The Oxford Handbook of Poverty and Child Development

Hardcover | April 26, 2012

EditorValerie Maholmes, Rosalind B. King

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Over 15 million children live in families subsisting below the federal poverty level, and there are nearly 4 million more children living in poverty today than in the turn of the 21st century. When compared to their more affluent counterparts, children living in fragile circumstances-includinghomeless children, children in foster care, and children living in families affected by chronic physical or mental health problems-are more likely to have low academic achievement, to drop out of school, and to have health and behavioral problems. The Oxford Handbook of Poverty and Child Development provides a comprehensive analysis of the mechanisms through which socioeconomic, cultural, familial, and community-level factors impact the early and long-term cognitive, neurobiological, socio-emotional, and physical development of childrenliving in poverty. Leading contributors from various disciplines review basic and applied multidisciplinary research and propose questions and answers regarding the short and long-term impact of poverty, contexts and policies on child developmental trajectories. In addition, the book featuresanalyses involving diverse children of all ages, particularly those from understudied groups (e.g. Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, immigrants) and those from understudied geographic areas (e.g., the rural U.S; international humanitarian settings). Each of the 7 sections begins with an overviewof basic biological and behavioral research on child development and poverty, followed by applied analyses of contemporary issues that are currently at the heart of public debates on child health and well-being, and concluded with suggestions for policy reform.Through collaborative, interdisciplinary research, this book identifies the most pressing scientific issues involving poverty and child development, and offers new ideas and research questions that could lead us to develop a new science of research that is multidisciplinary, longitudinal, and thatembraces an ecological approach to the study of child development.

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Over 15 million children live in families subsisting below the federal poverty level, and there are nearly 4 million more children living in poverty today than in the turn of the 21st century. When compared to their more affluent counterparts, children living in fragile circumstances-includinghomeless children, children in foster care,...

Valerie Maholmes, Ph.D., is the Program Director for the Social and Affective Development/Child Maltreatment and Violence Research Program in the Child Development and Behavior Branch at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health. Rosalind B. King, Ph.D., is ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:752 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:April 26, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContentsValerie Maholmes: Introduction: Why Study Poverty?Part I: Why Worry About Poverty?: The Long-term Effects on Children and Families1. Gary W. Evans, Edith Chen, Gregory Miller, and Teresa Seeman: How Poverty Gets Under the Skin: A Life Course Perspective2. Katherine Jewsbury Conger, Monica J. Martin, Ben T. Reeb, Wendy M. Little, Jessica L. Craine, Barbara Shebloski, and Rand D. Conger: Economic Hardship and its Consequences across Generations3. Susan L. Brown: Poverty Status and the Effects of Family Structure on Child Well-being4. Cathy Spatz Widom and Valentina Nikulina: Long-term Consequences of Child Neglect in Low-Income Families5. Mary Bruce Webb: Children and Families in Poverty: Federal Perspectives on Applied Research and EvaluationPart II: Inside the Family: Impact on Child and Family Functioning6. Cathi Propper: The Early Development of Vagal Tone: Effects of Poverty and Elevated Contextual Risk7. Karen McCurdy, Kathleen S. Gormanb, Tiffani S. Kislera, and Elizabeth Metallinos-Katsarasc: Maternal mental health and child health and nutrition8. Deborah Gorman-Smith, Elizabeth Grisa Hunt, and Dylan Robertson: Fatherhood and Fathering Among Low-Income and Minority Men9. Josefina M. Grau, Kathryn S. Wilson, Erin N. Weller, Patricia Castellanos, and Petra A. Duran: Adolescent Parenting: Risk and Protective Factors in the Context of Poverty10. Jennifer E. Glick and Rebecca Clark: Cognitive Development and Family Resources among Children of Immigrant Families11. Harold D. Grotevant, Holly A. Grant-Marsney, Quade Y. S. French, Danila S. Musante, and Jen H. Dolan: The Dynamic of Poverty and Affluence in Child AdoptionPart III: The Working Poor12. Abbey Alkon, Brian Wolff, W. Thomas Boyce: Poverty, Stress and Autonomic Reactivity13. Nina M. Philipsen Hetzner and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn: Employment in Low Income Families14. Rachel E. Dunifon, Kathleen M. Ziol-Guest, and Ariel Kalil: Non-Standard Work Schedules and Child Development15. Aletha C. Huston: How Welfare and Employment Policies Influence Children's Development16. Jane Waldfogel: Work-Family Policies and Child Well-Being in Low-Income FamiliesPart IV: Educational Environments and Child Outcomes17. Martha J. Farah and Daniel A. Hackman: SES, Childhood Experience, and the Neural Bases of Cognition18. Elizabeth Puhn Pungello and Nicole Gardner-Neblett: Family Factors, Childcare Quality, and Cognitive Outcomes19. Robert Crosnoe, Nina Wu, and Claude Bonazzo: Child Health and Early Education20. Anna D. Johnson and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn: Child Care and Early Education for Low-Income Families: Choices and Consequences21. Adam Gamoran, Ruth N. Lcpez Turley, and Jeremy Fiel: Evidence-Based School Interventions to Reduce Achievement InequalityPart V: Neighborhoods, Communities, and Contextual Factors22. W. Roger Mills-Koonce and Nissa Towe-Goodman: Poverty and HPA Functioning in Young Children23. Erin M. Ingoldsby, Elizabeth Shelleby, Tonya Lane, and Daniel S. Shaw: Extra-familial Contexts and Children's Conduct Problems24. Narayan Sastry: Neighborhood Effects on Children's Achievement: A Review of Recent Research25. Lynne Vernon-Feagans, Patricia Garrett-Peters, Allison DeMarco, and Mary Bratsch: Children Living in Rural Poverty: The Role of Chaos in Early Development26. Jung Min Park: Homelessness and Child Outcomes27. Paul Spicer and Michelle Sarche: Poverty and Possibility in the Lives of American Indian and Alaska Native ChildrenPart VI: Helping Families Help Themselves: Evidence-Based Interventions28. Liliana J. Lengua: Poverty, the Development of Effortful Control, and Children's Academic, Social and Emotional Adjustment29. Harris S. Huberman and Alan L. Mendelsohn: Preventive Interventions: Parenting and the Home Environment30. David Cohen, Rosemarie Truglio, Jennifer A. Kotler, and Jeanette Betancourt: Interventions for Low Income Families: Sesame Workshop's Educational Outreach and the Healthy Habits for Life Initiative31. Gene H. Brody, Steven M. Kogan, Christina M. Grange: Translating Longitudinal, Developmental Research with Rural African American Families into Prevention Programs for Rural African American Youth32. Part VII: International Perspectives on the Mental Health and Psychosocial Consequences of Poverty Lia C. H. Fernald, Paul J. Gertler, and Melissa Hidrobo: Conditional Cash Transfer programs: Effects on growth, health and development in young childrenPart VII: International Perspectives on the Mental Health and Psychosocial Consequences of Poverty33. Catherine Panter-Brick, Daniel Lende, and Brandon Kohrt: Children in Global Adversity: Physical Health, Mental Health, Behavioral Health, and Symbolic Health34. Theresa S. Betancourt and William R. Beardslee: Addressing the Consequences of Concentrated Adversity on Child and Adolescent Mental Health35. Michael G. Wessells and Kathleen Kostelny: Everyday Distress: Psychosocial and Economic Impact of Forced Migration on Children and Families36. Jennifer E. Lansford: Cross-Cultural and Cross-National Parenting Perspectives37. Dan Singer and Vesna Kutlesic: Humanitarian Crises in Low Resource Settings: Evidence-based Mental Health and Psychosocial Interventions for Children38. Valerie Maholmes and Rosalind King: Future Directions in Research on Children and Poverty