Parenting with a Disability and Child Mental Health: A Propensity Score Analysis
Little research has examined the impact of having a parent with a disability on child mental health. This study used data from 7,116 families of children who participated in the 2006 National Health Interview Survey and propensity score matching (PSM) to investigate this question. Prior to PSM, differences in Child Mental Health Brief scores were significant with a moderate effect size. After PSM, differences in Child Mental Health Brief scores were still significant, but the effect size was small. Results indicate that much of the mental health risk for children of parents with disabilities is connected to related issues. © 2014 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation
Neely-Barnes, S., Zanskas, S., Delavega, M., & Evans, T. (2014). Parenting with a Disability and Child Mental Health: A Propensity Score Analysis. Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 13 (3), 226-246. https://doi.org/10.1080/1536710X.2014.912185