Economic Hardship - ImpactofEconomicHardship:The...

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FSHD 447A 4/14/09 Impact of Economic Hardship:  The  Case of Paternal Job Loss
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Objectives To gain knowledge of the mechanisms through which parental job loss and economic hardship affect children’s developmental outcomes. To gain knowledge of the factors that contribute to individual differences in parents’ responses to economic hardship.
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How Paternal Job Loss Affects  Children Father Mediation “…most effects [of job loss] are indirect and mediated through the changes that economic loss produces in the father’s behavior and disposition.” (McLoyd, 1989, p. 293) Paternal job loss is an exosystem influence – The child does not directly experience the father’s job loss but is affected indirectly due to its influence on the family
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McLoyd’s (1989) Model of How Paternal  Job Loss Affects the Child ECONOMIC LOSS FATHER ‘S PSYCHOLOGICAL RESPONSE Negativity Pessimism FATHER-CHILD INTERACTION Punitiveness Low Nurturance CHILD PROBLEMS
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