Emerson, Eric and Shahtahmasebi, Said and Berridge, Damon and Lancaster, Gillian (2010) Poverty transitions among families supporting a child with intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 35 (4). pp. 224-234. ISSN 1469-9532Full text not available from this repository.
Background Little is known about child disability and dynamic aspects of poverty. Method Analysis of data collected over a 12-month period for families (a) supporting a child with intellectual disability (n = 370), (b) supporting a child with other disability (n = 1,418), and (c) supporting a child with no disability (n = 7,215). Results When compared to families not supporting a child with disability, families supporting a child with intellectual disability were (a) more likely to be poor, (b) more likely to become poor, (c) less likely to escape from being poor. Half of poverty transitions were associated with identifiable potential trigger events. Conclusions There were few differences between families supporting or not supporting a child with disability with regard to either levels of exposure to potential trigger events or to the strength of the association between exposure and poverty transitions.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||poverty ; hardship ; children ; families|
|Departments:||Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research|
Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
|Deposited On:||25 Jul 2011 10:28|
|Last Modified:||26 Mar 2013 18:11|
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