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ERIC Number: EJ836513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Low-Income Mothers' Private Safety Nets and Children's Socioemotional Well-Being
Ryan, Rebecca M.; Kalil, Ariel; Leininger, Lindsey
Journal of Marriage and Family, v71 n2 p278-297 May 2009
Using longitudinal data from the Fragile Families and Child Well-being Study (N = 1,162) and the National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies (N = 1,308), we estimate associations between material and instrumental support available to low-income mothers and young children's socioemotional well-being. In multivariate OLS models, we find mothers' available support is negatively associated with children's behavior problems and positively associated with prosocial behavior in both data sets; associations between available support and children's internalizing and prosocial behaviors attenuate but remain robust in residualized change models. Overall, results support the hypothesis that the availability of a private safety net is positively associated with children's socioemotional adjustment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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