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Child Dev. 2010 Jan-Feb;81(1):410-26. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2009.01403.x.

Early educational intervention, early cumulative risk, and the early home environment as predictors of young adult outcomes within a high-risk sample.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8180, USA. liz_pungello@unc.edu

Abstract

The extent to which early educational intervention, early cumulative risk, and the early home environment were associated with young adult outcomes was investigated in a sample of 139 young adults (age 21) from high-risk families enrolled in randomized trials of early intervention. Positive effects of treatment were found for education attainment, attending college, and skilled employment; negative effects of risk were found for education attainment, graduating high school, being employed, and avoiding teen parenthood. The home mediated the effects of risk for graduating high school, but not being employed for teen parenthood. Evidence for moderated mediation was found for educational attainment; the home mediated the association between risk and educational attainment for the control group, but not the treated group.

PMID:
20331676
PMCID:
PMC2846090
DOI:
10.1111/j.1467-8624.2009.01403.x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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