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Poverty Literature

Aber, J.L.  (2009). Experiments in 21st century antipoverty policy. Public Policy Research, 16(1), 57-63. PREVIEW  


Aber, L., Morris, P., & Raver, C. (2012). Children, Families and Poverty: Definitions, Trends, Emerging Science and Implications for Policy. Social Policy Report volume 26, number 3: Publication of the Society for Research in Child Development. FULL TEXT


Bavarian, N., Lewis, K. M., DuBois, D. L., Acock, A., Vuchinich, S., Silverthorn, N., ... & Flay, B. R. (2013). Using Social‐Emotional and Character Development to Improve Academic Outcomes: A Matched‐Pair, Cluster‐Randomized Controlled Trial in Low‐Income, Urban Schools. Journal of School Health, 83(11), 771-779. FULL TEXT 


Boisjoli, R., Vitaro, F., Lacourse, E., Barker, E. D., & Tremblay, R. E. (2007). Impact and clinical significance of a preventive intervention for disruptive boys. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 191(5), 415-419. FULL TEXT 


Boles S, Biglan A, Smolkowski K. 2006. Relationships among negative and positive behaviours in adolescence. Journal of Adolescence, 29, 33-52. FULL TEXT


Bradshaw, C. P., Zmuda, J. H., Kellam, S. G., & Ialongo, N. S. (2009). Longitudinal impact of two universal preventive interventions in first grade on educational outcomes in high school. Journal of Educational Psychology, 101(4), 926. 



Campbell, F. A., & Ramey, C. T. (1994). Effects of early intervention on intellectual and academic achievement: a follow‐up study of children from low‐income families. Child development, 65(2), 684-698. FULL TEXT


Castellanos-Ryan, N., Séguin, J. R., Vitaro, F., Parent, S., & Tremblay, R. E. (2013). Impact of a 2-year multimodal intervention for disruptive 6-year-olds on substance use in adolescence: randomized controlled trial. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 203(3), 188-195. FULL TEXT 


Chetty, R., Friedman, J. N., Hilger, N., Saez, E., Schanzenbach, D. W., & Yagan, D. (2011). How does your kindergarten classroom affect your earnings? Evidence from Project STAR . Quarterly Journal of Economics, 126, 1593-1660. 



Davis-Kean, P. E. (2005). The influence of parent education and family income on child achievement: the indirect role of parental expectations and the home environment. Journal of family psychology, 19(2), 294-304.  FULL TEXT


Dishion TJ, Patterson GR. 2006. The development and ecology of antisocial behavior in children and adolescents. In D Cicchetti, DD Cohen (Eds.), Developmental psychopathology (pp. 503-41). Somerset, NJ: Wiley. FULL TEXT 


Fishbein, D., Miller, S., Herman-Stahl, M., Williams, J., Lavery, B., Markovitz, L., ... & Johnson, M. (2016). Behavioral and Psychophysiological Effects of a Yoga Intervention on High-Risk Adolescents: A Randomized Control Trial. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25(2), 518-529. ABSTRACT


Flay, B. R., & Allred, C. G. (2003). Long-term effects of the Positive Action® program. American Journal of Health Behavior, 27(Supplement 1), S6-S21. FULL TEXT


Gertler, P., Heckman, J., Pinto, R., Zanolini, A., Vermeersch, C., Walker, S., ... & Grantham-McGregor, S. (2013). Labor market returns to early childhood stimulation: A 20-year followup to an experimental intervention in Jamaica (No. w19185). National Bureau of Economic Research. FULL TEXT


Holzer, H. J.;  Schanzenbach, D. W; Duncan, G. J. & Ludwig, J. (2008). The economic costs of childhood poverty in the United States. Journal of Children and Poverty, 14, 41-61. FULL TEXT


Hoynes, H. W., Schanzenbach, D. W., & Almond, D. (2012). Long run impacts of childhood access to the safety net (No. w18535). National Bureau of Economic Research. FULL TEXT


Lonigan, C. J., & Whitehurst, G. J. (1998). Relative efficacy of parent and teacher involvement in a shared-reading intervention for preschool children from low-income backgrounds. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 13(2), 263-290. ABSTRACT


Mendelson, T., Greenberg, M. T., Dariotis, J. K., Gould, L. F., Rhoades, B. L., & Leaf, P. J. (2010). Feasibility and preliminary outcomes of a school-based mindfulness intervention for urban youth. Journal of abnormal child psychology, 38(7), 985-994. FULL TEXT


Miller TR. 2004. The social costs of adolescent problem behavior. In Biglan et al., Helping adolescents at risk (pp. 31-56).



MPH@GW the online MPH program from the George Washington University (2018). Poverty vs. Federal Poverty Level. *A written and visual resource that looks at the differences between the definitions of poverty and the Federal Poverty Level, as well as how the FPL impacts public health. 

National Research Council, Institute of Medicine. 2009. Preventing mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders among young people:  progress and possibilities. Committee on Prevention of Mental Disorders & Substance Abuse among Children, Youth, and Young Adults:  Research Advances & Promising Interventions. Washington, DC: National Academy of Science. FULL TEXT


Reynolds, A. J., Temple, J. A., Ou, S. R., Robertson, D. L., Mersky, J. P., Topitzes, J. W., & Niles, M. D. (2007). Effects of a school-based, early childhood intervention on adult health and well-being: A 19-year follow-up of low-income families. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 161(8), 730-739. FULL TEXT


Reynolds, A. J., Temple, J. A., Robertson, D. L., & Mann, E. A. (2001). Long-term effects of an early childhood intervention on educational achievement and juvenile arrest: A 15-year follow-up of low-income children in public schools. Jama, 285(18), 2339-2346. FULL TEXT


Sawhill, I., & Karpilow, Q. (2013). Strategies for assisting low-income families. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution. 



Seeley JR, Rohde P, Jones L. 2010. School-based prevention and intervention for depression and suicidal behavior. In MR Shinn, HM Walker, G Stoner (Eds.), Interventions for achievement and behavior problems in a three-tier model including response to intervention (pp. 363-96). MD: NASP. FULL TEXT


Van der Gucht, K., Takano, K., Van Broeck, N., & Raes, F. (2015). A Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Economically Disadvantaged People: Effects on Symptoms of Stress, Anxiety, and Depression and on Cognitive Reactivity and Overgeneralization. Mindfulness, 6(5), 1042-1052. ABSTRACT


Wolf, S., Aber, J.L. &Morris, P. (2013). Drawing on Psychological Theory to Understand and Improve Antipoverty Policies: The Case of Conditional Cash Transfers. (J.) Psychology, Public Policy and Law, 19(1), 3-14. ABSTRACT


Yoshikawa, H. (1995). Long-term effects of early childhood programs on social outcomes and delinquency. The future of children, 51-75. FULL TEXT


Yoshikawa, H., L. Aber, & Beardslee, W.  (2012) The Effects of Poverty on the Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health of Children and Youth Implications for Prevention. American Psychologist, 67(4):272-84. FULL TEXT


Yoshikawa, H., Weiland, C., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (in prep [will be in press by April]).  When does preschool matter? The Future of Children.  

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