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dc.contributor.authorBizzego, Andreaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLim, Mengyuen_US
dc.contributor.authorDimitriou, Dagmaraen_US
dc.contributor.authorEsposito, Gianlucaen_US
dc.identifier.citationBizzego, A., Lim, M., Dimitriou, D. & Esposito, G. (2021). The role of the family network when raising a child with a disability in low- and middle-income countries. Disabilities, 1(1), 58-68.
dc.description.abstractFamily plays a role in supporting child development, by facilitating caregiving and other parental practices. Low- and middle-income families typically have a complex structure with many relatives living together in the same household. The role of family and family complexity in the caregiving of children with disabilities is still unknown. In this study, we use data from N = 22,405 children with severe (N = 876) and mild or no disability (N = 21,529) from a large dataset collected in the 2005–2007 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey. In particular, we adopt PageRank, a well-known algorithm used by search engines, to quantify the importance of each child in the family network. We then analyze the level of caregiving the child received in light of the child’s importance and developmental status, using a generalized linear model. Results show a main effect of child’s importance and of the interaction of child’s importance and developmental status. Post hoc analysis reveals that higher child importance is associated with a better caregiving outcome only for children with mild or no disability.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMinistry of Education (MOE)en_US
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dc.subjectSocial sciences::Psychologyen_US
dc.titleThe role of the family network when raising a child with a disability in low- and middle-income countriesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Social Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.schoolLee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine)en_US
dc.contributor.organizationDepartment of Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of Trento, Italyen_US
dc.contributor.organizationSleep Education and Research Laboratory (SERL), UCL Institute of Education, Londonen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.subject.keywordsDevelopmental Disabilitiesen_US
dc.description.acknowledgementThis work was supported by the 2015 NAP Start-up Grant M4081597 (GE) from Nanyang Technological University Singapore and the Ministry of Education Tier-1 Grant (GE). A.B. was sup- ported by a Post-doctoral Fellowship within MIUR program framework “Dipartimenti di Eccellenza” (DiPSCO, University of Trento, Italy). Computational resources were provided by the National Super Computing Center of Singapore (Project ID: 12001609; Computational study of Child Development in Low Resource Contexts).en_US
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