Brief Adults' Environment and Behavior: Parental Aggravation
Jennifer Ehrle Macomber, Kristin Anderson Moore, Brett V. Brown
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High stress and aggravation in parents are associated with poor cognitive and socioemotional development of young children. In addition, maternal emotional distress has been linked to less responsive, even hostile, parenting practices. Mandated employment, time limits on benefits, shifts in child care arrangements, and fluctuations in income are some of the challenges facing low-income parents under welfare reform.
Research Areas Families Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)