Unpacking Socio-economic Risks for Reading and Academic Self-concept in Primary School: Differential effects and the role of the preschool home learning environment – British Journal of Educational Psychology

ABSTRACT Background: Uncertainty remains concerning how children’s reading and academic self-concept are related and how these are differentially affected by social disadvantage and home learning environments. Aims: To contrast the impacts of early socio-economic risks and preschool home learning environments upon British children’s reading abilities and academic self-concept between 7 and 10 years. Sample:n = 3,172 British children aged 3–10 years … [Read More] Unpacking Socio-economic Risks for Reading and Academic Self-concept in Primary School: Differential effects and the role of the preschool home learning environment – British Journal of Educational Psychology

The Interplay of Maternal Sensitivity and Toddler Engagement of Mother in Predicting Self-regulation – Developmental Psychology

ABSTRACT Using data from the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project, a cross-lag mediation model was tested to examine longitudinal relations among low-income mothers’ sensitivity; toddlers’ engagement of their mothers; and toddler’s self-regulation at ages 1, 2, and 3 years (N = 2,958). Age 1 maternal sensitivity predicted self-regulation at ages 2 and 3 … [Read More] The Interplay of Maternal Sensitivity and Toddler Engagement of Mother in Predicting Self-regulation – Developmental Psychology

Examining the Regulatory and Reactive Temperamental Characteristics as Predictors of Low Income Preschool Children’s Executive Function – Current Psychology

ABSTRACT The current study is an examination of low income children’s reactive and regulatory temperamental characteristics as predictors of their executive function, with a particular focus on children’s regulatory temperament (i.e., inhibitory control and attentional focusing) as moderators of associations between reactive temperament (i.e., negative emotionality) and executive function. Participants were 291 children (159 boys) … [Read More] Examining the Regulatory and Reactive Temperamental Characteristics as Predictors of Low Income Preschool Children’s Executive Function – Current Psychology

Does Biology Matter in Parent-Child Relationships? Examining parental warmth among adolescents from low-income families – Journal of Family Issues

ABSTRACT Family structure has long been a consideration in research focused on adolescent outcomes. The current study uses data derived from the Mobile Youth Survey to examine how parental warmth differs over time for male and female adolescents reporting biological parents and other parental figures (e.g., grandparents, aunts, and siblings). Using estimation of random and … [Read More] Does Biology Matter in Parent-Child Relationships? Examining parental warmth among adolescents from low-income families – Journal of Family Issues

The New Benefit Cap will Not only Make People Poorer – It will harm their health – The Conversation (UK)

Extract from an article by Aaron Reeves, Associate Professorial Research Fellow in Poverty and Inequality, London School of Economics and Political Science, Emma Baker, Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Adelaide and Rebecca Bentley, Associate Professor, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne For many families living … [Read More] The New Benefit Cap will Not only Make People Poorer – It will harm their health – The Conversation (UK)

Parenting Predictors of Delay Inhibition in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Preschoolers – Infant and Child Development

ABSTRACT This study examined longitudinal associations between specific parenting factors and delay inhibition in socioeconomically disadvantaged preschoolers. At Time 1, parents and 2- to 4-year-old children (mean age =3.21 years; N=247) participated in a videotaped parent-child free play session, and children completed delay inhibition tasks (gift delay-wrap, gift delay-bow, and snack delay tasks). Three months … [Read More] Parenting Predictors of Delay Inhibition in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Preschoolers – Infant and Child Development

Poverty and Perceived Hardship Affect Cognitive Function and May Contribute to Premature Aging, Say Investigators – Elsevier

New study finds strong associations between sustained exposure to economic hardship and worse cognitive function in relatively young individuals, reports the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Extract from an article by Ann Arbor Poverty and perceived hardship over decades among relatively young people in the U.S. are strongly associated with worse cognitive function and may be … [Read More] Poverty and Perceived Hardship Affect Cognitive Function and May Contribute to Premature Aging, Say Investigators – Elsevier

Can VET help create a more inclusive society? – NCVER

The impact of education on the extent or depth of the social participation an individual experiences is demonstrated in Educating oneself out of social exclusion (Buddelmeyer, Leung & Scutella 2012). This study builds on previous work undertaken by Scutella and colleagues in 2009 for the Brotherhood of St Laurence and uses a measure of multidimensional social exclusion that incorporates … [Read More] Can VET help create a more inclusive society? – NCVER

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