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A growing body of research has found support for the idea that children's behavioral development and school performance may be influenced as much by multiple changes in family composition during childhood as by the quality and character of the families in which children reside at any given point the research on instability has focused specifically on the(More)
This study integrates two important developments, the concept of health lifestyles (which has focused on adults and adolescents) and the increased attention to early childhood. We introduce the concept of children's health lifestyles, identifying differences from adult health lifestyles and articulating intergenerational transmission and socialization(More)
Research has established the importance of early socioeconomic advantage and disadvantage for understanding later life outcomes, but less is known about change in the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and child development within the period of early childhood. Competing hypotheses drawn from the literature posited: (1) a stable SES-development(More)
This paper is intended to enhance the literature on population and the environment by developing a model that takes into account age and gender composition of rural households in order to explain variation in the timing of migration and decisions about land use. In differently structured households, migration patterns may reduce or delay environmental(More)
Assumptions about the importance of mothers' time for children's healthy development permeate policy debates over child care, maternal employment, and family leave. Studies consistently show that mothers' time in particular activities with children relate positively to indicators of child well-being, but results are more mixed regarding associations between(More)
We draw upon the 3-wave longitudinal dataset called Welfare Children and Families: A Three-City Study to examine the long-term implications for adolescents and young adults (N=783) of mothers' welfare receipt and labor force participation from 1999 to 2005. In general, changes in mothers' work and welfare patterns were not associated with deterioration or(More)
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