journal of Marriage and Family, v70 n1 p196-209 Feb 2008
The current study used a mixed-methods approach to examine how low-income mothers managed their household economies, their experiences of economic pressure, and the consequences for family and child functioning. Qualitative analyses (N = 32 families) revealed that experiences of economic pressure were associated with an inability to afford "both" basic needs and some modest but highly valued "extras." To meet demands, mothers reported using a variety of strategies, including instrumental support from friends and family members and other financial strategies. Results from the quantitative analyses (N = 516 families; 800 children, ages 6-15) were generally consistent with patterns observed in the qualitative analyses and extended the findings to include effects on parenting practices and children's behavioral functioning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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