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Philadelphia Inquirer: Close bond between kids, parents has long-term health benefits
[9/23/2016]
Sept. 20, 2016
New Baylor research published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior suggests that growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s long-term physical health, but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background. The research was conducted by Matthew A. Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)
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Good Relationships with Parents May Benefit Children’s Health Decades Later
[9/20/2016]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2016) — Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s physical health even decades later — but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background, according to a Baylor University study.
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The Street: Are Personal Care Accounts a Better Idea Than Universal Paid Leave?
[9/20/2016]
Research by Matthew A. Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, in cited in this article about rising calls for paid leave for key family issues. "The United States, without any standard paid leave available to mothers or parents - or any standard vacation or sick leave to support raising a dependent child - falls strikingly behind all the other countries we examined in terms of providing for parents' happiness and overall well-being," Andersson said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)
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