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The Influence of Family Capital on Children`s Working Memory in New Immigrant Families in the United States
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The Influence of Family Capital on Children`s Working Memory in New Immigrant Families in the United States
Jeong, Yu-Jin; You, Hyun-Kyung;
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 Abstract
This study investigated how family capital was associated with the working memory of young school-aged children from immigrant families in the United States using the New Immigrant Survey. Family capital was identified as economic, human, cultural, and social capital, and children`s working memory was measured by the Digit Span scores. Poisson regression analysis was used for examining the sample of 428 children from the New Immigrant Survey. Results indicated that cultural capital within the home was positively associated with the working memory of young school-aged children whereas economic, human, and social capital was not. Implications and limitations of the study are also discussed.
 Keywords
Family Capital;immigrant families;working memory;school-aged children;
 Language
English
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