Enriching Preschool Classrooms and Home Visits with Evidence-based Programming: Sustained benefits for low-income children – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

ABSTRACT Background: Growing up in poverty undermines healthy development, producing disparities in the cognitive and social-emotional skills that support early learning and mental health. Preschool and home-visiting interventions for low-income children have the potential to build early cognitive and social-emotional skills, reducing the disparities in school readiness that perpetuate the cycle of poverty. However, longitudinal … [Read More] Enriching Preschool Classrooms and Home Visits with Evidence-based Programming: Sustained benefits for low-income children – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

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

Child Development & Emotion Regulation – A selection of articles form various sources

A selection of articles form various sources The ability model of emotional intelligence: Principles and updates / JD Mayer, DR Caruso, P Salovey – Emotion Review, 2016 — … research attention and that have been directly related to emotionally intelligent reasoning … We suspect that the three intelligences themselves—emotional, personal, and social—may … at three … [Read More] Child Development & Emotion Regulation – A selection of articles form various sources

Poverty, Family Chronic-stress and Children’s Development – A selection of articles form various sources

A selection of articles form various sources Assessing Perceptions of Culture and Trauma in an Elementary School: Informing a Model for Culturally Responsive Trauma-Informed Schools / LV Blitz, EM Anderson, M Saastamoinen – The Urban Review — … factors often associated with childhood adversity (Felitti and Anda 2010), may also impact family involvement. … better understand what the school … [Read More] Poverty, Family Chronic-stress and Children’s Development – A selection of articles form various sources

The Inequality Paradox: Why inequality matters even though it has barely changed – The New Zealand Initiative

The public is constantly told income inequality is rising and the government should do something. This report seeks to explain why inequality matters, even though it has barely changed. It shows how income inequality did rise in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but has since flattened out. Meanwhile consumer spending inequality has returned to mid-1980s … [Read More] The Inequality Paradox: Why inequality matters even though it has barely changed – The New Zealand Initiative

Policy Translation for Early Childhood Education and Care: The Growing Up in New Zealand approach – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy

ABSTRACT Longitudinal cohort studies have significant potential to inform policy across a range of child and family areas, including early childhood education and care. Here we describe the relationship between policy-makers and New Zealand’s contemporary pre-birth cohort study. We outline a model for policy interaction that highlights the relationship between Growing Up and policy across … [Read More] Policy Translation for Early Childhood Education and Care: The Growing Up in New Zealand approach – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy

Associations of Successful Aging With Socioeconomic Position Across the Life-Course: The West of Scotland Twenty-07 Prospective Cohort Study -Journal of Aging and Health

ABSTRACT Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate how socioeconomic position (SEP) is associated with multidimensional measures of successful aging (SA), and how this varies and accumulates across the life-course. Method: Using data from 1,733 Scottish men and women from two cohorts aged around 57 and 76, respectively, we explored associations of SA, … [Read More] Associations of Successful Aging With Socioeconomic Position Across the Life-Course: The West of Scotland Twenty-07 Prospective Cohort Study -Journal of Aging and Health

Social Determinants: How class and wealth affect our health – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Sharon Friel, Director, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and Professor of Health Equity, ANU, Australian National University Inequities in wealth and income are one of the biggest social, economic and political challenges of our time. It’s important to address these inequities for three key reasons. Economic costs: Inequity undermines … [Read More] Social Determinants: How class and wealth affect our health – The Conversation

Young People’s Well-being and the Economic crisis: How does parental unemployment and family wealth affect the downturn experience? – Children and Youth Services Review

Highlights Youth life satisfaction is negatively associated with perceived negative repercussions of the economic recession. There is a positive association between parental unemployment and repercussions of the economic recession. A negative association with perceived family wealth and the perception of repercussions of the recession. ABSTRACT Background: Portugal is among the European countries most severely hit by … [Read More] Young People’s Well-being and the Economic crisis: How does parental unemployment and family wealth affect the downturn experience? – Children and Youth Services Review

Do Early Life Cognitive Ability and Self-regulation Skills Explain Socio-economic Inequalities in Academic Achievement? An effect decomposition analysis in UK and Australian cohorts – Social Science & Medicine

Highlights We decomposed pathways from socio-economic disadvantage to mid-childhood academic ability. 2/3 effect of socio-economic disadvantage was direct (not through cognitive ability or self-regulation). The indirect effect was mainly through cognitive ability. Early interventions to improve cognitive ability (but not self-regulation) hold potential. But policies to alleviate social inequality remain essential for inequality reduction. ABSTRACT … [Read More] Do Early Life Cognitive Ability and Self-regulation Skills Explain Socio-economic Inequalities in Academic Achievement? An effect decomposition analysis in UK and Australian cohorts – Social Science & Medicine

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