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For African American millennials, difficulties on the road to adulthood may be hurting their mothers' health

Barr, Ashley (2018) For African American millennials, difficulties on the road to adulthood may be hurting their mothers' health. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (03 May 2018). Website.

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Abstract

Exposure to constant stress has a proven to be bad for people's health. But what is the effect of stress that comes from family relationships, such as when parents have to support their children's path to adulthood? In new research, Ashley Barr studies the effects of this kind of stress on mothers' health, finding that young African Americans' challenges during the transition to adulthood are closely linked to their mothers having poorer health. Each additional challenge faced by African American adolescents, such as economic hardship or racial discrimination, prematurely ages their mothers by nearly two and a half years.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2018 10:57
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2019 00:30
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90045

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