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How Does Household Income Affect Child Personality Traits and Behaviors?

Reports on a study using longitudinal data to determine the effects of family income on a child's emotional and behavioral health, and personality characteristics, and the mechanisms supporting these effects. The study included American Indian families who received financial support from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians tribal government, and compared changes at the household level prior to and after receiving these funds, as well as comparisons with families who did not receive this funding. Comparisons of economic status were noted between rural Native Americans and rural African Americans.
Randall Akee, William Copeland, E. Jane Costello, Emilia Simeonova
American Economic Review,108(3), 775-827
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American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Black or African American · Income support and assistance · Poverty · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data