Adversity and child development in South Africa: effects of socio-economic status and violence on functioning at age 4

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dc.contributor.author Barbarin, Oscar A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-13T06:14:47Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-13T06:14:47Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/8417
dc.description African Studies Seminar series. Paper presented 19 February, 1996 en_US
dc.description.abstract The social and political transformations currently under way in South Africa provide reasonable grounds for optimism about the future of this country and of most of its people. However the seeds of violence, social upheaval, and economic injustice planted and nurtured during the apartheid era continue to yield a bitter and abundant harvest. This enduring legacy of violence and poverty is endemic to the daily experiences of many African families(Ramphele) 1993). A purpose of this report is to review empirical data from an investigation of the development of South African children in order to determine whether socioeconomic status (marital status, educational status and access to material resources) and their concomitants (exposure to community and family violence) predict behavioral and emotional functioning. The central question to be addressed here can be stated as follows: By age 4 are the offspring of parents with limited access to material resources and who live in dangerous areas more likely to exhibit decrements or acquire competencies in behavioral and emotional domains than the offspring of their more advantaged counterparts? en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Institute for Advanced Social Research;ISS 19
dc.subject Child development. South Africa en_US
dc.subject Children and violence. South Africa en_US
dc.subject Poverty. Psychological aspects. South Africa en_US
dc.subject Children, Effect of poverty on. South Africa en_US
dc.title Adversity and child development in South Africa: effects of socio-economic status and violence on functioning at age 4 en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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