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Effects of Parental Incarceration on Children into adulthood

More than 5 million children, or one in 14, in the U.S. have had a parent in state or federal prison at some point in their lives. Few studies have considered whether the consequences associated with parental incarceration extend beyond the children who experience the event, and whether the influence of parental incarceration varies by the context in which it occurs.
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The multilevel consequences of parental incarceration are evident by examining the relationship between individual- and neighborhood-level rates of parental, maternal, and paternal incarceration and adult neighborhood disadvantage. The influence of individual-level parental incarceration, and particularly paternal incarceration, is weaker in contexts where parental incarceration is commonplace.

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