Complexity of Family Life Among the Low-Income and Working Poor: Introduction to the Special Iyssue

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Abstract

Like all families, low-income and working-poor families need economic stability, safety, good health, and engagement in the larger community. However, the complexity of their lives is greatly impacted by limited economic resources. Three primary themes are explored by the 12 articles in this special issue: competing stressors and tensions, effective parenting, and economic stability and financial decision making. Key findings and program and policy implications identified by each set of authors are discussed. This body of work provides research-based practice and policy suggestions to guide future efforts in partnering with families to strengthen their families and communities for successful enhancement of child well-being.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-126
Number of pages5
JournalFamily Relations
Volume53
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2004

Keywords

  • Families
  • Family policy
  • Low-income
  • Poverty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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