Maternal literacy and associations between education and the cognitive home environment in low-income families Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Child Development
  • Educational Status
  • Environment
  • Mothers
  • Poverty

abstract

  • Literacy level may be a more specific indicator of risk than educational level in low-income families. Studies of low-income families should include direct measures of literacy. Pediatricians should develop strategies to identify mothers with low literacy levels and promote parenting behaviors to foster cognitive development in these at-risk families.

publication date

  • September 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3083977

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archpediatrics.2009.136

PubMed ID

  • 19736337

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 832

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 163

number

  • 9