Socioeconomic Status, Parenting, and Child Development presents cutting-edge thinking and research on linkages among socioeconomic status, parenting, and child development. The contributors represent an array of different disciplines, and approach the issues from a variety of perspectives. Accordingly, their "take" on how SES matters in the lives of children varies.
This volume is divided into two parts. Part I concerns the constructs and measurement of SES and Part II discusses the functions and effects of SES. Each part presents four substantive chapters on the topic followed by an interpretive and constructively critical commentary.
The chapters--considered as a whole--attest to the value of systematically examining the components of SES and how each flows through an array of specific parenting practices and resources both within and outside the home environment to help shape the course of child development. The result is a more fully delineated picture of how SES impacts the lives of children in the 21st century--a picture that contains a road map for the next generation of studies of SES and its role in the rapidly evolving ecology of family life.
Contents: M.H. Bornstein, Series Foreword. Socioeconomic Status, Parenting, and Child Development: An Introduction. Part I:SES: Measurement and Ecology. M.E. Ensminger, K. Fothergill, A Decade of Measuring SES: What It Tells Us and Where We Go From Here. M.H. Bornstein, C-S. Hahn, J.T.D. Suwalsky, O.M. Haynes, Socioeconomic Status, Parenting, and Child Development: The Hollingshead Four-Factor Index of Social Status and the Socioeconomic Index of Occupations. G.J. Duncan, K.A. Magnuson, Off With Hollingshead: Socioeconomic Resources, Parenting, and Child Development. A.J. Fuligni, H. Yoshikawa, Socioeconomic Resources, Parenting, Poverty, and Child Development Among Immigrant Families. L.W. Hoffman, Methodological Issues in Studies of SES, Parenting, and Child Development. Part II:SES: Parenting and Child Development. E. Hoff, Causes and Consequences of SES-Related Differences in Parent-to-Child Speech. R.H. Bradley, R.F. Corwyn, Age and Ethnic Variations in Family Process Mediators of SES. A.W. Gottfried, A.E. Gottfried, K. Bathurst, D.W. Guerin, M.M. Parramore, Socioeconomic Status in Children's Development and Family Environment: Infancy Through Adolescence. T. Leventhal, J. Brooks-Dunn, Moving on Up: Neighborhood Effects on Children and Families. R.M. Lerner, What Are SES Effects Effects of?: A Developmental Systems Perspective.