Pathways to resilience: maternal nurturance as a buffer against the effects of childhood poverty on metabolic syndrome at midlife.

@article{Miller2011PathwaysTR,
  title={Pathways to resilience: maternal nurturance as a buffer against the effects of childhood poverty on metabolic syndrome at midlife.},
  author={Gregory E Miller and Margie Lachman and Edith Chen and Tara L. Gruenewald and Arun S. Karlamangla and Teresa Seeman},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 12},
  pages={1591-9}
}
Children raised in families with low socioeconomic status (SES) go on to have high rates of chronic illness in adulthood. However, a sizable minority of low-SES children remain healthy across the life course, which raises questions about the factors associated with, and potentially responsible for, such resilience. Using a sample of 1,205 middle-aged Americans, we explored whether two characteristics--upward socioeconomic mobility and early parental nurturance--were associated with resilience… CONTINUE READING

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