Examining Association of Age, Household Dysfunction, Outcomes in Early Adulthood

JAMA Network Open

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What The Study Did: Population data from Denmark were used to examine whether age at exposure to negative experiences in childhood and adolescence (parents’ unemployment, incarceration, mental disorders, death and divorce, and the child’s foster care experiences) was associated with outcomes in early adulthood.

Author: Signe Hald Andersen, Ph.D., of the Rockwool Foundation Research Unit in Copenhagen, Denmark, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.32769)

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