Journal article

Socioeconomic Disadvantage in Infancy and Academic and Self-Regulation Outcomes

Meredith O'Connor, Shiau Chong, Delyse Hutchinson, Ann Sanson, Jennifer McIntosh, Craig A Olsson, Sharon Goldfeld

PEDIATRICS | AMER ACAD PEDIATRICS | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: A comprehensive understanding of how timing of exposure to disadvantage affects long-term developmental risk is needed for greater precision in child health policy. We investigated whether socioeconomic disadvantage in infancy (age 0-1 years) directly affects academic and self-regulation problems in late childhood (age 10-12 years), independent of disadvantage at school entry (age 4-6 years). METHODS: Analyses were replicated in 2 population-based cohorts: the Australian Temperament Project (ATP; N = 2443) and the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC; N = 5107). Generalized linear models were used to estimate the crude and adjusted effects. Marginal structural models w..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship


Awarded by Australian Research Council Principal Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

Funded by Murdoch Children's Research Institute theme funding and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. Prof Goldfeld is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship (APP1155290). Prof Olsson is supported by an Australian Research Council Principal Research Fellowship (DP130101459). Dr Hutchinson is supported by an Australian Unity Industry Partner Senior Research Fellowship.