Methodological issues in studies of SES, parenting, and child development

Lois Wladis Hoffman

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The importance of socioeconomic status (SES) for children’s development has been a subject of research for almost three-quarters of a century (Davis, 1941; Davis & Havighurst, 1946; Hollingshead, 1949; Lynd & Lynd, 1929; Warner & Lunt, 1942). Children’s access to health facilities, nutrition, and education; their physical environment, neighborhood, and peers; the kinds of childrearing patterns experienced; the size of their family, its authority structure, and its stability-aIl are related to social class (L. Hoffman, 1984). So too are a great many child outcomeshealth, cognitive performance, social adjustment, educational attainment, and teen pregnancy. Thus, a major chaIlenge for developmental science is to understand the links that connect socioeconomic factors to child outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocioeconomic Status, Parenting, and Child Development
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781135634018
ISBN (Print)9780415654272
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


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