Effects of Poverty

By: Harris, Kathleen Mullan, and Jeremy K. Marmer.

Using longitudinal data from the National Survey of Children, these researchers find that the effects of parent involvement on factors such as their childís delinquency, educational attainment, and economic attainment varies depending upon the gender of the parent. A motherís involvement tends to have a larger influence on mitigating negative long-term effects of poverty, but a fatherís involvement serves as a smaller but independent buffer against the negative long-term effects of poverty on children.

Poverty, paternal involvement, and adolescent well-being. Journal of Family Issues 17 (5): 614-40.