New Study: Differences in Family Income Affect How Parents Raise Their Children
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The Pew survey also took into account how parents feel about their neighborhood and the safety of their children in it. The higher-earners felt their neighborhood was a good one for raising children, while half of the lower-earners felt worried their child could potentially get shot in their neighborhood! The greater concern for the higher-income families was that their child may become anxious or depressed.
This study shows that the reason for the discrepancy is the increase in segregation of communities by income status. Decades ago, communities were more varied. Changes are on the way though, thanks to public library proximity and public preschool programs being made available to lower-income communities.
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