Maternal Depression: Why It Matters to an Anti-Poverty Agenda for Parents and Children

March 20, 2014 | Stephanie Schmit, Olivia Golden, and William Beardslee (Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School)

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Maternal depression is a major public health problem that interferes with a parent’s capacity to help a child develop and stymies their efforts to escape poverty. This brief summarizes the reasons early childhood and anti-poverty advocates should seize this moment to address the problem and create pathways out of poverty for both generations.

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