• Journal Article

Poverty as a predictor of 4-year-olds' executive function: New perspectives on models of differential susceptibility

Citation

Raver, C. C., Blair, C., Willoughby, M., & Family Life Proj. Key Investigators, . U. (2013). Poverty as a predictor of 4-year-olds' executive function: New perspectives on models of differential susceptibility. Developmental Psychology, 49(2), 292-304. DOI: 10.1037/a0028343

Abstract

In a predominantly low-income, population-based longitudinal sample of 1,259 children followed from birth, results suggest that chronic exposure to poverty and the strains of financial hardship were each uniquely predictive of young children's performance on measures of executive functioning. Results suggest that temperament-based vulnerability serves as a statistical moderator of the link between poverty-related risk and children's executive functioning. Implications for models of ecology and biology in shaping the development of children's self-regulation are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)