Study: Recession May Be Taking Toll On Families.

HealthDay (12/16, Goodwin) reports, “The recent recession took a toll on parent-child ties, with parents who were under financial strain reporting that they felt less connected to their kids and kids saying they were less likely to act with generosity,” according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Research on Adolescence. Investigators surveyed “about 500 families in the Seattle area” who “were mostly white, middle- to upper-middle-class and college educated.”

They found that “parents who reported increasing financial pressure were also more likely to report symptoms of depression, according to the study. In turn, depressed parents were more likely to report feeling less connected and less close with their child.”

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