A part of Reports from CDASA Small Grant Recipients. Will be presented in conjunction with “Same-sex, Same Families? Cross-national Differences in Support for Same-Sex and Single Parent Families”
In spite of the increasing rates of substance abuse and the concentration of substance abuse among the most economically vulnerable individuals, little is known about the consequences of parental substance abuse for children’s wellbeing. Using data from the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), we examine two questions. First, what are inequalities in wellbeing of children exposed to parental substance abuse compared to children not exposed to parental substance abuse? Second, what are the heterogeneous consequences of parental substance abuse for children’s wellbeing?