‘The acute effects of community violence on young children’s regulatory, behavioral, and developmental outcomes in a low-income urban sample in Brazil’
Paper from the JCPP
Existing research on the impacts of adversity on young children’s psychological well-being has largely focused on household-level risk factors using observational methods in high-income countries. This study leverages natural variation in the timing and location of community homicides to estimate their acute effects on the regulatory, behavioral, and developmental outcomes of Brazilian 3-year-olds.
Authors: Dana C. McCoy, Marta Dormal, Jorge Cuartas, Angélica Carreira dos Santos, Günther Fink, Alexandra Brentani
First published: 03 April 2023
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