How Money Matters for Children’s Socioemotional Adjustment: Family Processes and Parental Investment

  • Vonnie C. McLoyd
Part of the Nebraska Symposium on Motivation book series (NSM, volume 57)


Numerous studies conducted by researchers in public health, psychology, and sociology have found that children and adolescents from disadvantaged families (e.g., “officially poor” families, families with low income-to-needs ratios) are at an increased risk of mental health problems, including depressive symptomatology, hostility, difficulties in peer relations, low self-esteem, and drug use (Bolger, Patterson, & Thompson, 1995; Brooks-Gunn & Furstenberg, 1989; Currie & Lin, 2007; Elder, Nguyen, & Caspi, 1985; Goodman, 1999; Goosby, 2007; Strohschein, 2005; Wadsworth, Raviv, Compas, & Connor-Smith, 2005)


Child Care Child Care Subsidy Formal Child Care Neighborhood Stress Maternal Psychological Distress 
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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