She is the principal investigator of a longituudinal study of the impact of maternal job and income loss on African American children and their families, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.
Maternal behavior, social support, and economic conditions as predictors of distress in children
Article first published online: 15 FEB 2006
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New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development
Volume 1990, Issue 46, pages 49–69, Winter 1990
How to Cite
McLoyd, V. C. and Wilson, L. (1990), Maternal behavior, social support, and economic conditions as predictors of distress in children. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 1990: 49–69. doi: 10.1002/cd.23219904605
- Issue published online: 15 FEB 2006
- Article first published online: 15 FEB 2006
Economic hardship diminishes psychological well-being and the capacity for supportive parenting. Single mothers' coping behavior, psychological functioning, and communications to the child about financial matters and personal problems predict the degree of psychological distress experienced by their children.