Out-Of-School Care and Youth Problem Behaviors in Low-Income, Urban Areas
AbstractUsing data from Welfare, Children and Families: A 3-City Study, this study explores how change and stability in out-of-school care are associated with changes in problem behaviors among youth from Time 1 (i.e., at ages 10–11) to Time 2 (an average of 16 months later). Girls in at-home, family care or an organized activity at Time 1 and in informal, out-of-home care or self-care at Time 2 experienced greater increases in problem behaviors than girls remaining in at-home family care or an organized activity. Other changes in care were related to youth outcomes differently depending upon maternal psychological distress. Policies must provide a full range of support services related to childcare and mental health care for low-income families. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
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Volume (Year): 28 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
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Low-income families; Out-of-school care; Problem behaviors; Transition into adolescence;
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