Children and Youth Services Review
Cross-sectional data from the third wave of a ten-year data collection initiative were used to assess the odds of experiencing four material hardships between families who have a child member with a limiting health condition, and families with children who do not have a child member with a limiting health condition. The odds of experiencing material hardship in families with more than one child with a limiting health condition were also assessed. In the multivariable models, having a child in the household with a limiting health condition increases the odds the household will be unable to pay bills, and have their phone service disconnected. Also, having more than one child in a household with a limiting health condition increases the odds of being unable to pay bills, having a phone disconnected, and receiving food stamps. Interventions to assist these vulnerable families are presented.
Dare, Patricia Stoddard; Derigne, Leaanne; Quinn, Linda M.; and Mallett, Christopher, "Material Hardship in Families with Children with Health Conditions: Implications for Practice" (2015). Mathematics Faculty Publications. 204.
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