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Wellness Check: Material Hardship and Psychological Distress among Families with Infants and Toddlers

06.2019 / By Urban Institute

This fact sheet explores the extent to which families of young children experience material hardship and psychological distress. It also highlights recent research on the effects of both material hardship and serious psychological distress on infant and toddler growth and development, as well as steps policymakers can take to mitigate the harmful effects of hardship and distress on families with young children.

This resource uses data from the Urban Institute’s Well-Being and Basic Needs Survey.

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