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New article alert: Economic consequences of the pandemic for mothers of justice-involved youth

Dr. Cavanagh's latest article, titled "Mothers with justice-involved sons: Socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 by neighborhood disorder in the United States" was recently published in The Journal of Social Issues.


Among mothers of justice-involved youth-- particularly Latina mothers-- those living in more disordered neighborhoods faced more economic consequences of the pandemic. Thus, women with multiple historically underserved identities (e.g., those living in disadvantaged neighborhoods, those with childcare responsibilities, Latinas, justice-involved families) were uniquely vulnerable to the economic impacts of the pandemic.

The results of this paper suggest that significant, targeted, tailored outreach is needed to address the needs of vulnerable communities, including the families of youth who are justice-involved, to prevent disadvantages from compounding.

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