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ERIC Number: EJ941943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Mediators of the Relationship between Stable Nonresident Households and Toddler Outcomes
Fagan, Jay; Lee, Yookyong; Palkovitz, Rob; Cabrera, Natasha
Journal of Family Issues, v32 n11 p1543-1568 Nov 2011
The present study examined the associations between stable nonresidence among never married parents (compared with coresident parents) and outcomes for toddlers using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey-Birth Cohort. The authors found small to medium negative associations between stable nonresidence and toddlers' positive social behavior and small negative associations between stable nonresidence and toddlers' cognition. The associations between stable nonresidence and positive social behavior and cognition were explained by mothers' supportiveness during interactions with the child. The findings suggest that toddlers in stable nonresident families are at greater risk for lowered school readiness because of diminished quality of maternal interactions with the child. Implications for practice and policy are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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