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The effects of poverty on the Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health of Children & Youth

Critical Analysis

Courtney Fentress

on 9 November 2012

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Transcript of The effects of poverty on the Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health of Children & Youth

Courtney Fentress & Kelsey Otts The Effects of Poverty on Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Health of Children and Youth this article considers the implications for prevention science of recent advances in research on family poverty and Children's Mental, emotional, and behavioral health. Definitions: of poverty
Official definition: living in a household with a gross income under the official poverty line ($22,000 for a family of 4.
Absolute poverty: falling below an objective external standars of the cost of meeting the most basic needs.
Relative poverty: falling below 50% or 60% of national median household income.
Subjective poverty: falling below a p subjective perception of the amount of income it takes to barely get by
Asset poverty: Wealth minus Debt First they described definitions of poverty and the conceptual and empirical challenges to estimating the causal effects of poverty on children's M.E.B.H. Challenges to estimating the effects of poverty on Children's M.E.B.H. Cause versus Epiphenomenon: Correlates of poverty, some of which may be terminates in prior generations and some may be mediators of the effects of poverty Poverty Co-Factors Ex. Low school attainment and teen parenting both increase adolescents chances of raising their children in poverty. Education, achievement, and the family structure in one generation can therefore be determinants of family income poverty and then children's health and development in the next generation. Goals To access current scientific understanding of how poverty harms children's M-E-B health and
To build on this scientific knowledge base to evaluate past and current efforts to prevent childhood M-E-B disorders and promote child mental health.
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