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Title: Poverty and adolescent developmental outcomes : a critical review
Authors: Leung, Janet T. Y.
Shek, Daniel T. L.
Subjects: Adolescents
Developmental outcomes
Psychological development
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Source: International journal of adolescent medicine and health, June 2011, v. 23, no. 2, p. 109-114.
Abstract: This paper reviews the impact of poverty on adolescent developmental outcomes. Based on a review of the literature, the impact of poverty on the psychological development of adolescents, the pathways through which poverty operates, and the protective factors of adolescents from the impact of poverty are outlined. The review showed conceptual problems in the literature, including the neglect of attention paid to cultural diversity and intervening processes between poverty and child developmental outcomes. This review also highlights methodological challenges, including the lack of longitudinal and qualitative studies in the field and the problems of using single informant perspective to study dynamic family processes. Recommendations for directions of future research are offered.
Rights: ©2011 by Walter de Gruyter. The journal web site is located at
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
DOI: 10.1515/IJAMH.2011.019
ISSN: 0334-0139 (print)
2191-0278 (online)
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