Do neighborhood and home contexts help explain why low-income children miss opportunities to participate in activities outside of school?

@article{Dearing2009DoNA,
  title={Do neighborhood and home contexts help explain why low-income children miss opportunities to participate in activities outside of school?},
  author={Eric Dearing and Christopher Wimer and Sandra D. Simpkins and Terese J Lund and Suzanne M. Bouffard and Pia Caronongan and Holly Kreider and Heather Weiss Heather B. Weiss},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={1545-62}
}
In this study, children's participation (N = 1,420) in activities outside of elementary school was examined as a function of disparities in family income using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, Child Development Supplement. Children's neighborhood and home environments were investigated as mechanisms linking income disparities and participation rates. Family income was positively associated with children's participation in activities, with the largest effect sizes evident for… CONTINUE READING

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