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Parent-Child Relationships and Mental Health in the Transition to Adulthood among Young Adults of Color

 

Theme: Mental Health Among Marginalized Communities
Project Title: Parent-Child Relationships and Mental Health in the Transition to Adulthood among Young Adults of Color
GranteeXing Zhang, Health Disparities Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Annaliese Grant, PhD Student in Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Grant Period: April-September 2020

Abstract
This project uses longitudinal social survey data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) and the Add Health Parent Study from 1994-2018 in order to understand how depressive symptoms change over time from adolescence to adulthood, how transitions to adulthood are associated with mental health, and how parent-child relationships are associated with mental health outcomes among Black, Latinx, and Asian adults. Variations in these three objectives will be explored by immigrant generation status, gender, and socioeconomic status. The goal of this study is to understand how parent-child relationships can improve mental health in the transition to adulthood among young adults of color.