Parental Incarceration, Children's School Readiness, and Intervention Needs.

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Princeton University.
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Center for Research on Child Wellbeing.
Annie E. Casey Foundation.
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Little is known empirically about the implications of parental incarceration for children. This policy brief summarizes research examining the effects of paternal incarceration on several measures of children's school readiness, identifies circumstances that increase or mitigate children's risk, and identifies family processes that mediate incarceration's effects, presenting opportunities for policy and service intervention. (Author abstract modified)

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