Paula Fomby

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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)
Health across the Life Course Researchers and policymakers recognize that health behaviors are often resistant to change. Seeking to understand this problem, some have begun focusing on health lifestyles (Cockerham 2005). These are defined as groups of interrelated health behaviors, rooted in social identities related to understandings of health,(More)
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)
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)
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