The Great Recession, genetic sensitivity, and maternal harsh parenting.

TitleThe Great Recession, genetic sensitivity, and maternal harsh parenting.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLee, D, Brooks-Gunn, J, McLanahan, SS, Notterman, D, Garfinkel, I
JournalProc Natl Acad Sci U S A
Volume110
Issue34
Pagination13780-4
Date Published2013 Aug 20
ISSN1091-6490
KeywordsEconomic Recession, Economics, Female, Genotype, History, 21st Century, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Least-Squares Analysis, Maternal Behavior, Mothers, Parenting, Receptors, Dopamine D2, Stress, Psychological
Abstract

<p>Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, this study examined the effects of the Great Recession on maternal harsh parenting. We found that changes in macroeconomic conditions, rather than current conditions, affected harsh parenting, that declines in macroeconomic conditions had a stronger impact on harsh parenting than improvements in conditions, and that mothers' responses to adverse economic conditions were moderated by the DRD2 Taq1A genotype. We found no evidence of a moderating effect for two other, less well-studied SNPs from the DRD4 and DAT1 genes.</p>

DOI10.1073/pnas.1312398110
Alternate JournalProc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.
PubMed ID23918380
PubMed Central IDPMC3752274
Grant ListR01 HD036916 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
R01 HD076592 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
R01HD066054 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
R01HD36916 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
R24 HD058486 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States