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The relationship between multidimensional economic well being and children's mental health

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T12:18:00Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T12:18:00Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08-12 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/14273
dc.description.abstract Conceptualizing both economic well -being (EWB) and children's development as multidimensional constructs, the present study examines their association using bioecological developmental theory and structural equation modeling (SEM) with Zulu children (ages 7-10) in KwaZulu -Natal, a highly impoverished region of South Africa. Relative EWB within impoverished communities consists of three dimensions: material assets (durable goods and living environment), fiscal appraisal (subjective experiences of access to/allocation of resources), and fiscal capacity (monetary inflow/outflow). Children's development also is measured across multiple dimensions: physical health, mental health, and executive functioning. In addition to an overall association between EWB and children's development across outcomes, the sub -dimensions of EWB are differentially related to aspects of children's development. The dimension of material assets exhibits the greatest association with child outcomes, while fiscal capacity exhibits the least. Implications of these findings are discussed, including the use of multidimensional approaches to measuring EWB to understand, more clearly, its relationship to multiple dimensions of children's development. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject ECONOMIC WELLBEING en
dc.subject CHILDREN en
dc.subject MENTAL HEALTH en
dc.title The relationship between multidimensional economic well being and children's mental health en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume May en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle Developmental Science en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10946 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=21563 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 10010 en
dc.bibliographictitle Turbeville, A., Aber, J.L., Weinberg, S.L., Richter, L. & Van Heerden, A. (2019) The relationship between multidimensional economic well being and children's mental health. <i>Developmental Science</i>. May:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Turbeville, A. en
dc.contributor.author2 Aber, J.L. en
dc.contributor.author3 Weinberg, S.L. en
dc.contributor.author4 Richter, L. en
dc.contributor.author5 Van Heerden, A. en


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