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Poverty and Children's Adjustment

Poverty and Children's Adjustment

  • Suniya S. Luthar - Columbia University, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA

February 1999 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The effects of poverty, lack of education and other negative socioeconomic forces on children's development are examined from an interdisciplinary perspective in this book. It provides an in-depth review of the literature on psychopathology among children faced with sociodemographic disadvantage, and integrates findings of empirical research conducted over the past 30 years, as well as suggested directions of future research.
Child Attributes
Poverty and the Family
Demographic and Structural Features

Poverty and the Family
Psychological Processes

Exosystemic Influences
Future Directions

Suniya Luthar

Suniya S. Luthar is Professor of Clinical and Developmental Psychology at Columbia University’s Teachers College. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1990. Dr. Luthar's research involves vulnerability and resilience among various populations including youth in poverty and children in families affected by mental illness. Her recent work has focused on children in affluent communities, and her findings on problems among these youth—particularly pertaining to substance use and anxiety—have received much attention in the scientific community, among parents and school administrators, and in the national media.... More About Author

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