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Author: Treves-Kagan, Sarah
Resulting in 1 citation.
1. Ports, Katie A.
Tang, Shichao
Treves-Kagan, Sarah
Rostad, Whitney L.
Breaking the Cycle of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Economic Position Moderates the Relationship Between Mother and Child ACE Scores among Black and Hispanic Families
Children and Youth Services Review published online (19 May 2021): 106067.
Also: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0190740921001468
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
Publisher: Elsevier
Keyword(s): Childhood Adversity/Trauma; Ethnic Differences; Family Income; Racial Differences; Socioeconomic Status (SES); Wealth

Objective: To determine whether economic position moderates the association between mother's ACE score and child's ACE score and whether these pathways differ by race and ethnicity.

Design: Conducted regression and moderation analysis using mother-child dyadic data from panel surveys, stratified by race. The simple slopes for the interactions were probed to determine the magnitude and significance of the interaction.

Setting: Secondary data analysis utilizing data from two cohorts of the National Longitudinal Surveys: 1) National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979; and 2) National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 Children and Young Adults.

Participants: The sample included 6,261 children and 2,967 matched mothers.

Results: Mother's ACE score was positively associated with her child's ACE score. Economic position was a significant moderator for Black families. Higher wages and net family wealth during children's first five years were associated with weakened associations between mother and child ACEs for Black families. For Hispanic families, higher wages and salary were significantly associated with weakened associations. Among White families, higher net family wealth was associated with stronger ACEs transmission.

Bibliography Citation
Ports, Katie A., Shichao Tang, Sarah Treves-Kagan and Whitney L. Rostad. "Breaking the Cycle of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Economic Position Moderates the Relationship Between Mother and Child ACE Scores among Black and Hispanic Families." Children and Youth Services Review published online (19 May 2021): 106067.