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Type: Journal article
Title: Impact of social capital and family structure on family functioning: evidence from families with seven years children born preterm
Author: Ahmed, S.
Citation: The Ritsumeikan Economic Review, 2017; 65(4):22-36
Publisher: Ritsumeikan University
Issue Date: 2017
ISSN: 0288-0180
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Sharmina Ahmed
Abstract: The study investigated the influence of social capital and family structure on family functioning for families with seven years children who were born preterm (born <33 weeks gestation). The analysis used data from a completed randomized control trial conducted in Australia on preterm babies from 245 families. Subjective report of family functioning completed only by mothers was assessed using the Mc Master Family Assessment Device (FAD). We tested the hypothesis that family structure and social capital can play a significant mediator role for healthy family functioning for this unique group of families. The results revealed that significantly lower family functioning levels in several dimensions of the FAD; families with school aged children who born pre term faced neighbourhood problems and had a single parent family structure. Thus, for families with pre term children there were significant role of neighbourhood relations and family structure for healthy family functioning as a micro-unit.
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RMID: 0030074311
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