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Effects of Parental Debt on Children’s Well-Being Vary, Study Finds

Debt may not be universally harmful for children’s well-being, particularly if the debt is due to investment in a home or education, according to a study published in Pediatrics. However, because the study also revealed that some types of parental debt are associated with poorer outcomes in children, the authors suggest that clinicians ask patients about debt and how stress over debt might influence interactions with their children.Previous research on debt and mental health has focused on adults, but the results have been mixed. In the current study, believed to...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Monday, 25 January, 2016

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